Wednesday, April 20, 2011

bringing old photos back to life

Some time back, on Kamini's blog Saffron and Silk, I read about Val who adds color to old black and white photos and I was completely intrigued. The before and after shots were quite astounding in terms of details and selection of colors, since Val goes into details of what natural dyes were available at the time and so on. I looked up Val's website and details of her photo coloring work and immediately starting thinking of which photographs I could ask her to add color to.

Here's a photo of my grandparents....



and here is the colored version....



A photo of my great-grandfather....


and the colored version....


and here's my husband as a baby....

and here's the colored version...


I'm really happy with the results, and the time that Val took to do these photos. Thank you so much Val. You're a gem.

8 comments:

Adorable Bad Guy said...

That was a nice little introduction to your family. Enjoy your break. We'll meet in ether, Break ke Baad... :)

Val Erde said...

Thanks Shalini, for this.
:)
Unfortunately the only colour version I can see is the one of your great grandfather. Is it my browser or did they vanish from your page?

Val

Val Erde said...

It's okay - I just realised that my browser was blocking something and I can see them all now. Thanks again!!
:)

Kamini said...

Oh thats wonderful that you contacted Val. Her work is quite amazing isn't it? Lovely pics Shalini.

Swaram said...

Wow! Loved them all!

Shalini said...

abg, nice to see you visiting! Lol, "break ke baad"...I was watching the movie on the flight back to Dubai :-)

Val, glad you could see them all. And thanks so much for the awesome work.

Kamini, you're the one who started it all. So glad about it.

Swaram, thank you.

Val said...

Hi Shalini. I don't know if you got my email. Sorry to tell you I deleted my Absurd Old Bird blog, but you can link your photos to my new photocolouring page on my art blog, here: http://artbyvalerde.wordpress.com/my-photocolouring-work/

Shalini said...

Hi Val, thanks so much for the reminder. I got your mail, but just hadn't got around to changing the links.