Dec 19, 2012

Adding Color to Historic Photos [20 pics]

 

Artist Mads Madsen has an amazing skill for colorizing old black and white photographs. Even beside their original counterpart the results are impressive, bringing a new dimension of realism to historic images. An American Civil War buff, Madsen’s 450+ portfolio of images can be seen on minus.com where he has amassed over 2.6 million views. Many of his subjects are portraits of commanders from the civil war.

Madsen says it takes him about 20-30 minutes for a portrait but that the outdoor shots and images with lots of people and background take substantially longer. For a video tutorial of the process involved, you can check him out on YouTube. For a detailed step-by-step tutorial, check out this fascinating post on civilwartalk.com. Oh and I forgot to mention he’s only 18! A gifted young talent with much promise ahead, keep up the amazing work Mr. Madsen!

 

 

 

1. Winston Churchill

winston churchill Adding Color to Historic Photos [20 pics]

 

 

2. Darius N. Couch

darius n couch colored photo Adding Color to Historic Photos [20 pics]

 

 

3. George Henry Thomas

george henry thomas colorized photo Adding Color to Historic Photos [20 pics]

 

 

4. Albert Einstein

albert einstein colorized Adding Color to Historic Photos [20 pics]

 

 

5. Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch

butch cassidy and the wild bunch colorized Adding Color to Historic Photos [20 pics]

 

 

6. Gershon Mott

gershon mott colorized Adding Color to Historic Photos [20 pics]

 

 

7. Frederick Douglas

frederick douglas color photo Adding Color to Historic Photos [20 pics]

 

 

8. American Civil War Photo

old civil war photo colorized Adding Color to Historic Photos [20 pics]

 

 

9. Abraham Lincoln

abraham lincoln colorized Adding Color to Historic Photos [20 pics]

 

 

10. Grover Cleveland

grover cleveland colorized Adding Color to Historic Photos [20 pics]

 

 

11. American Civil War Portrait

historic photo colorized Adding Color to Historic Photos [20 pics]

 

 

12. Migrant Mother

Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange colorized

 

 

13. Charlie Chaplin

charlie chaplin color photo Adding Color to Historic Photos [20 pics]

 

 

14. Civil War Portrait

civil war color photo Adding Color to Historic Photos [20 pics]

 

 

15. Joseph Hooker

joseph hooker colorized Adding Color to Historic Photos [20 pics]

 

 

16. American Civil War Portrait

black and white american civil war photo in color Adding Color to Historic Photos [20 pics]

 

 

17. Samuel Arnold

samuel arnold colorized Adding Color to Historic Photos [20 pics]

 

 

18. Albert Einstein

albert einstein colored photo Adding Color to Historic Photos [20 pics]

 

 

19. Mark Twain

mark twain colorized Adding Color to Historic Photos [20 pics]

 

 

20. Charles Darwin

charles darwin colorized Adding Color to Historic Photos [20 pics]

 

 

 

 

 

 

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