Colorized black and white photo of a painter climbing up the golden gate bridge in 1947.

Painter Climbing the Golden Gate Bridge , 1947

I took a mini-vacation from my photo colorization and restoration work last week. Its been almost a year since I launched this website and I never anticipated it would garner so much attention in such a short time. Thanks to flattering articles from The Daily Mail, Buzzfeed, Distractify, Yahoo and several other popular online news sites,…

Colorized Halloween Pinup

Vintage Halloween Pin-up, Actress Lillian Wells.

I am really pleased with how this colorization turned out. The woman in the photo is Lillian Wells, an  actress and model whose career ran from the early 1940s to the late 1960s. The original black and white photo required several lighting adjustments before I was able to begin adding color. The source image also…

Colorization of Inupiat Family from Noatak, Alaska, 1929

Inupiat Family, 1929

 This photo of a Inupiat family was taken in Noatak, Alaska circa 1929, by Ernest S.Curtis and comes from the Library of Congress.  I had nearly completed colorizing this photo and somehow accidentally flattened the image before doing some detail work. This caused me to lose all of the adjustment layers and I basically had…

Mae Clarke Colorized

Mae Clarke , 1931

This photo of Mae Clarke was taken in 1931, which was a great year for her. She starred opposite Boris Karloff in the original Frankenstein and also had a grapefruit smashed in her face by James Cagney in The Public Enemy. Mae’s posture and subtle eye-rolling coupled with the fact she is smoking and knitting, give…

Colorization of Plane

Warbird Colorization

This photo comes from the San Diego Air and Space Museum “Commons” archive. The photo is part of the Stan Abele Collection and was posted in the commons section to gather knowledge from other researchers. More Warbirds and photos from the Stan Abele collection can be seen here. This photo was not incredibly difficult as far…

Colorization of 6 year old paperboy , 1915

Six Year Old Paperboy, 1915

“A 6-year-old newsie who tried to “short change” me. Los Angeles, California. May 1915” This is the caption listed by the photographer Lewis Wickes Hine who took this photo for the National Child Labor Commission and its report to Congress. AT age six, this kid looks tougher than most adults I know. What drew me…

Witchy Anna Nagel and Jack-O-Lantern Colorization

October is here and Halloween is just around the corner. Spooks and kooks come out of the woodwork and the general atmosphere becomes creepier as Halloween approaches and I absolutely love it. I’ve always loved every aspect and avenue of horror, weird and mind bending sci-fi, the unexplained and just scary stuff in general. Around the…

Colorization Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth Colorization

This is the third colorization I have completed of Rita Hayworth and to be honest it is a bit of filler content to keep the site updated while I am working on launching the print store. The colorization print store is nearly complete and ready to open this week (hopefully). Within the store you can…