“When Photoshop wizard Kevin Weir spots a somber, 19th-century Russian man in the Library of Congress’ Flickr archive, he sees more than a black-and-white photograph: He imagines a pagan who sprouts an outraged, bestial head when nobody’s looking, then resumes his pose as a solid citizen.

That’s just one vivid vision Weir has turned into an animated GIF, part of his ongoing series of vintage images transformed into absurdist portraits for the internet age.

‘I just stare at the picture for a while and things start coming to me that I want to bring to life,’ he told Wired in a phone interview.”

–Hugh Hart. “Vintage Photos Enter Spooky Afterlife as Animated GIFs.” Wired. Underwire Blog. April 5, 2012. Web.

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