I made this photomanipulation about two years ago, but I don’t think I’ve ever published it anywhere. The texture was taken from stock.xchng, I think. It’s not really a photomanipulation, more like digital darkroom, as the main photo is unchanged, I just added a paper texture to give it the retro look (sort of like double exposure with a magnifier).
Taken in Dublin.
The tiled ceramic stove had not been working for decades, only used for keeping useful stuff at hand. Old and worn items mixed with new modern ones. The kitsch of the floral folk ornaments and the simplicity of square tiles. Everything exactly as she had left it, as it had always been, as long as I can remember.