Story by Louise Dustrude
The library booth at the Fair was the scene of some photographic shenanigans for four days last week. Beth Helstien, the library’s outreach and volunteer coordinator, snapped photos of fairgoers and then used the Green Screen Wizard app to fit their faces into pictures on the covers of well known books.
“The finished images are fantastic — some are as cute as a bug in a rug and others are delightfully creepy,” Beth wrote in an email on Monday.
Here are a few examples (you decide which are which):
Bill Cumming as Mick Jagger on the cover of a biography by Philip Norman.
Tim and Shannon are on the cover of a bodice-ripper titled “When a Scot Ties the Knot” by Tessa Dare.
Alice Hurd and I appear as Jane and Elizabeth on “Pride and Prejudice,” though the facial expressions seem more suggestive of Elinor and Marianne in “Sense and Sensibility.”
Talulah Paul-Barrette is on the cover of “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.”
Many of the 350 photos taken have already been picked up, but if you didn’t get yours it’s laid out for all to see on a table at the library. Come help yourself.
Asked if she will do it again next year, Beth said only, “No promises.”