Colorized Vintage Photos by Claroscureaux

Right, so like most things in life, I am probably the last person in the blogosphere to know about this fella. Many thanks to Forget the Talkies for bringing it to my attention!

Claroscureaux colorizes vintage Hollywood photographs.

Normally the word “colorize” makes my skin crawl and I get a sudden urge  for sudden death. But Claroscureaux’s work is beautiful– if I might rhapsodize, I daresay his work is exquisite. Some are spine-tingling in their realism, some have an Earl Christy-ish painterly quality, but all are obvious works of tireless, tedious attention to detail.

He has a store online to fulfill all of your every day classic cinema needs– coffee mugs, et all– and the prints are priced very reasonably.

Here are some of my favorites:

Myrna Loy - © Claroscureaux
Myrna Loy - © Claroscureaux
Hedy Lamarr - © Claroscureaux
Hedy Lamarr - © Claroscureaux
Veronica Lake - © Claroscureaux (this is quite possibly my favorite photo of the year)
Veronica Lake - © Claroscureaux (this is quite possibly my favorite photo of the year)
Bette Davis - © Claroscureaux
Bette Davis - © Claroscureaux
Valentino - © Claroscureaux (smolder alert, ladies!)
Valentino - © Claroscureaux (smolder alert, ladies!)
Buster Keaton - © Claroscureaux
Buster Keaton - © Claroscureaux
Gloria Swanson - © Claroscureaux
Gloria Swanson - © Claroscureaux
Alice White - © Claroscureaux
Alice White - © Claroscureaux

Posted by

Gen Y reject and wage slave extraordinaire.

5 thoughts on “Colorized Vintage Photos by Claroscureaux

  1. oh thank you so much for this post.. i must admit that my faves are the valentino and buster prints… my two favorite silent men…. (swoon)

    🙂

  2. I love the Betti Davis one of her eating an ice cream cone. It’s not only a great photograph but it looks pretty spectacular in color. For me too the colorization process is a sensitive issue. I cannot stand it when feature films get colorized, but these photos are really something else.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s