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:
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Why thank you! Shameless plug alert: he also did The Rudolph Valentino Film Festival and Society Merch: http://zazzle.com/rudyfest and uh if you look on the Society one (http://zazzle.com/rudysociety) there is a colorized Young Rajah photo that will make you believe in God its so beautiful!
holy mackerel. just visited the society page. and i AM a believer.
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)
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.
Highly descriptive article, I liked that a lot. Will there be a part 2?