brings out the kid
This collage was made from two photographs. The first was taken 58 years ago in the Higbee's Department Store in downtown Cleveland. Ray was four years old at the time.
The second was a Polaroid snapped in Saigon when Jade was six. Both were reduced to grayscale before the merge.
Afterward, the scene was artificially colorized and printed using the "dry brush" filter to give it a Rockwell look.
Start to finish, it took three days.