colorized black and white photo

Evening Picnic at Huntington Beach, 1937.

Original black and white photo comes courtesy of The Huntington Digital Library and was taken in 1937 by photographer Dick Whittington. If you look closely at the newspaper the young man is reading in the bottom right of the photo, you can just make out the headline “Nazis behead U.S. citizen in bomb plot”. This refers to…

Happy New Year!

A revisit and retouch to one of my favorite colorized photos.  I added some subtle detail to the skin tones and hair, upped the vibrance and adjusted the reflections in the chairs. I originally completed this photo a year ago and it is in the top five of the most time consuming photos I have…

Colorization and restoration of black and white photo. Photo depicts two women under a cherry blossom tree. The photo was taken in Washington DC 1935

Japanese Cherry Blossoms Bloom in Washington D.C , 1935.

Finally. This is easily the most time consuming photo I have ever worked on.This colorization, along with some retouching work I am completing for clients, is the reason for the lack of recent updates The original black and white photo comes from the Harris & Ewing archives courtesy of the Library of Congress and was…

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 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 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 photo of a woman underwater

Underwater Ballet taken by Bruce Mozert, 1956.

This photo was taken in Silver Springs Florida by Bruce Mozert in 1956. The woman in this photograph is stunt-woman Ginger Stanley who worked on the film “Creature From The Black Lagoon”. Silver Springs was a hot spot in the 1950’s and Bruce Mozert spent the decade photographing his underwater shots of beautiful models in…