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We came across a selection of Historical, and rather iconic, vintage photography examples that were colored in to look like they were taken, just yesterday. I think it really adds a different perspective to the way we’ve viewed the past – even when I think about the 1920s, (yes sometimes I do sit around thinking about the 1920s – is that weird?) the image in my mind is almost always black and white or that sepia tone from earlier photography.

Sort of a parody to today’s idolatry of the past, adding Sepia, black and white tones, aged looking filters to our ‘selphies’ and Facebook photos to set a “Vintage” impression or tone. Adding color to these actual vintage photos is kind of the opposite move. We like it! Check out these artists who specialize in this very ironic, backwards post-editing technique:

Here’s our favorites by some of the artists online –

Credit: @Dana Keller Vintage Photograph in Color

Credit @Dana Keller http://www.redbubble.com/people/klassixx/works/10513393-alex-the-smoking-police-dog, Vintage Photograph in Color

Credit @Sanna Dullaway http://www.redbubble.com/people/sannadullaway/works/9326358-colorized-operation-crossroads-baker-bikini-atoll-1946Vintage Photography Mushroom Cloud Colorized

Credit @Sanna Dullaway http://www.redbubble.com/people/sannadullaway/works/9326358-colorized-operation-crossroads-baker-bikini-atoll-1946
Vintage Photography Mushroom Cloud Colorized

Credit @Dana Keller http://www.redbubble.com/people/klassixx/works/10718323-walt-whitman-1887 Walt Whitman Vintage Photo in Color

Credit @Dana Keller http://www.redbubble.com/people/klassixx/works/10718323-walt-whitman-1887 Walt Whitman Vintage Photo in Color

 

Credit @Sanna Dullaway http://www.redbubble.com/people/sannadullaway/works/9326402-colorized-migrant-mother-by-dorothea-lange Vintage Depression Migrant Mother Colorized

Credit @Sanna Dullaway http://www.redbubble.com/people/sannadullaway/works/9326402-colorized-migrant-mother-by-dorothea-lange Vintage Depression Migrant Mother Colorized

Dana Keller has some amazing examples on her Red Bubble Profile, really affordable pricing too! Dana Keller Klassix Colorizing Vintage Photos

Read about this Swedish Artist,Sanna Dullaway Vintage Photography in Color (Note: this site is in Dutch, but it translated immediately for me in Chrome)

If you just want to look at her work (which is the interesting part) go right to her profile on RedBubble Here: Sanna Dullaway Vintage Photos Colored

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