As you may know I’ve been busy working on my book, The American Civil War in Color, for a good while. But I’m taking a short break and thus have time for private commissions now. I’ve also managed to complete a personal colourisation of the broadway in Saratoga Springs, New York, ca 1915, pictured left! You can get a poster of it here (all prices 20% off). A lot of locals found the photograph to their liking, you can read their comments in the reddit thread here.
Work featured in TIME Magazine / I am working on a photo book presenting the American Civil War in color!
My work can be seen in the latest issue of TIME Magazine! I have also been featured with an article about my work in their photo blog Lightbox, with new colourized photos of Lincoln! Do check it out: http://lightbox.time.com/
Like the article says, I am currently making a book which will focus on the American Civil War!
While this unfortunately means I currently can’t take any more private/commercial colourizing commissions, you will soon have a historical book which, by the first of its kind, will truly bring you back in time! Stay tuned on Facebook or Twitter for progress updates and sneak peeks about the book!
Is your wall blank? The office looking dull? Your classroom in need of the presence of geniuses? Fear not! As an answer to the huge demand I’ve now made my most popular colourizations available as posters on Redbubble; 1927 Solvay Conference, Bikini Atoll nuclear testing, Migrant Mother, Mark Twain and Abraham Lincoln.
Make sure you bookmark the portfolio, more colourisations will be uploaded there in the near future!
If you’re curious on new photos I’ll colourize and restore, future video tutorials, or other fun then you can easily get notified of updates via the Facebook Page, Twitter or Flickr. Whichever is more suitable for you!
The website is now officially launched so please take a look at those old photo albums. Even that “one” photo that holds a special place in your heart can be retouched or colourized.
Using state-of-the-art technology and artistic talent, I will turn your black and white memories into vivid colour. Since each photo is unique and have a great emotional value it would be a perfect gift to a family member or friend. No colourised photo can replace the original black and white picture, but each will give you a new perspective on how your grandparents and great-grandparents used to see the world. Rather than living in the misty grey world we usually see, the sun shone just as bright, if not more brightly, on them. If colour film were available, our grandparents would surely use it.
When I add colour to a photo there is much more involved than simply painting the grass green. Cool shadows and warm highlights, reflection and radiosity must all be considered. Is the person in the picture old or young? Human skin comes in an entire spectrum of flesh tones that vary in saturation and hue not just between people, but across the surface of each person’s skin.
While old photos may seem to be missing data that must be “made up,” they are often of very high quality and contain visual information and cues that help in the re-creation and which can be rescued from the ravages of time. Take a look at my portfolio for some examples.