COLOURISING THE PAST

Colourising The Past
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COLOURISING THE PAST



Written by Don't Panic
15 Wednesday 15th October 2014

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We've all seen those old black and white photos that have had colour applied to them retroactively. At first glance, they depict an impressive bit of Photoshopping. But given the context, history and ownership attached to the images, the alterations can take on a much more controversial significance. 

Do these techniques serve to illuminate the past, or do they represent the irresponsible actions of historical revisionists? We were recently sent a fascinating article by Pixartprinting that explores this discussion at length, and it's well worth a read if you have a spare moment.

But whatever you think, you can't deny the artistic and technical skill that goes into colourising. With this in mind, we wanted to highlight the incredible work of three artists: Jordan J Lloyd, Mads Madsen and Wayne Degan.

Jordan J Lloyd


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