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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Famous Black & White Photographs in Colour

 Swedish artist Sanna Dullaway digitally coloured several famous photographs that were shot in black and white to showcase her skills as a retoucher. This collection of images has now become an internet sensation. I think she did a fantastic job. I still prefer the original B&W but she did illustrate very well her talents as a retoucher. I would hire her! Have a look. [via ]

*click on images for a larger view*
VJ Day by Eisenstaedt
Thich Quang Duc was born in 1897 and was a Vietnamese Buddhist monk. He burned himself to death on a busy street in Saigon on June 11, 1963 as a protest against South Vietnam’s persecution of Buddhists.  ~ Photographed by Malcom Browne
[This iconic image was the first photograph Dullaway digitally coloured]

Taken by the late great Adams during the 1968 Tet offensive, it shows Nguyen Ngoc Loan, South Vietnam’s national police chief, shooting a prisoner who was said to be a Viet Cong captain. Adams, an Associated Press photographer, won a Pulitzer Prize for the photo.

Margaret Bourke-White World's Highest Standard of Living, 1937

Atomic Bomb

"Migrant Mother" by Dorothea Lange
Mark Twain

Churchill ~ by Karsh

Charlie Chaplin
Theodore Rooselvelt
August Strinberg
Anne Frank

Ted Turner (CNN creator) pissed off a lot of people by "colorizing" some classic Black & White films. Here is a short Doc on what happened.

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