Antique techniques! Hand-coloured photographs by Shae Detar

Date
29 November 2012
Reading Time
1 minute read

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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Shae Detar: Painted Photographs

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Shae Detar: Painted Photographs

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Shae Detar: Painted Photographs

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Shae Detar: Painted Photographs

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Shae Detar: Painted Photographs

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Shae Detar: Painted Photographs

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Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and worked across online, print and events, and was latterly Features Editor before leaving in May 2015.

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