Photo Blends of 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Present Day
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Photo-Blends of 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Present Day

Photographer Shawn Clover created a set of composite photographs of San Francisco, California, blending pictures from the 1906 earthquake that hit the city, with present day images. Clover collected archival photos of the earthquake’s aftermath. He then replicated the photos himself, down to the location, camera position and focal length, then the rest of the task involved high Photoshop  skills. After looking at the stunning results, it’s hard to imagine today that 106 years ago, much of the city we know now was a broken wasteland of rubble. The 1906 earthquake, and its subsequent fires, destroyed much of San Francisco and killed thousands. The work of Clover reminds us of photo blends created by Sergey Larenkov in his Ghosts of WWII series. Clover’s work is broken into two parts, Part 1 was created in 2010 and Part 2 was completed a couple of weeks ago.

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