Why this photo is not what it seems

Why this photo is not what it seems What is strange about this photo? What do we know about and why is it not what it seems? I found this image at a car boot sale. What a great photo such grandeur and that hair it looks like it is his and not a wig! Just amazing. I coloured it for this blog post. What...

The ethics of colourizing images

The ethics of colourizing images Should we colourize images and what are the ethics of colourizing images? I discuss with you these topics and more in this blog post. Firstly we can all agree that History was not in black and white. People didn’t live in a multitude of grey tones. There was...

Advanced colouring techniques

Advanced colouring techniques What makes a re-colouring a photo really work? I’ve talked about colouring before but with advanced colouring techniques combined with various blend modes, it makes the colouring process look realistic and not fake. Simply put, adding a layer of colour over part...

Badly damaged sepia photo coloured

Badly damaged sepia photo coloured The process of restoring a badly damaged sepia photo to colour is a long one. This image presented some challenges to keep me busy for hours. The badly damaged photo A client contacted me with a very badly damaged photo. There was a figure in the background who had...

Old boxing photo recoloured

Old boxing photo recoloured Skin recolouring is not always easy. There are many subtle tones in human skin. There no Wikis for Old boxing photo recoloured but there is a Wiki description of Dave and his fighting style. “Charnley had a powerful build and large forearms and was often...

Digitally coloured photos and some history

Digitally coloured photos and some history The internet is full of digitally coloured historic photos these days, like its a new trend! Adding colour to black and white photos has been around since photos were made. Changing it up to digital just makes the process easier and more precise.   You may have...

Mylands Paints and Varnishes 1884

Mylands Paints and Varnishes 1884 I was approached by the Myland Paints and Varnishes to re-colour one of their old photos of the newly set up shop in Lambeth from 1884. . “John Mylands paints story began in 1884 when ‘Honest’ John Myland set up his modest shop in the heart of Lambeth. Unlike...