Looking at old historical photos is like stepping back in time. However, many of the most meaningful historical photos were taken long before the invention of color photography. While beautiful to look at, these black-and-white photos are harder to connect with, since we”re all so used to living in a world of vivid colors.
This is where photo colorizer Dana Keller comes in. Keller understands the impact that a properly colorized photograph can have on viewers. His speciality is bringing historical photographs to life with the addition of captivating, accurate color. Check out his work in the examples below.
Louis Armstrong, 1946
Civil Rights March, 1963
Dust Bowl, 1936
Comedian Ernie Hare expressing thoughts on Prohibition, 1920
George Bruchette, British tattoo artist, ca. 1930
Girls delivering ice, 1918
Red Hawk of the Oglala Sioux, 1905
Harry Houdini, 1912
Babe Ruth, ca. 1920
Marie Curie, ca. 1905
The difference that a bit of color can make for these photographs is incredible. These were moving photos to begin with, but Keller breathed new life into them. For more colorized historical photos, make sure to visit Keller”s website and follow him on Facebook.