I'm Lisa Howarth, the creator and dreamer behind The Lonely Pixel Photography.
Since 2009, I've been creating antique looking animal portraiture. I take all my photos using digital or vintage film cameras and also scan in flea market finds -- old Victorian photos, frames & odds-and-ends to use in my work. I use many different photos and textures to create one final photo collage piece. All my animals have names, and some even have their own funny stories!
On my animal portraits:
Having a great love for animals, I like to portray the humanized nature of them. Animals that play, dance, become pilots, musicians and dreamers much like you or I. When I take on an animal portrait project, I imagine their personality and spirit transformed into the Victorian era. Much of my work consists of taking vintage photography prints, colorizing and restoring them using various Photoshop techniques. These techniques have been used as an integral part of my work to help create unique, customized photo-collages of people's pets from around the world. Many of these animals are long gone, so the impact it has on people is deeply rewarding and personal. My own pet-loss grief initially inspired my work, I wanted to dedicate something to our boundless connections to our companion animals.
I'm currently living and working in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada.