20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

You’ll find some breathtaking colorized black and white pictures from yesteryear. There is a ‘je ne sais quoi’ that photographers were able to capture that I have been unable to replicate in my work. I am always humbled when I see photographs such as these. The colorization work that modern artists have done to bring these images to life is also stunning. They give the feeling some of these pictures could have been taken yesterday and posted to the internet by a smartphone.

TwistedSifter

 

One of the greatest facets of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the Sifter’s personal favourites is r/ColorizedHistory. The major contributors are a mix of professional and amateur colorizers that bring historic photos to life through color. All of them are highly skilled digital artists that use a combination of historical reference material and a natural eye for colour.

When we see old photos in black and white, we sometimes forget that life back then was experienced in the same vibrant colours that surround us today. This gallery of talented artists helps us remember that 🙂

Below you will find a collection of some of the highest rated colorized images to date on r/ColorizedHistory.

I’ve also provide a list of some of the top contributors (in no particular order):

zuzahin aka Mads…

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