Nihang Bodyguard, c.1865


This might be really detailed and cool, and I hope it gets the attention it deserves. It's not only amazingly done by OP, but also a very piece that is fascinating of. I truly love the appearance, the ...



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  • This is really cool and detailed, and I hope it gets the attention it deserves.
  • It's not only amazingly done by OP, but also a very fascinating piece of history. I really love the look, the guy looks like a badass.
  • Cheers!
  • Fabulous work!! It's amazing to look at this person and know that in 100 years time I would still not have been born...
  • Such an intense looking man and dress. Absolutely gives off the aura of someone that you should never mess with.
  • Dude you got the colors like 99.999% on point, amazing work !!
  • Cheers!
  • Beautiful .. Why do some people of eastern descent have such shiny eyes?
  • They are the souls of all his victims. Edit: couldn't resist being asinine. See user zuzahin for the real explanation.
  • I'll go with the entirely plausible 'souls of all his victims'.
  • At least in this case, it's not a matter of him being from the east, it's more a matter of the photographic process - he's brown eyed, and they'll be naturally glossy in these old B/W plate processes. They didn't expel much light, and since the plates were very very sensitive to light, they wouldn't pick up as much detail, and it'd be a lot more washed out and shiny, like the whites of his eyes, than the rest of his head. Overexposure and bad archival might also contribute to deterioration, but it's primarily the format itself.
  • As someone interested in old photographic processes I might just add that generally the wet plate colloidion processes were quite sensitive to uv so that explains alot of the otherworldly look in these photos in my opinion. Ive seen modern wet plate work that has similar looks. Here is a small discussion on colour reproduction on wet plate, bearing in mind that in the early days of photography many people had their own formulas and stuff.. http://www.authentic-campaigner.com/forum/showthread.php?30976-How-colors-show-in-wet-plate-collodion-images
  • That's very cool!! I guess it's a combination af this and him having very dark eyes..
  • I really like it, such a beautiful use of the colors and those eyes are so powerful... also, it reminded me of Captain Nemo in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
  • I hope you know that isn't the real source of Captain Nemo's character..!
  • Um, never said that... it reminded me of a comic book character... skih, blue attire, distinctive beard... take a look , I just saw a resemblance.
  • No as in Captain Nemo is the protagonist of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea ... He isn't really from a comic book, just used in it.
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