One of the most interesting aspect of the developing of the social network is the growth of the niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic.
An interesting example (and also one of the most talked-about) is r/ColorizedHistory. The major contributors are a mix of professional and amateur colorizers that bring historic photos to life through color. All of them are highly skilled digital artists that use a combination of historical reference material and a natural eye for colour.
When we see old photos in black and white, we sometimes forget that life back then was experienced in the same vibrant colours that surround us today. It may not necessarily correspond to reality, but they give an idea of what could have been. The artwork is enjoyed in the network, but it has also triggered many controversies about the misinformation that you could create with reinventing the historical facts.
VIDEO: Colorization Tutorial – How to colorize B/W or vintage photographs
In this article you find a collection of some of the highest rated colorized images published on r/ColorizedHistory.
Below a list of some of the top contributors (in no particular order):
– zuzahin aka Mads Madsen [website, facebook]
– mygrapefruit aka Sanna Dullaway [website, facebook]
– klassixx aka Dana Keller [facebook page]
– photojacker aka Jordan J. Lloyd [facebook page]
– HansLucifer [website]