The Issue of Colorizing Vintage Photographs

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Back then, only black and white photographs were available to produce images that can be developed, printed and showed to the world. Now with digital technology and improved postprocessing methods, many artists have taken their own hands into this art of coloring photographs. More often than not, they turn ou beautiful.

Many argue that photographs from the past shouldn't be altered, as if ancient artifacts and remnants, they should remain factually correct.

Is this process a way of tampering history or does it add another level of relating to the photographs?


Preview image was taken fro the video.

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3 Comments

  1. sierravictor
    sierravictor ·

    The B/W-pictures really come to life with added colours!

  2. mtsteve
    mtsteve ·

    Very cool video!

  3. akula
    akula ·

    Brilliant bit of work. I used an AI program to colourize a old image, from found negatives inside a vintage camera purchased on ebay. I am certain the colours are not accurate, however it did produce an new striking image.

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