Man Spends More Than 3000 Hours Colorizing Old Black & White Photos Of Famous People


Mario Unger is a photographer and digital artist from Austria. Last year his main work was restoring and colorizing old photographs.

Mario told us that is reason for doing all of this work was to bring the past back to the present. He loves B&W photography, but for some images he thought that color was needed to enhance the image and “bring it back to life”.  Each image takes in excess of 3000 hours to colorize. Quite an undertaking!

Scroll down to see some of our favorites…

  1. 1 "Arsenic And Old Lace", 1944

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  2. 2 Adrienne Ames ("From Hell To Heaven", 1933)

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  3. 3 Evelyn Nesbit CA 1900

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  4. 4 Grace Kelly

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  5. 5 Walter Catty Allen CA 1900

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  6. 6 Picasso

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  7. 7 In Honor Of A Great Person. Sophia Magdalena Scholl (1921-1943). Executed 75 Years Ago By The Greatest Criminals Humanity Has Ever Seen

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  8. 8 Mark Twain, 1907

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  9. 9 Texas Couple, Early 20th Century, Heavy Restoration

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  10. 10 Laurel Hardy, UK Tour, 1953

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