Talented Artist Colorizes Black And White Pictures To Create Incredibly Breath-taking Results
Before the 1970s, most pictures taken were in black and white. Colour photos were only hand drawn paintings and portraits. Many people believe that the old black and white photos should remain in black and white as they give those images and era a unique tone and feel. But they are some who love to experiment and see what olden days black and white images would look like if they were coloured.
On today’s list, we have an Australian digital artist and photographer, Mario Unger. The Austrian native has spent months restoring and colouring old photographs. All of Mario’s works are truly spectacular and a sight to admire. These images when coloured give us a new perspective on how our history looked.
15Laurel Hardy, 1953
One of the most, if not the most iconic comedy duo in all of comedy history is the team of Englishman Stan Laurel and American Oliver Hardy, who brought the genre of Slapstick comedy to the limelight. Here we have a restored and colorized image of the duo during their UK tour in 1953.
A movie that is always included on lists such as ‘Best Romantic Movies of All Time’, the 1942 Academy Award-winning Casablanca is one of the most iconic movies ever made. With a star-studded cast and first-rate writers, the film was set during the Second World War. The colorized image shows how beautiful this scene could have looked if it was shot in colour.
13Oscar Wilde, 1880
This restored and colorized image shows the brilliant Irish poet and playwright, Oscar Wilde. He is best known for his novel ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ as well as his numerous plays and epigrams. The colorized image looks nothing short of a glamour magazine photo shoot. Not just the clothes but the aura Wilde gives off in the colourized image is spectacular.
12Walt Disney, 1931
The cultural icon and pioneer of animation, Walter Elias Disney holds the record of most Academy Awards earned by an individual after having won 22. This image shows Walt showing his greatest creation, Mickey Mouse to his cat. This is a fitting tribute as the Disney Company was among the first few who took bold steps towards full-colour feature-length cartoons.
11Maud Wagner, 1905
Maud Stevens Wagner was born in 1877 in Kansas, USA. She spent her life working as a circus performer, specifically an aerialist, and contortionist. After meeting her future husband in 1904 who described himself as “the most artistically marked up man in America” at the time, Wagner fell in love with tattoos. She learned the art of tattooing and the husband-wife team have been credited in history for bringing the tattoo artistry inland and away from the coastal cities.