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, vintage 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 captured in black and white photos. So, I took my pen and decided to make them alive. The quality of colorizing photos 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 to these historical pictures. 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 photos to me. I like to see reactions and emotions, no matter what kind. Currently, I am working on a new set of beautiful 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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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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MammaG
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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BusLady
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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BusLady
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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adoracat
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"I've gone AWOL, hide me!"

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KT Trondsen
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Why did you draw dicks on everything?"

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MammaG
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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