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 has a great emotional value it would be a perfect gift to colourize a family member’s or friend’s photo.
No colourised photo can replace the original black and white picture, but each will give you a new persepective 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. I however do not intend to replace the original black & white photo, I only want add a new perspective – to help people of today coming closer to the past – if you then aesthetically prefer the original photo over the colorized one, then that is perfectly understandable. But so many people feel they connect better to a colorized photo – these are the people my work is aimed at.
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.