Colorization of Downbeat Jazz Club, NY 1948

Looks like everyone is having a great time at the Downbeat Jazz Club except for the guy in the red on the right  From the Library of Congress,this black and white photo was taken in 1948 by William P.Gottlieb inside the famous Downbeat Jazz Club on 52nd Avenue in New York. Some great musicians performed…

Colorization of Black and white photo of Myrna Loy.

Colorization of Myrna Loy, 1934

Myrna Loy (born Myrna Adele Williams) was a American film, television and stage actress who began her career in silent films. Myrna was raised in rural Montana until the winter of 1912 when she moved to California along with her parents. Beginning as a dancer Myrna Loy took the stage for the first time at the age…

Paul Newman on a Water taxi in Venice,1963

  Paul Newman was an American actor, director, race car driver and humanitarian. Ive read many stories about Paul and they all seem to portray him as generous, kind and just an all around awesome guy. You have most likely seen Newmans Own brand dressings and other items on the food shelves of your local…

Colorization of Nina Leens fashion photo of 1949

Colorization of Plunging Necklines,1948 by Nina Leen

 This original black and white photo was taken by Nina Leen in 1949. Nina Leen was one of the first woman photographers for LIFE Magazine and was known for her photos of animals, adolescents and American women. I am quite proud of how this colorization turned out and I think it is among the best…

Colorization of black and white photo of Bettie Page

Colorization of Bettie Page

I keep things pretty G-rated here at Metacolor and stay away from the majority of pin-ups, but after hearing Bunny Yeager had passed away I really wanted to find a great photo of hers to colorize. This photo of the infamous Bettie Page wasn’t too risque and I felt it would look great with color….

Colorization of a Young, Dapper Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali (Born  Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.) is considered to be among the greatest heavyweight boxers in history.His matches were highly entertaining and full of loud mouthed trash-talking that he more often than not, backed up. Being a boxer myself, I have always been a huge fan of Muhammad Ali’s flashy style, more specifically, the Rope-A-Dope.This colorization was easy…

Black and white photo of a man watering penguins colorized

Colorization of a Man Watering Penguins

 This colorization of a man watering penguins at the Copenhagen Zoo in 1955 gave me a hard time. It wasnt the difficulty of the photo it was finding the right color scheme. Truth be told, I am still not one hundred percent satisfied with this one, but sometimes you have to just know when its…