Many of the most defining photographs ever taken were shot in black and white film, before color emulsions became commercially available in the 1960's. While these images are moving in monochrome, inspired individuals dared to reimagine these shots by manually colorizing them, giving the visuals a vivid makeover.
Color photography techniques have been in existence since the beginning of photography itself, but the chemical process for its commercial production wasn’t perfected until the ’60s and ’70s, making black & white film the norm.
Some of the most powerful photographs ever taken were shot in this monochromatic medium and the meaning of those fleeting moments in time were cemented by the simplicity and straightforwardness of black and white. Certain creative minds toyed with the idea of changing history with color so here’s what chosen iconic images would like if they were modified with a few tints and hues.
Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.
Even great photographers need help in making their prints as brilliant as their artistic vision. In this video, Robin Bell talks about developing and printing the pictures of David Bailey and Terence Donovan the old-fashioned way.
Joel Byron is a long time fan of Lomography who uses analog methods at his video and film production agency, BigPlus. Back in 2010, he painstakingly put together the Lomography Caterpillar Matrix video which made over 60,000 hits. This time around, he captures video footage of London with the New Petzval Lens, delivering stunning results.
These photographs, recently digitized through the efforts of the Cushing Center at the Yale School of Medicine, come from the collection of patient photography of Harvey Cushing, M.D., the father of neurosurgery.
Originally from USA, biochemistry student Hayden Williams traveled halfway across the world to continue his studies in Hong Kong. Going to the Far East opened an opportunity for him to explore what he truly love the most: photography. His adventures in his current home, no matter how spontaneous, are captured in well-executed double exposure photographs. Meet our newcomer of the week, haydenwilliams.