Lincoln Assassination Co-Conspirator Lewis Payne Colorized

This is a old black and white photo I colorized of Lincoln assassination co-conspirator Lewis Payne. In this photo he was being held in federal custody prior to his execution in 1865. As Lincoln was being killed at the Ford Theater, Payne, an Alabama native and Confederate veteran, entered the bedroom of Secretary of State…

Leopold III Colorized – Crown Prince Of Belgium Colorization

Ive really been enjoying “The Commons” on Flickr. Its a series of photo-streams of archived public photos and museums and universities that ask for help tagging and identifying subjects in the photo. Its really great for someone like me who colorizes and restores old photos because they are all public domain and there is no…

Colorization of Children In The River

Whew, this one took awhile! Not only was there a great amount of detail in this old black and white photo, but the sky fell through the trees in very small areas and took forever to colorize.    I pulled this photo from Flikr Commons, which is a free public archive of old photographs.I am…

Young Maggie Smith from Harry Potter and Downtown Abby Colorized

Ran across this old black and white photo of a young Maggie Smith. Maggie is a English actress who is known for multiple film roles but mostly Downtown Abby and the Harry Potter series. She has won a bunch of awards for her acting; including seven BAFTA Awards(five competitive awards and two special awards including…

Ava Gardner Goes Fishing

Ava Gardner Goes Fishing

This old black & white photo of Ava Gardner stuck out at me because it seemed so different than the usual photo shoot from that era. If you are not familiar with Ava Gardner, she was an American actress who rose to fame through small roles and gained notoriety in the film “The Killers”(1946). She was nominated for…

Black and White Photo Of Vivian Leigh Colorized

Vivian Leigh – Black and White Photo Colorized

   I freed up some time between doing client colorization work to do something fun. I chose this photo of British stage and film actress Vivian Leigh because of the clarity and definition as well as the jewel that she wore around her neck. Vivian Leigh is most widely known for playing Scarlett O’Hara in…

Old Photo of Children: Restored and Colorized for a Client

  Personal colorization and restoration for clients have kept me pretty tied up lately and this one was really cool in my opinion. The original black and white photo was in really good shape and the children had a kind of creepy vibe to them.    When I adjusted the levels in the pre-work, I…

Lauren Bacall Colorization

   I’ve been taking on some pretty complicated colorizations lately and its nice to just do a headshot that doesn’t have a massive amount of background details involved. Lauren Bacall is one my favorite women from that era, something about her just exudes a subtle badass-ness and I love colorizing her old black and white…