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 and restored photo of Atlantic City Boardwalk in 1905

A Stroll Down the Atlantic City Boardwalk 1905

This photo was taken on the Atlantic City Boardwalk between 1905 and 1907. Multiple sources report different dates and I couldn’t pin down who took the original photo or the exact day. I do know it was a sunny day warm day from the bathers taking “Saltwater Baths” underneath the “Million Dollar Pier”, which is…

Colorized Halloween Pinup

Vintage Halloween Pin-up, Actress Lillian Wells.

I am really pleased with how this colorization turned out. The woman in the photo is Lillian Wells, an  actress and model whose career ran from the early 1940s to the late 1960s. The original black and white photo required several lighting adjustments before I was able to begin adding color. The source image also…

Colorization Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth Colorization

This is the third colorization I have completed of Rita Hayworth and to be honest it is a bit of filler content to keep the site updated while I am working on launching the print store. The colorization print store is nearly complete and ready to open this week (hopefully). Within the store you can…

Colorization Portland

Metacolor on Display in Portland,ME

I apologize for the lack of updates this week, but I have been extremely busy with client work as well as setting up a display in Portland,ME. There is a Art festival going on in the town of Portland and I have been asked to display my work on Congress Street at the Community Television…

Black and white photo of Hughes & Fairbanks Colorized

Colorization of Charles Hughes & Charles Fairbanks

This old black and white photo from the Library Of Congress was taken from a glass negative and dates back to around 1915 . These two gentleman were the nominees of the republican party in 1916. On the left is Charles Evans Hughes who was a presidential nominee & The guy on the right is…

Metacolor Tip : Copyrights and Usage

When I first began colorizing old black and white photos, I really didn’t care much about the rights and usage of the photo. This is mostly because I didn’t believe my work at the time would gain any recognition whatsoever and no one would care, such is not the case currently.  After practicing and honing…

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…