Colorized Natalie Wood

Natalie Wood Having Fun at the Beach, 1956

I recently stumbled across this awesome black and white photo of Natalie Wood having a blast at the beach in 1956 and had to colorize it. At age eight Natalie Wood played little Susan Walker in “Miracle on 34th Street”  and went on to co-star alongside James Dean in “Rebel Without a Cause” as well as playing…

Summertime Pool Loungin’ , 1961

  Summer is in full swing and the pool is the ideal place to have a drink and beat the heat. Until last year, I’ve spent most of my life living  in the stygian pit that is southeastern Georgia. Georgia is a great place to live but the summers are brutal and every summer seems…

Colorization of black and whtie photo of Yvonne Decarlo

Yvonne De Carlo AKA Lily Munster Colorized (again)

This is the second black and white photo of Yvonne De Carlo I have Colorized. Yvonne De Carlo was the actress who played the original Lily Munster in the sixties television show “The Munsters“. The first colorization I completed can be seen here.  Yvonne actually took the role of Lily Munster on The Munsters  just to help pay…

Colorization of a Carriage Ride Through 1953 New York

I recently stumbled across some of street photographer Vivian Maier’s black and white photographs from the fifties and was really blown away with her work. Like Frank Larson, the raw feel of her photography of candid New York in the 1950’s makes me feel like I could step right through the photo in 1953. For…

Colorization and restoration of old black and white photo

Restoration and Colorization Work for Clients and Family

Most of the colorization work I post here on Metacolor are personal preference photos. The black and white photos I generally use come from  high-res sources and usually require little to no restoration before beginning colorizing and are usually quite large in size, which makes them easier to work with. This is not the case…

Colorization of black and white photo of two woman at the beach

Colorization of 1920’s Bathing Beauties at the Beach

 These ladies most likely went to jail after this photo was taken. The original black and white photo was taken in the 1920’s and this was extremely risque swimwear for that time period. In the early 1900s, modesty laws were very strict and required most women to wear long one piece garments as well as stockings at the…

Colorization of Veronica foster AKA Ronnie the bren gun girl

Colorization of Veronica Foster AKA “Ronnie, The Bren Gun Girl”

Veronica Foster or “Ronnie the Bren Gun Girl” was a Canadian propaganda icon encouraging women to take up factory jobs whilst the husbands fought in the war. Veronica was also the inspiration for American cultural icon “Rosie The Riveter”, but instead of a rivet gun, Ronnie built bad ass light machine guns. According to the Encyclopedia…

Colorization of X-1E On Rogers Dry Lake With Collapsed Nose Gear

Colorization of the Bell X-1E on Rogers Lake, 1956

This black and white photo was taken on June 18th 1956 and was pulled from the NASA digital archives. The cool looking plane with the slightly busted up nose is a Bell X-1E, the very first plane to exceed the speed of sound in level flight. The united states government referred to these planes as…