Time-Traveling Photography – Retro Portraits by Cheyne Gallarde
Cheyne Gallarde is the photographer behind the Hawaiian business Firebird Photography. Located in Honolulu, Cheyne and his assistants specialize in creating retro and vintage-style photos, especially from mid-20th century. They base their work on ads and icons, but are also inspired by films, fashion, and even literature. “My work combines the Americana spirit of Norman Rockwell with the creative quirkiness of Michel Gondry,” Cheyne says. One of his main series, ‘Pleasantville‘, focuses on recreating the atmosphere of Rockwell paintings, only in bright technicolor. Other fun series include ‘Paperback Portraits,’ which brings famous literary characters to life, and ‘The Big Burn,’ which was inspired by the movie Gangster Squad and the graphic novel Sin City.