Creating the Freak Show: The Rough and Ready Sideshow by Ransom & Mitchell

By on April 10, 2015

Duo Ransom & Mitchell brought their unique flavor of photography and digital art to the freak show with the Rough and Ready Sideshow series.
Miss Heady L'Amour from the Rough & Ready Sideshow series

The Rough & Ready Sideshow series from photographer Jason Mitchell and digital artist Stacey Ransom reinvents the vintage cabinet cards of yore with a colorful whimsy that is both alluring and bizarre.

To create the intricate details of these circus portraits, Ransom & Mitchell sew costumes, build sets and fabricate props, then digitally paint the final touches that couldn’t be done in studio.

The Ransom & Mitchell retrospective exhibition at Vanilla Gallery in Ginza, Japan ends tomorrow.

Rough & Ready Sideshow by Ransom & Mitchell

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A menagerie of timeless tales and rare specimens lovingly recreated in remembrance of the once-common traveling carnivale, thus saved from the obscurity of antiquity.

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Miss Heady L’Amour

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Maharishi Mistari

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Fiji Mermaid

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Jewels of the Nile

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Miz Beardsley

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Spidora

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The Final Act

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The Pharaoh’s Daughters

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Two Halves & A Whole

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Doctor Huckleberry Schuxley

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Shkiper & the Maneken

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Amazonia Strong

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Bonkers Black

More work by Ransom & Mitchell here: www.ransommitchell.com

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