West Virginia photographer Tim Johnson has contributed the "ghostly" images seen on these pages and on the cover of this month's Elegant Living.
Johnson takes his Civil War photographs at historic sites, using re-enactors to create the "ghosted" images. These images, composed in camera by a double-exposure photographic process, are not digitally produced.
Each photograph is hand-printed and then matted, titled and signed. Johnson, born and raised in Wolfsville in Frederick County, Md., first experimented with this technique while he was a student at Shepherd College.
In 1994 he started his business, Living Images, concentrating solely on the Civil War. He offers more than 130 photographs from eight states, taken in places such as Antietam National Battlefield, Gettysburg National Military Park and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Other popular sites include Winchester, Manassas, Richmond and Fredericksburg, Va.; Charleston, S.C.; Shiloh, Tenn.; and Andersonville, Ga.