Adding life to the past through colors

I discovered yesterday this new artistic trend that has been born in the artistic communities which practically refers to coloring the historic photographs from the late 1800′s and early 1900′s.

Filling with color these photographs somewhat changes our emotional link to history, making it more real, closer to us and helping us connect and understand at the deeper level what the photographs convey in terms of fear, beauty, sadness, happiness, trouble and so on. It changes their appearance from something historic and different, into a scene from today.

The colorful image of Albert Einstein sitting beside the water gives us an entire new perspective on the genius. He goes from a brilliant historic relic, into a living brilliance of our era. The colorized photograph of Audrey Hepburn transforms our thoughts of beauty. It is amazing how adding color to these photographs, also adds more life and meaning to them.

Take a look below on some examples. I find them really powerful!

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