Photo colorization of child laborer

Eleven Year Old Coal Mine Worker, 1908.

Courtesy of The Library of Congress archives, this photo was taken at the Turkey Knob Coal mine in West Virginia by Lewis Hine in 1908. The disheveled boy in the photo was identified as being Otha Porter Martin who was born on July 3, 1897, making him only eleven years old at the time the…

Coal Miner And Wife Colorized, 1938

  I colorized this black and white photo because I wanted to see how I could work with the dirt and soot on the coal miners face. I created a piercing blue eye color using three layers, two soft and one vivid light. I did this because I love the look of a dirty and…