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Photographer Blends New Photos of Charlottesville with Old

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left photo, by Rufus Holsinger, combined with right photo, by Stacey Evans left photo, by Rufus Holsinger, combined with right photo, by Stacey Evans

It's easy to walk around Charlottesville and miss the history. Old buildings - with new businesses inside - hardly hint at their past. But now there's a neat, new way to see both past and present.

A professional photographer took pictures of some famous sites around the city. Then she experimented with some new technology to blend the past with the present. 

Stacey Evans started clicking pictures in middle school. She's taken on many assignments since then, but this spring she's working on an unusual one. In the current edition of The University of Virginia Magazine, online visitors can play around with history, and about 28,000 already have. 

"For me, this project was just so exciting to be able to time travel," Evans said. 

Evans took the new photos from the same perspective as black-and-white photos taken in the early 20th century by esteemed photographer Rufus Holsinger. Then she used Photoshop to align the images. 

"I would hold the photograph on my iPhone, and I could zoom in and look at different elements and see if my position was close," Evans said. 

Evans enjoys visually showing the elements of time and space. 

"The space relationships, I don't think, are quite accurate. They're not exact between my work and his work. It's very hard to retrace someone's steps exactly," she said.

A picture is worth a thousand words, but this project could fill a novel.

Reported by Alana Austin

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