Historical Black and White Photos Colorized

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Albert Einstein summer 1939 Nassau Point Long Island(NY) Colorized by Edvos (aka Paul Edwards) - comparison

Albert Einstein summer 1939 Nassau Point Long Island(NY) Colorized by Edvos (aka Paul Edwards) – comparison

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.

Japanese Archers ca 1860 - comparison

Japanese Archers ca 1860 – comparison

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 All of them are highly skilled digital artists that use a combination of historical reference material and a natural eye for colour.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.

Abandoned boy holding a stuffed toy animal. London 1945 - orginal photo by Toni Frissel - colorized by Hans Lucifer

Abandoned boy holding
a stuffed toy animal. London 1945 – orginal photo by Toni Frissel – colorized by Hans Lucifer

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]

More information:

www.reddit.com/r/ColorizedHistory

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Colorizedhistory/430760113645337?fref=ts

Young boy in Baltimore slum area, July 1938 - Original Photograph by John Vachon Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd

Young boy in Baltimore slum area, July 1938 – Original Photograph by John Vachon
Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd

 

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