TIL there was a trend of headless photography in 19th century Britain (“Victorian Headless Portraits”). The models usually had their heads in a platter, or were holding them in their hands. This was made by taking multiple photos and combining the negatives – kinda like the early days’ Photoshop.

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  1. Remember, a photo shop is also an actual place. And most of the more widely used tools in Photoshop are named after (and in many cases, have their icon designed after) actual physical tools people would use in such places to do the equivalent editing task in analogue. The knife tool was a penknife. The brush tool was a brush. Dodge and burn are the names of things you do with chemicals. And for shutterbugs brave enough to seek it out, the magic lasso was a length of rope enchanted by wizards to be able to wrangle objects which existed on film rather than in physical space.

    Okay, maybe I made one of those up.

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