This Artist Colorizes Old Black & White Photos, And They Will Change The Way People Imagine History

Published 6 years ago

Marina Amaral is a Brazilian colorist who has been using Photoshop since she was ten years old. She uses her skills to make historic black and white photos burst with vivid colors and give us an interesting look into how things really looked like in the old days.

Marina has been coloring old pictures since 2015 when she stumbled across some colored World War I photos while browsing history forums. A lot of work goes into achieving such accurate results: “Each photo is made to be realistic by recognizing the value behind each one of them, respecting and preserving their stories, paying attention to the finer details and maintaining their original essence,” says Marina.

Marina says her work ranges from simple portraits to complex and detailed images, taken from various historical periods covering a wide range of topics. She does extensive in-depth research and gets expert opinions if necessary to faithfully reproduce the original colors and atmosphere.

Check out the amazing colored historic photos in the gallery below!

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#1 Ruby Bridges, Escorted By US Marshals To Attend An All-White School, 1960

Image source: Marina Amaral

#2 Monet

Image source: Marina Amaral

#3 Cree Man, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada, 1903

Image source: Marina Amaral

#4 Marie Sklodowska Curie

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#5 Lewis Powell. He Was A Conspirator With John Wilkes Booth, Who Assassinated President Abraham Lincoln

Image source: Marina Amaral

#6 A Photographer Uses His Own Backdrop To Mask Poland’s World War II Ruins While Shooting A Portrait In Warsaw In November 1946

Image source: Marina Amaral

#7 Queen Elizabeth II

Image source: Marina Amaral

#8 Hermann Göring Sits In The Dock At The Nuremberg Trial, 1946

Image source: Marina Amaral

#9 Banana Docks, New York. CA 1890 – 1910

Image source: Marina Amaral

#10 Finnish Sniper Simo Häyhä, White Death

Image source: Marina Amaral

Aušrys Uptas

One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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