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…

colorized black and white photo

Evening Picnic at Huntington Beach, 1937.

Original black and white photo comes courtesy of The Huntington Digital Library and was taken in 1937 by photographer Dick Whittington. If you look closely at the newspaper the young man is reading in the bottom right of the photo, you can just make out the headline “Nazis behead U.S. citizen in bomb plot”. This refers to…

Colorized black and white photo of Times Square,1903

Colorized Photo of One Times Square Under Construction, 1903

This photo of Times Square under construction was taken in 1903 by an unknown photographer. The narrow building being constructed in the center of the photo was designed by architects Cyrus L.W. Eidlitz and Andrew C. McKenzie to serve as the headquarters for The New York Times. After completion of the building in 1904, The New York Times thought…

Happy New Year!

A revisit and retouch to one of my favorite colorized photos.  I added some subtle detail to the skin tones and hair, upped the vibrance and adjusted the reflections in the chairs. I originally completed this photo a year ago and it is in the top five of the most time consuming photos I have…

American Film Actress and Model, Kay Aldridge

Considered to be one of the most photographed woman of the 1930’s, Katherine “Kay” Aldridge was an American film actress and model known for her wide-eyed enthusiasm and whole-hearted energy . Kay Aldridge was born in Tallahassee, Florida on July 9th, 1917 and grew up and attended school in northern Virginia. Unlike most other starlets…

Colorization and restoration of black and white photo. Photo depicts two women under a cherry blossom tree. The photo was taken in Washington DC 1935

Japanese Cherry Blossoms Bloom in Washington D.C , 1935.

Finally. This is easily the most time consuming photo I have ever worked on.This colorization, along with some retouching work I am completing for clients, is the reason for the lack of recent updates The original black and white photo comes from the Harris & Ewing archives courtesy of the Library of Congress and was…

Colorized photo Dolores Moran

Dolores Moran at The Beverly Hills Hotel, 1948.

This photo of American film actress Dolores Moran was taken at the infamous Beverly Hills Hotel in 1948. Dolores was more well known for her affairs with married men than her limited film career. Dolores began as a pin-up model before she began landing several supportive roles in some minor films. In 1944, Dolores  landed…

Colorized photo of Salvador Dali

Salvador Dalí painting “The Face of War”,1940.

Salvador Dalí , whose full name is Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marqués de Dalí de Pubol  was a prominent surrealist painter known for his highly imaginative works and bizarre behavior. Dalí was born in May of 1904 in the small Spanish agricultural village of Figueres and is most widely known for his painting The Persistence of…