Ghosts - Images of War

Ghosts – Images of War uses uniquely designed images of the past and present combined to take you on a haunted ride through history. By expertly superimposing and digitally manipulating historical images of the past with photos of the present, Ghosts connects the spirit and people of history to the present day world. Almost as if you’ve traveled to the past, or the past has been transported to the present, the images evoke nostalgia, sadness, reflection, and hope. Battles and monuments included range from Valley Forge to the Beaches of Normandy.

After visiting concentration camps in Poland in 2008, viewing monuments and ruins filled with tragedy and despair, author Carrie Zeidman came home with unrelenting visions of the people who once occupied these spaces and whose lives were cut short. Searching out authentic photos from the Holocaust and combining them with images from her personal travels, she realized she could mesh the old and the new, contrasting the heartbreaking past with a hopeful present to create these unique images.

About the Author

Carrie Zeidman is a digital artist and photographer whose passions are photography, art, travel, and history, all of which are found in Ghosts. Her family history in the United States stretches back to the late 14th century when her Spanish ancestors arrived in what is now New Mexico, Since then, her ancestors have been involved in every major conflict and have had a part in building our country into what it is today. Many years of researching her extensive family history, traveling to historic battle grounds, and creating her unique art all come together in her first book.

Her paintings start with a mood, an emotion, or a memory of some kind. Using color and figure, she finds a way to transfer that mood, emotion, or memory onto the two-dimensional surface of the painting. When finished, a successful piece is able to evoke the original feeling in the viewer.
Carrie has won several awards for her work, including being named Cupertino Distinguished Artist of the Year in 2013. Her work has been represented in galleries, and her painting Freedom Rises in the East is in the permanent collection of the Mauermuseum at Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, Germany. In 2019 she moved from California to Las Vegas, Nevada with her husband Bob, who is also an author of several books. She finds inspiration for her work in many places, from the natural beauty of the Nevada desert to the man-made beauty of the lights of the Las Vegas strip.

Book Details

Publication Date December 1, 2015
72 pages
Printed Size 9″ x 12″
Publisher Swiss Creek Publications; 1 edition (December 1, 2015)
Language English
ISBN 978-0970227652