Hi, I'm Jecinci, a 36 years old architect & 3D Artist from Romania with a passion for colorizing black & white photos. For me, colorizing black & white pictures is a hobby that opens a vibrant and dynamic window into the past, through which memories become a vivid reality.

I started this hobby of photo restoration five years ago, after seeing a tutorial on YouTube by chance, with an old photo of my grandparents and continued with other members of the family. The next step was to improve my skills, and, with the help of some of the best photo editing artists in the field (Olga S., Doug B., Dragos A., Florin R., Patty A., Jared E., Mads M., Jordan L. & others, to whom I would like to say a BIG "Thank you!"), I managed to do that (and will continue to do so, I hope).

More info: jecinci.com | Instagram | Facebook

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Young Princess Diana With Her Guinea Pig Peanuts At The Sandringham Pet Show, 1972

Young Princess Diana With Her Guinea Pig Peanuts At The Sandringham Pet Show, 1972

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After a while, I started to concentrate on portraits until I managed to get a good grasp on them. This improved my "technical" Photoshop skills and gave me the courage to tackle other types of vintage photos like landscapes, war scenes, cars, city life, and all sorts of miscellaneous subjects.

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Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

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

This was amazingly well done. I'm impressed.

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George Washington Carver, March 1942

George Washington Carver, March 1942

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

This one looks great. I love the warmth you gave it.

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I like to colorize images that intrigue me and my imagination. Images I'm curious to see in color, besides portraits of important or less important figures, some more or less known, some more or less controversial. I like to give people that follow my work images that will set them on a path of discovery and a bit of knowledge. That will put a smile on their faces, or make them remember a part of history (like they do for me). By doing this, I also share with them a bit of myself, a bit of what interests me.

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Albert Einstein Wearing His Levi's "Menlo Cossack" Leather Jacket, 1938

Albert Einstein Wearing His Levi's "Menlo Cossack" Leather Jacket, 1938

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

I love a man in a leather jacket... Einstein was hot!

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Frank Sinatra Arrested, Mugshot From 27 Nov 1938

Frank Sinatra Arrested, Mugshot From 27 Nov 1938

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I would like to thank the people who follow my work for their support, and I hope that I will be able to keep them interested in the future with the images I have not yet colorized. You can follow me on my social media and see my other works on my website.

Here is a part of my over 1300 colorized photos. I hope you'll enjoy them

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The Lumière Brothers (Louis On The Left & Auguste On The Right) In Their Laboratory, Lyon, France, Ca. 1925

The Lumière Brothers (Louis On The Left & Auguste On The Right) In Their Laboratory, Lyon, France, Ca. 1925

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Billie Holiday And Mister, February 1947

Billie Holiday And Mister, February 1947

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TheReader19
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She had a innocent look about her here, later photos show the pain and suffering

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Girl With A Bird And A Dog, Boston, Massachusetts, US, 1920s

Girl With A Bird And A Dog, Boston, Massachusetts, US, 1920s

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Jackie Wacky
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The colouring really brings these photographs to life.

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James Dean In "Giant", 1956

James Dean In "Giant", 1956

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Newly Engaged Couple, Senator John F. Kennedy And Jacqueline Bouvier, Relaxing At The Kennedy Family Home In Hyannis Port In Cape Cod, Massachusetts On The 4 July 1953

Newly Engaged Couple, Senator John F. Kennedy And Jacqueline Bouvier, Relaxing At The Kennedy Family Home In Hyannis Port In Cape Cod, Massachusetts On The 4 July 1953

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#11

Illuminated Tires Developed By Goodyear In 1961

Illuminated Tires Developed By Goodyear In 1961

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Unpacking Mona Lisa At The End Of World War II, 1945

Unpacking Mona Lisa At The End Of World War II, 1945

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Kamsi Ikonne
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

lmfao they all there staring and Mona Lisa just there with that smirk like "hullo".

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#13

Paul Newman's Navy Enlistment Photo, 1943

Paul Newman's Navy Enlistment Photo, 1943

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Charlie Chaplin In "Shoulder Arms", 1918

Charlie Chaplin In "Shoulder Arms", 1918

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Mary Rose Kent
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Here’s a fun fact: The pancake makeup that looks so white on the screen and in stills was actually a pale green. (I’ve done a lot of reading on the early days of cinema, and this is one of the bits that has stayed lodged in my brain.)

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King Ferdinand And Queen Marie Of Romania Arriving At Dover, UK, For A State Visit, 12 May 1924

King Ferdinand And Queen Marie Of Romania Arriving At Dover, UK, For A State Visit, 12 May 1924

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Mary Rose Kent
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Excellent work that really captures the look of old silk velvet.

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Clark Gable, 1946

Clark Gable, 1946

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King George Vi Riding With His Daughters Princess Elizabeth (Later Queen Elizabeth II) & Princess Margaret In Windsor Great Park, 21 April 1939

King George Vi Riding With His Daughters Princess Elizabeth (Later Queen Elizabeth II) & Princess Margaret In Windsor Great Park, 21 April 1939

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Marlon Brando, 1950

Marlon Brando, 1950

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Kate Noble
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3 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love the idea of cold blue lighting on one side of his head and the warm light on the other.

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Fokin & Fokina, Cleopatra Ballet Costumes, Stockholm, 1914

Fokin & Fokina, Cleopatra Ballet Costumes, Stockholm, 1914

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#22

Two Romanian Peasants, 1928

Two Romanian Peasants, 1928

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#23

"Pistol Pete" - Frank Boardman Eaton

"Pistol Pete" - Frank Boardman Eaton

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#24

Giraffe Women Looking At A Guard, Posted At St. James's Palace 16th Century Main Gate, During Their Visit In London, 1935

Giraffe Women Looking At A Guard, Posted At St. James's Palace 16th Century Main Gate, During Their Visit In London, 1935

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Mary Rose Kent
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These are the Kayan (Red Burmese) people of Myanmar (then called Burma). The rings go on when they’re very young and they wear them for the whole of their lives.

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Romania, 1930s

Romania, 1930s

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TheReader19
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Am I the only one who thinks that the colour photos seem to make some the pictures look older?

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#26

Frances Benjamin Johnston, Self-Portrait (As New Woman), 1896

Frances Benjamin Johnston, Self-Portrait (As New Woman), 1896

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Laurel And Hardy

Laurel And Hardy

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Finnish Soldier Looks At A Burning Town, 1944

Finnish Soldier Looks At A Burning Town, 1944

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Sanne H.
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3 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

By the way, Rovaniemi is officially considered a city, and it's not just any city, it's located exactly at the pole circle, it's the hometown of Finnish Eurovision Song Contest winning rock band Lordi, and it's the place where you can visit the house of Santa Claus. In winter it is full of foreign tourists.

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Fokin & Fokina, Scheherazade Ballet Costumes, Stockholm, 1914

Fokin & Fokina, Scheherazade Ballet Costumes, Stockholm, 1914

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Jackie Bouvier Kennedy And John F. Kennedy Cutting The Cake At Their Wedding, September 12, 1953, Newport, Rhode Island

Jackie Bouvier Kennedy And John F. Kennedy Cutting The Cake At Their Wedding, September 12, 1953, Newport, Rhode Island

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

The old photo looks faded or over-exposed. Nice work on the color one.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Posing At The Victoria Palace Theatre In London, Circa 1968

Arnold Schwarzenegger Posing At The Victoria Palace Theatre In London, Circa 1968

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Marnee DeRider
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That was just before women stopped being allowed to have any fat on their stomachs whatsoever or they were considered chubby, at least in almost all shows and movies (not necessarily music videos). In the movie industry, she's be considered plus-sized now. So stupid.

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Bela Lugosi - A Hungarian-American Actor, Famous For Portraying Count Dracula In The Original 1931 Film

Bela Lugosi - A Hungarian-American Actor, Famous For Portraying Count Dracula In The Original 1931 Film

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#33

Desmond Thomas Doss (Hacksaw Ridge) & His Wife Dorothy, After Receiving The Medal Of Honor From President Harry Truman, October 12, 1945

Desmond Thomas Doss (Hacksaw Ridge) & His Wife Dorothy, After Receiving The Medal Of Honor From President Harry Truman, October 12, 1945

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Donald Truck
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wonderful and spectacularly brave person who made a stand based on his moral values and never moved a bit (Pls forgive a humorous comment since he looks like CR7 with a moustache on this one)

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#34

Malcolm X And Muhammad Ali, New York, March, 1964

Malcolm X And Muhammad Ali, New York, March, 1964

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#35

Neil Armstrong, Nasa Research Test Pilot, With The Bell X-14 At Nasa Ames Research Center, February, 1964

Neil Armstrong, Nasa Research Test Pilot, With The Bell X-14 At Nasa Ames Research Center, February, 1964

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#36

Butchers In A Bucharest Market, 1932

Butchers In A Bucharest Market, 1932

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Mindy Keys
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These are all stunning, but I bet this one took A LOT of work. Stunning

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Man In Scottish Uniform O S C

Man In Scottish Uniform O S C

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

I wonder how they decided how to color the tartan, because the color/pattern is specific to each clan

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Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin

Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin

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Martin Luther King Jr. And Entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. Share A Laugh In Davis' Dressing Room At New York's Majestic Theater In 1965

Martin Luther King Jr. And Entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. Share A Laugh In Davis' Dressing Room At New York's Majestic Theater In 1965

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Fox Dylan
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sammy Davis Jnr was a vile human who sexually abused women & hid behind his fame.

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Podu Ros Neighbourhood Viewed From The The Palace Of Culture With The City Pool In The Foreground, Iasi, Romania, Early 20th Century

Podu Ros Neighbourhood Viewed From The The Palace Of Culture With The City Pool In The Foreground, Iasi, Romania, Early 20th Century

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

It looks so much more full of life with colour!

#41

Salvador Dali, 1954

Salvador Dali, 1954

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Ivan Petrovich Pavlov, 1920s

Ivan Petrovich Pavlov, 1920s

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US Civil War - Officers Of The 69th New York Volunteer Regiment Pose With A Cannon At Fort Corcoran - Col. Michael Corcoran At Far Left, 1861

US Civil War - Officers Of The 69th New York Volunteer Regiment Pose With A Cannon At Fort Corcoran - Col. Michael Corcoran At Far Left, 1861

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

With the blurred background and the scale of objects around them, they almost look like miniature toy soldiers

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Winston Churchill, Cigar In Mouth, Gives His Famous ‘V’ Sign During A Visit To Bradford (Lister's Mill) On December 4, 1942

Winston Churchill, Cigar In Mouth, Gives His Famous ‘V’ Sign During A Visit To Bradford (Lister's Mill) On December 4, 1942

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#45

Romanian Woman In Traditional Costume From The Early 20th Century

Romanian Woman In Traditional Costume From The Early 20th Century

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

That, my friends, is a LOT of freakin laundry...

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Audrey Hepburn Putting On Lipstick At Her Home In Mayfair (65 South Audley Street), London, September 1951

Audrey Hepburn Putting On Lipstick At Her Home In Mayfair (65 South Audley Street), London, September 1951

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#47

"The Rat Pack" In NY, Carnegie Hall's Backstage, 1960s

"The Rat Pack" In NY, Carnegie Hall's Backstage, 1960s

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Mary Rose Kent
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Peter Lawford, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra.

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Corvin Castle, Romania

Corvin Castle, Romania

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Main Square In Brasov's Old Town Centre, Romania, Early 20th Century

Main Square In Brasov's Old Town Centre, Romania, Early 20th Century

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President Lyndon B. Johnson And A Turkey Presented To Him In The Fish Room Of The White House, November 16, 1967

President Lyndon B. Johnson And A Turkey Presented To Him In The Fish Room Of The White House, November 16, 1967

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TheReader19
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wonder if he granted it a pardon or it became dinner?

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