Eric Nagy

 

I'm a University of the Arts alumni currently working in the graphic arts in Philadelphia. I started this project originally just for fun but I was constantly getting asked if these were available as prints, it has really begun to snowball.
 
I have a passion for Philadelphia history and historic photographs of the city. I walk around the city with stacks of printouts and talk A LOT of pictures trying to match the exact location of the original photographer. It's an awesome feeling to realize you've found and are standing in the exact spot the original photo was taken.
 
Once I upload the photos, I go through each one to make the best match. Sometimes they just don't work out due to optics and perspective differences. The rest of it is hours behind the computer setting masks and creating blends. As I'm sure many people do, I walk around this city and try to imagine what it would have been like to walk around 100 years ago. I think this is the closest we can get! 
 
I'm selling the completed pieces already at phillyhybrid.artistwebsites.com and am adding more pieces regularly.