Logo for Joshua Klinger's ANOMALY
Vintage photo restoration; Three individuals holding guns as they stare at a floating orb.

ANOMALY is a collection of vintage photographs which have been digitally repaired and then altered through 3D compositing. Through this combination, each image in the collection gains a connection to the others creating an unspoken narrative.

PROCESS

Every image in the collection started out in some level of disrepair, and before I could even start to conceptualize how I would incorporate the anomaly into each image, I first had to go through the process of restoring them to a suitable condition.

Scan-destroyed

After the images were restored or close to it, I had to composite and render the anomaly into the scene. Using Blender, I modeled what I considered to be an ominous presence, and superimposed the anomaly over each image. Adjusting for lighting and camera.

blender-anomaly

After positioning and rendering out the 3D models, then came the task of properly compoisiting them into the image. As each photo was from a different time there was no standard for making it work, so each composite had to receive it's own treatment.

anomaly-compositing

COMPLETED WORKS

Freedom

Resistance

Leisure

Oversight

Worship

Beginnings

Acceptance

Adventure

Altitude

Duality

Vengence

Romance