Colorized black and white photo of Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Love or hate her, there is little doubt that Marilyn Monroe is one of the largest pop culture icons in history. Although it has been over half a century since her death, Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson) continues to appear in magazines, television shows and social media.I have never really been a fan of…

Colorized black and white photo of Jean Bugatti standing next to the Esders Roadster, 1932.

Jean Bugatti with the Bugatti Royale ‘Esders’ Roadster, 1932.

One of the most opulent and rarest cars ever created, The Bugatti Royale (also known as the Bugatti Type 41) was a luxury car crafted and designed by Ettore Bugatti in 1927. The Bugatti Royale is an enormous vehicle weighing up to 4 tons and one of the longest automobiles ever produced. When compared to…

Colorized black and white photo taken by Vivian Maier

Summer in the City, 1954.

Really pleased with how this colorization turned out. Original photo was taken by Vivian Maier in New York City in 1954. The restoration on this photo was minimal, just some noise reduction and a few items needing cleanup. I gave this colorization a  subtle hazy feel rather than leave it over sharpened, this gave it…

Colorized photo of actress sheila terry

American Film Actress Sheila Terry, 1931

Sheila Terry was an  American actress known for her roles in The Lawless Frontier (1934), ‘Neath the Arizona Skies (1934) and Haunted Gold (1932). Sheila worked as a school teacher in Minnesota from 1927 to 1929 before heading out to California to pursue her acting and modeling career. She appeared opposite John Wayne in a few of…

Colorized and restored black and white photo of an old man in a suit. Original photo taken by Vivian Maier

Weathered Business Man in New York City, 1953.

This photo was taken in New York City, New York in 1953 by street photographer Vivian Maier. This is the fourth photo I have worked on that was taken by the talented Vivian Maier. I wont rehash all the details of Vivian’s remarkable street photography and how it went decades without seeing the light of…

Colorized and restored black and white photo of The Brox Sisters

The Brox Sisters, 1924.

Several years before everyone was singing and dancing to The Andrew Sisters “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, The Brox sisters were making a name for themselves on Broadway. The Brox Sisters were an American trio of singing sisters originally from Edmonton, Canada who broke into show-business in the early 1920s.  Bobbe, Kathlyn and Lorayne’s last names…

Colorized black and white photo

Afternoon Drive in a Franklin Model D Roadster, 1908.

This photo comes from the Harris & Ewing archives within The Library of Congress and was taken in Washington, D.C. in  1908. The individuals in this photo are the wife and daughter of Frank S. Bliven who worked for a local automobile agency called Cook & Stoddard. The fine automobile in this photo is a…