Colorized black and white photo

A Return and Rework of “Plunging Necklines of 1949″

The past few months, I have been asked several times for a higher resolution version of this photo. The photo was originally taken by Nina Leen for Life Magazine in 1949 and for some reason I worked with a lower res version. This wasn’t intentional and I decided to revisit and touch up some details…

Colorized black and white photo of Anna Karina

Anna Karina, 1959.

With the Doe-eyed expressive look of a silent film star and the charisma of a self-confident woman of the 60’s Anna Karina has a unique look that is often imitated but never duplicated. Born Hanne Karin Bayer; 22 September 1940) Anna Karina is a Danish-French film actress, director, and screenwriter. Anna is best known for…

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…