Work on one of my photography projects this week includes files I have from the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin. Books and manuscripts can serve several functions but one of these is a portal to the past. Take this for example:
It’s an illustration of an anteater found in a 17th Century Persian text called “History of the West Indies”. It’s adorable and the manuscript itself is beautiful, a real work of art. The gold tones in manuscripts like this have always reminded me of the way that I think of knowledge as light.
For this particular edit, I’ve increased the yellow and orange tones and added a vignette:
The original photo was taken with my iPhone and the edits are done in Luminar 3.
The Instagram version is here: