Vintage pictures are interesting on their own, but they’re even better with monsters. Taking found photographs, old-timey maps, and other paper goods from the past, Matthew Buchholz customizes ephemeral images by adding delightfully frightful monsters, zombies, and other scary creatures, creating entirely new compositions called Alternate Histories.
A native of Arizona, Buchholz graduated from NYU and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His unique brand of art is informed by America’s vastly different regions, from the suburban sprawl of Southern California to the water bodies and landmarks of Washington DC and New York City. In his collection of postcards, posters, and greetings, the artist uses old images as raw material, digitally transforming them into modern pieces that connect the past, present, and future. Click through below to see what we mean.