Australian artist Jane Long has found a fascinating way to add new luster to some iconic, tattered photos from World War I. With photoshop magic and a flair for the surreal, Long is reimagining the work of Costica Acsinte, a Romanian photographer who captured the original images nearly a century ago.

In a Facebook post, Long explains the origins and ambitions of the project: "After finding the Costică Acsinte Archive on Flickr I became fascinated with the images and their subjects. I wanted to bring them to life. But more than that I wanted to give them a story...I wanted there to be some ambiguity about the images, what is real and what is not real? Are these light characters or dark? Restoring the images is only part of the process, the rest is the dance."

Have a look at the photographs below, then head to Facebook to see the rest of the artist's collection, which she's titled Dancing with Costică.

See the rest of the artist's work at janelong.com.au