Colorization of Ava Gardner

Ava Gardner Colorization

This is the second colorization I have completed of American actress Ava Gardner, the first can be seen here. Ava Gardner gained notoriety for her performance in the 1941 film “The Killers”  after appearing in small roles for several years. Ava went on to win an Acadamy Award for Best Actress for her role in…

Colorized photo of a young couple dancing, 1950s

Young Couple Dancing in Paris, 1951

 This photo was taken by French Photographer Robert Doisneau  in 1951. There is not much information in regards to the setting and background of the photo other than it’s title “Be-bop en cave, Vieux Colombier” which translates to “Bebop Cellar , Vieux Colombier” . I kind of enjoy not knowing the background history of this photo…

Judy Garland Colorized

Described by Fred Astaire as “The greatest entertainer who ever lived” , Judy Garland was an American actress, singer and Vaudevillian who we all recognize as the lovable Dorothy from “The Wizard Of Oz”. Born “Frances Ethel Gumm” in Grand Rapids, Minnesota , Garland was the youngest of three sisters and was born into a family of performers. Both of…

Colorized retro teens sharing a milkshake

Sharing a Milkshake, 1950’s

These young lovebirds managed to find some time between watching “Howdy Doody” and the sock hop to stop and share a milkshake at a local diner. I really like this photo and worked diligently on the subtle details, like the reflections of the hands  and clothing in the table. You may or may not have…

Colorization of Tough kid in New York

Colorization of Young Kid on the New York Sidewalk, 1954

This tough looking kid was originally photographed by street photographer, Vivian Maier. This is the second colorization I have completed from her work( The first can be seen here) and I have a few more I intend to work on in the near future. Vivian was not known at all in her time period and…

colorized Ice bucket challenge

Ice Bucket Challenge Before it Was Cool, 1943.

These ladies were not raising money or awareness for ALS in 1943, just the window-watchers pulses. Considering how strict the modesty laws were in 1943, these ladies were partying out of control. this photo was taken in the summer of 1943 in the heart of New York City. Colorizing buildings can be really difficult because…