Kevin Weir’s Ghostly Animated GIFs of Archived Photos



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Art director and designer Kevin Weir uses historical black and white photographs for his disturbing but captivating animated GIFs. He started playing with GIFs when his parents boss bought a copy of Photoshop and he decided he wanted to be some kind of designer. Having mastered the software, he shared the images on his Tumblr, Flux Machine where they quickly went viral.

Weir makes use of photographs he finds in the Library of Congress online archive, and is deeply drawn to what he calls “unknowable places and persons,” images with little connection to present day that he can use as blank canvas for his weird ideas. Weir is now an art director at Droga5 in NYC, he also also animates music videos and sassy birds.


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