Patricia, 1926–1928

William H. Mortensen :: Patricia, 1926–1928, printed after 1932. | src MFAH ~ Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
William H. Mortensen :: Patricia, 1926–1928, printed after 1932. | src MFAH ~ Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

William H. Mortensen :: Art study for Selected Quatrains from ‘The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam with Camera Projections (*)’, 1925.
(*) The photographer’s first book. This hand-bound title was produced by Mortensen while he was designing sets for a mid-1920s production of the Rubaiyat entitled ‘A Lovers Oath’. | src hauntedBYstorytelling

Courtney Crawford, ca. 1924

William Herbert Mortensen (1897 – 1965) :: Courtney Crawford with Masks, ca. 1924. | source monster brains
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William H. Mortensen (1897 – 1965) · Courtney Crawford with Masks, ca. 1924. | source lexiconmag
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Sappho, 1926

William H. Mortensen (1897-1965) · Sappho (actress Dorothy Cumming), 1926. Manipulated photograph. Unique Print. | source Flickr via hauntedbystorytelling | more [+] by this photographer

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

William Herbert Mortensen · Art study for Selected Quatrains from ‘The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam with Camera Projections’ (*), 1925.
(*) This was the photographer’s first book. This hand-bound title was produced by Mortensen while he was designing sets for a mid-1920s production of the Rubaiyat entitled ‘A Lovers Oath’. | src Swann Galleries via hauntedBYstorytelling

L’Amour ~ Love, 1935

William H. Mortensen :: L’Amour | Love, 1935. Manipulated photograph. An image from American Grotesque: the Life and Art of William Mortensen, published by Feral House. “Mortensen’s methods often made it hard to distinguish whether the results were photographs or not. He used traditional printmaking techniques, such as bromoiling, and developed many of his own. He would create composite images, scratch, scrape and draw on his prints, then apply a texture that made them look like etchings, thereby disguising his manipulations. Consequently, every print was unique.” quoted from source The Guardian
William H. Mortensen :: L’Amour | Love, 1935. Manipulated photograph. | src cargo collective | more [+] by this photographer

‘Caprice Vanois’, ca. 1924-1926

William H. Mortensen (1897 – 1965) :: ‘Caprice Vanois’, ca. 1924-1926. Manipulated photograph. Unique Print. | src whmortensen.com 
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