Tuesday, February 17, 2015

I usually dislike colorized photos of Charlie because most of them are horribly done and fake-looking. Plus I don't want to get on my soapbox about how I think it's a travesty to colorize photos by people like Steichen who were masters of b&w photography. That being said, I recently came across the photo below and was immediately struck by how well-done and realistic it was. I think whoever did this did a terrific job, although I'm a little puzzled by the bloodshot eyes.

Source: http://c0lorvintage.tumblr.com/image/91839369471

See the original b&w version here


  1. It is a nice job, although I agree with you about colorizing. Unfortunately the image is flipped.


    1. You would notice that! I think the original b&w version is flipped. I remember flipping it the right way when I posted it on here last year.

  2. I agree that this is one of the better colorizations (instead of the orange faced ones!). But since he is in costume wouldn't he have the white makeup on?