Colorized photo Vietnam War

American Paratroopers in Southern Vietnam, 1965

This photo was taken in the jungle area of Ben Cat, South Vietnam, Sept. 25, 1965 by french photographer Henry Huet. The soldiers in the photo are paratroopers of the U.S. 2nd Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade. The guns being carried by the soldiers are M-16’s. Although I would have preferred to color the stocks of the…

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 black and white photo of Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Love or hate her, there is little doubt that Marilyn Monroe is one of the largest pop culture icons in history. Although it has been over half a century since her death, Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson) continues to appear in magazines, television shows and social media.I have never really been a fan of…

Colorized black and white photo taken by Vivian Maier

Summer in the City, 1954.

Really pleased with how this colorization turned out. Original photo was taken by Vivian Maier in New York City in 1954. The restoration on this photo was minimal, just some noise reduction and a few items needing cleanup. I gave this colorization a  subtle hazy feel rather than leave it over sharpened, this gave it…

Colorized photo of actress sheila terry

American Film Actress Sheila Terry, 1931

Sheila Terry was an  American actress known for her roles in The Lawless Frontier (1934), ‘Neath the Arizona Skies (1934) and Haunted Gold (1932). Sheila worked as a school teacher in Minnesota from 1927 to 1929 before heading out to California to pursue her acting and modeling career. She appeared opposite John Wayne in a few of…

Colorized and restored black and white photo of an old man in a suit. Original photo taken by Vivian Maier

Weathered Business Man in New York City, 1953.

This photo was taken in New York City, New York in 1953 by street photographer Vivian Maier. This is the fourth photo I have worked on that was taken by the talented Vivian Maier. I wont rehash all the details of Vivian’s remarkable street photography and how it went decades without seeing the light of…