Thursday, August 23, 2012

Dubonnet Ghost Sign and the Magic of the Digital Darkroom

Here's a picture I shot on Ektachrome in the summer of 1983 of one of the last Dubonnet wall paintings. The slide itself is disgustingly moldy, the mold attracting dust, but I was able through the magic of the digital darkroom to get this lovely image:

Here's what it looked like when I scanned it:


  1. Love this photo and the first time I've seen the 'Dubo, Dubon, Dubonnet' execution on a wall. Great work, thanks for sharing. Would you mind if I shared on my Ghostsigns aite?

    1. That would be great, as long as you post a copyright notice. I have some other ghost signs I've been scanning, too. Thanks!

    2. Thanks Scott, this is posted here. I'll look out for any more photos and do feel free to add them to the ghostsigns Flickr group too.

    3. Just in case you're not following it, the discussion that has started on my site as a result of your photo is revealing some interesting additions to the research I did.