Colorization of Captain A Bevir


Colorization of Black and white photo of Captain A Bevir

This photo of Captain A Bevir comes from the Imperial War Museums Collection  in the Commons section on Flickr . His name was Anthony Bevir, and his correspondence address was given as the Colonial Office. This suggests that he was THE Anthony Bevir, later Sir Anthony Bevir, who went on to serve as private secretary to Winston Churchill during WWII. I can not take credit for that research as it belongs to flickr user “Paddymag1” on Flickr.

The colorization portion of this photo was not terribly difficult, but I did have some issues with the glare on forehead. I used a light smudge stick as well as put a new layer of tan skin on the top of the forehead to reduce the glare. I really like how the eyes in this photo came out, a really subtle blue with hints of green.

The full size original black and white photo is below as well as my colorization. Feel free to share this colorization on your social network of choice or if you have any comments or questions, feel free to leave them in the comment section below.

black and white photo of Captain A BevirColorization of black and white photo of Captain A Bevir

All photo colorization found within Metacolor is completed by hand using a Wacom Graphic Tablet and Adobe Photoshop CC software. All website design, writing and photo colorization/restoration found within is the sole work of Wayne Degan.


  1. John Bevir
    John BevirReply
    April 25, 2017 at 11:43 am

    Very nice job. I have passed this on to my dad and uncle, who used to spend a lot of time with Anthony in his later years. Keep up the good work.

    • MetaColor
      April 25, 2017 at 5:26 pm

      Wow, that is fantastic to hear. Thank you for the kind words. If your father or uncle would like me to change anything on the photo such as eye color or hair, I would be happy to do so for free. Just let me know.

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