I’ve been doing graphic and web design for over 10 years. During my free time I started coloring old photos. I am a “good old times” person. I like old movies, photos and everything related to the past – distant past.

I’ve always been wondering how things looked like before. How colors looked like. These retouched photos came from that curiosity. This is just an idea to bring to life that time. So, I took my pen and decided to make them alive. The quality of the result depends on the original photo itself. Older and poorer photos are harder to work with and the final result is not so realistic. When I posted my work to the Bored Panda I had no idea that there will be so many reactions. There are positive and, of course, negative ones, like with everything that ends up online. Both make me smile. There are people that are very excited, some are not and some are even offended. The last ones are the most interesting to me. I like to see reactions and emotions, no matter what kind. Currently, I am working on a new set of photos, even better and in higher quality. There is a rule in this business – the more you work, the better you get.

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

this is great coz skin is very hard to make look right

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MammaG
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2 years ago

She's so perfect. Looks like my mother did. Snow White. Now she & Dad look like Sneezy & Doc.

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Swarf
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2 years ago

Not to pick nits, but that guitar most likely had a sunburst pattern on it, fading from blond wood in the center to dark brown or black at the edges.

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Patricia Holcombe
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2 years ago

Actress Gene Tierney? Beautiful

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grace schwarz
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2 years ago

omg her eyes!!

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Ruth oro
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2 years ago

The background stayed grey, on purpose?

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Jessica Billings
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2 years ago

A literal diving board.

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Debbie Andersson
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2 years ago

Bring back that loungechair.

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Honesty Olishia
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2 years ago

Love how the balloon pops!

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MBZ MetalsmithArtist
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2 years ago

His swim attire ... it makes me cringe

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BusLady
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2 years ago

Nice to know that they actually wore bright, pretty dresses, instead of drab gray.

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Mylah Rose
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2 years ago

Sharks and Jets!

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All With Heart
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2 years ago

oh that's pretty

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BusLady
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2 years ago

Georgie, don't talk to any clowns!

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BusLady
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2 years ago

"Drink your milk, it's good for you." "No, Mom, I'm lactose intolerant."

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MammaG
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2 years ago

"Damn, that's good bread."

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MammaG
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2 years ago

Dat ass

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adoracat
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2 years ago

This one is messed up. She's got a cloud of cigarette smoke in front of her face and it's colored all flesh-tones.

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Mylah Rose
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2 years ago

That bunny looks like he'a about to murder her and then go rob a bank.... terrifying

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BusLady
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2 years ago

"I've gone AWOL, hide me!"

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Basil
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2 years ago

The guy has corpse lips.

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KT Trondsen
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2 years ago

Isn't that whisteria on the shower curtain? Aren't those a pale purple color?

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Chicago Kitty
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2 years ago

An Automat! I would have loved to have visited one of these-alas, I was born too late.

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MammaG
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2 years ago

"Why did you draw dicks on everything?"

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Heidrance
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2 years ago

black and white bacon. delicious?

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BusLady
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2 years ago

3X3=9. Kid needs a better teacher.

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MammaG
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2 years ago

Those are some hella-white teeth. Did they have purple nail polish then?

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