|The Sum of Those Who Went Before|
We have a suitcase full of old photos in the loft, so I decided to hang these up as a backdrop and take self-portraits inspired by the old images.
I couldn't find enough of the pictures in the style that I wanted to use (I'm certain there are more somewhere, I just couldn't find them!) so this had to be on a smaller scale than I wanted!
Perhaps if I had more time and/or did this again, I'd use a bigger variation of photograph styles (ordinary photos, carte visites, cabinet cards, mounted prints etc) so I could make a bigger wall of photos!
Honestly I can't say for sure how many of the people in these old photos are my direct ancestors, or even in my family! But it's more about the effect, I think.
My £1.25 unbranded camera remote worked very well for this shoot!