Adding colour to black & white

Discussion in 'Ethics and Philosophy' started by cliveh, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. cliveh

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    Most of the originals they show were taken on B&W because that was all that was available. Even the later ones from the depression, were in B&W because that's all the newspapers could use, and color was far to expensive and difficult to process and reproduce.
    I think it's an interesting exercise, and there's nothing wrong with doing this so long as it's not misrepresented. If a different person did this, it would be different.
     
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    One of the ways they colorized images back then was to spray them with a type of retouching spray ( that adds tooth or grit) and then use pastels like a pastel artist. (which are like chalk sticks.)