Jan 19, 2012

15 Famous Photos in History Colorized

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Alfred Hitchcock Portrait – Colorized by Sanna Dullaway

 

 
Reddit user mygrapefruit and self-taught colorizer Sanna Dullaway has colorized famous photographs in history. You can find the entire 34-image collection on Imgur. Using a Wacom bamboo tablet and Photosohp, each photo takes anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours.

It’s an interesting project as it reminds us that while most historic photographs were in black and white, life itself was in the same vibrant color as today (derp). It tickles the mind as we are so accustomed to history portrayed in black and white.

It’s interesting to note that these images have stirred quite the controversy since going viral. Comments on sites like PetaPixel are quite critical, while on Reddit (where it was originally posted) the feedback has been generally positive. What do you think?

Technically, the colorizing skill is superb. It requires great vision and understanding of color to accomplish such realistic outcomes. You can find more information about the artist, Sanna Dullaway, on her website, Flickr page and deviantART profile
 

 

2. Dorothy Counts by Douglas Martin

 

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Colorized by Sanna Dullaway

 

 

3. Operation Crossroads Event Baker Explosion

 

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Colorized by Sanna Dullaway

 

 

4. Abraham Lincoln Portrait

 

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Colorized by Sanna Dullaway

 

 

5. Winston Churchill by Yousuf Karsh

 

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Colorized by Sanna Dullaway

 

 

6. V-J Day in Times Square by Alfred Eisenstaedt

 

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Dorothy Counts – Colorized by Sanna Dullaway

 

 

7. Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange

 

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Colorized by Sanna Dullaway

 

 

8. August Strindberg Portrait

 

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Dorothy Counts – Colorized by Sanna Dullaway

 

 

9. Fridtjof Nansen

 

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Dorothy Counts – Colorized by Sanna Dullaway

 

 

10. Albert Einstein

 

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Colorized by Sanna Dullaway

 

 

11. Charles Darwin

 

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Colorized by Sanna Dullaway

 

 

12. Theodore Roosevelt

 

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Colorized by Sanna Dullaway

 

 

13. Abandoned Boy After London Bombing WWII by Toni Frissell

 

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Colorized by Sanna Dullaway

 

 

14. Self-Immolation of Thich Quang Duc by Malcolm Browne

 

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Colorized by Sanna Dullaway

 

 

15. Anne Frank

 

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Colorized by Sanna Dullaway

 

 

 

 

 

 

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