colorized black and white photo

Evening Picnic at Huntington Beach, 1937.

Original black and white photo comes courtesy of The Huntington Digital Library and was taken in 1937 by photographer Dick Whittington. If you look closely at the newspaper the young man is reading in the bottom right of the photo, you can just make out the headline “Nazis behead U.S. citizen in bomb plot”. This refers to…

Colorized photo of a woman underwater

Underwater Ballet taken by Bruce Mozert, 1956.

This photo was taken in Silver Springs Florida by Bruce Mozert in 1956. The woman in this photograph is stunt-woman Ginger Stanley who worked on the film “Creature From The Black Lagoon”. Silver Springs was a hot spot in the 1950’s and Bruce Mozert spent the decade photographing his underwater shots of beautiful models in…

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…

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Sophia Loren Colorized

Sophia Loren (born Sofia Villani Scicolone) is considered Italy’s most honored and renowned actress. Sophia has starred in over 90 movies since her acting career launched in 1950. Sophia has won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, five special Golden Globes, a BAFTA Award, a Laurel Award as well as the Honorary Academy Award in 1991. In 1995, she…

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…

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…

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…

Metacolor Around the Web

Pinar at Distractify recently wrote up an excellent article about my colorization work and website which can be seen here. In searching for the article, I stumbled across several other media related websites who covered my work as well. Below are the links to some of the articles I have found around the web regarding…