There are these amazing vintage photos on the Library of Congress flickr page. Worth loosing some time on.
Just something about the photo below that I was wondering: Would you ever paint it like that from your mind?
– Like the light coming though some random panels on the top. Why doesn’t it come through all of them? Or more like the shape of the sun?
– And look at the sunlit shapes on the ground, they look nothing like the window patterns.
– Where are these two odd half moon shapes at the rays come from?
– The shadow of the left cop has some weird effects – like this one light cone coming in.
Reality is often way different than one would ever think of. Just take a look a anatomy in photos of real people – the weirdest things are going on. Or likeness: Most photos of my friends look nothing like my friends. People would complain if you paint things like this, but they accept it in photos without a second thought.
I’ve found that one by the way on Kyle Johnson’s Photography page – nice pictures too. And since I’m at it – here two more vintage photos from flickr.