When I start to go cross-eyed from working on a particular project for too long, my go-to “productive procrastination” activity is to go back and re-edit some of my older works. I’ve been doing nothing but wedding photos for awhile now, so yesterday I decided to go back and re-edit some old shots of Marc’s WWI French reenacting unit, from back in 2011.
Typically when I do re-edits, I do it to photos that I feel were sub-par or that I could now edit better. These photos were a challenge because these were done well the first time, and in fact a few of them are in my portfolio and are among my best work. As such, I decided not to try and “one-up” my previous efforts, but to instead give the shots a different look. I really like the way these came out, so I felt I should share them. I ended up doing two versions of most of the images, one using a black and white processing method, and the other using a color method. I hope that you enjoy them, and take this as an example that photographs are not immutable objects – they can always be remade.