Looking at vintage photo's is always intriguing...
It’s a window back into a different time, where we can see not only people of the past, but also snippets of how life was in terms of fashion and technology. They even let us glimpse pieces of major historical events.
But for so much of photography’s history, the images could only be relayed in black and white. The world was never black and white.
While a black-and-white photo can certainly capture the drama and emotion that a colour photo can, it can sometimes be hard to imagine it happening in real life. We (for the most part) see in colour, and so to see an image without colour removes a layer of reality from it.
Technology and the accessibility of software like Photoshop has allowed colourising to become not just an artistic hobby. Adding colour to historical black-and-white images isn’t a new phenomenon, but in recent years, a community of artists has emerged online as interest in their work has surged.