Colorization of Jack Kerouacs navy enlistment mugshot

Jack Kerouac

This photo of American novelist and poet Jack Kerouac was taken on February 26th,  1943 shortly after enlisting in the U.S. Naval Reserve. Jack was around the age of 21 when this photo was taken at the Naval Training Station in Newport, Rhode Island. Jack had already gained brief experience in going out to sea…

Photo restoration and colorization of 1917 hipster or hobo

1915 Hobo? Hipster? or Time Traveling Kurt Russell

Whether this guy is a train hoppin’ hobo or just really cool,  he is clearly doing his own thing. This photo comes from the Harris & Ewing archive and was taken in between 1915 and 1918 in Washington D.C. . Not exactly an exciting photo, but there is some character in this photo I really…

Colorization of Inupiat Family from Noatak, Alaska, 1929

Inupiat Family, 1929

 This photo of a Inupiat family was taken in Noatak, Alaska circa 1929, by Ernest S.Curtis and comes from the Library of Congress.  I had nearly completed colorizing this photo and somehow accidentally flattened the image before doing some detail work. This caused me to lose all of the adjustment layers and I basically had…

Colorized photo of a young couple dancing, 1950s

Young Couple Dancing in Paris, 1951

 This photo was taken by French Photographer Robert Doisneau  in 1951. There is not much information in regards to the setting and background of the photo other than it’s title “Be-bop en cave, Vieux Colombier” which translates to “Bebop Cellar , Vieux Colombier” . I kind of enjoy not knowing the background history of this photo…

Colorized retro teens sharing a milkshake

Sharing a Milkshake, 1950’s

These young lovebirds managed to find some time between watching “Howdy Doody” and the sock hop to stop and share a milkshake at a local diner. I really like this photo and worked diligently on the subtle details, like the reflections of the hands  and clothing in the table. You may or may not have…

Colorization of Tough kid in New York

Colorization of Young Kid on the New York Sidewalk, 1954

This tough looking kid was originally photographed by street photographer, Vivian Maier. This is the second colorization I have completed from her work( The first can be seen here) and I have a few more I intend to work on in the near future. Vivian was not known at all in her time period and…

colorized Ice bucket challenge

Ice Bucket Challenge Before it Was Cool, 1943.

These ladies were not raising money or awareness for ALS in 1943, just the window-watchers pulses. Considering how strict the modesty laws were in 1943, these ladies were partying out of control. this photo was taken in the summer of 1943 in the heart of New York City. Colorizing buildings can be really difficult because…

Summertime Pool Loungin’ , 1961

  Summer is in full swing and the pool is the ideal place to have a drink and beat the heat. Until last year, I’ve spent most of my life living  in the stygian pit that is southeastern Georgia. Georgia is a great place to live but the summers are brutal and every summer seems…