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    Shae Detar: Painted Photographs

Antique techniques! Hand-coloured photographs by Shae Detar

Posted by Liv Siddall,

People used to paint photographs before the luxury of colour processing became an option, partly to convey the colours as they were as the shot was snapped, and partly because it’s a really fun thing to do, and they end up looking really cool. Shae Detar has cottoned on to this, and as a fan of experimenting in the darkroom, has made painting her photographs kind of her “thing”, with marvellous results. In these haunting images of girls — usually hanging out in some kind of canyon or sporting brilliant vintage-wear — Shae speaks of femininity and the reincarnation of dying camera techniques that are currently being lost to the Instagram generation.

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.