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Painted photography backdrops From roughly 1860 to 1920 painted photography backdrops were a standard feature of early photography studios. Generally of rustic or quasiclassical design, but sometimes presenting a bourgeoise Trompe-l'Ĺ“il,( is an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions. Forced perspective is a comparable illusion in architecture.)

backdrops eventually fell out of fashion with the advent of the Brownie and Kodak cameras which brought photography to the masses with concurrent changes to public sensibility. As they were produced for six decades by local artisans, backdrops can provide important clues to the provenance of old family photographs for genealogical research and their staged influence lives on in "old-timey" photography sets. Furthermore, backdrops are of some interest to specialized collectors of the history of photography.


Backdrops + Fashion 60’s-70’s - Dec 2015

American College of Greece - Deree students (Instructor: Dionisis Christofilogiannis): Antonopoulou Viktoria, Davouti Despoina, Geidatzis Jannis, Glykou Melina, Makrygiorgos Nikolaos, Papadimitriou Aliki, Smigadi Iliana, Vamvakoula Athina, Vourliotaki Thisvi, Nikiforos Michalarias, Alexiou Sofia, Andreou Afroditi, Bozoviti Anthi, Skavantzou Areti, Stavroulakis Pavlos, Amarisia Paragioudaki, Eleni Christofili, Vlavianou Eirini.

Student of Make up Lab by Yiannis Marketakis, Masterclass 2015-2016 : Kiousi Areti ,Vasiliadi Gianna ,Goniari Magdalini ,Konstantopoulou Vasiliki , Antonoudi Martha , Lambropoulou Christiana ,Roussou Anna , Daskalopoulou Fei , Diamanti Maria , Meintani Maria , Michaloutsou Katerina , Baltzi Anna , Sideri Tzortzina , Stavropoulou Natasa , Terizaki Chrysoula .

Photography: Panagiotis Assonitis


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