Restoration and colorization for a cient

Restoration and Colorization for a Client

With the holiday season upon us, I have been inundated with client work and have had very little time to work on personal colorization projects. No complaints here though, I enjoy the work and the extra money is a perk. I have completed over two-hundred photos for clients and surely the best part about restoring…

Colorized Black and white photo of two men in a Haynes Roadster on 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C., 1913.

Hand Operated Traffic Stop in Washington D.C. , 1913

 After 15 + hours of colorization, 4 hours of restoration work, 5 hours of post-work and over 400 layers used, I have finally completed my work on this photo. From the Library of Congress, this photo  was taken in 1913 at the intersection of Pennsylvania avenue and 14th street in Washington DC. The car these…

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…

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 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…

Old Photo of Children: Restored and Colorized for a Client

  Personal colorization and restoration for clients have kept me pretty tied up lately and this one was really cool in my opinion. The original black and white photo was in really good shape and the children had a kind of creepy vibe to them.    When I adjusted the levels in the pre-work, I…

Personal Colorization Request – Two Woman In The Snow

I apologize, I have not been updating the site with new colorizations lately. I have been extremely busy doing personal colorizations of black and white photographs for clients. This one was fun and I wanted to share it. I have never colorized a black and white photograph with snow in it. This old photo was…