When I was a little kid, I assumed that in the past, the world was in black and white and then later on everything became color. A bit silly, but I was basing it off of all the the old photographs I’d see at my grandparents’ house, which were black and white. When I discovered that the world has, in fact, always been in color, I began wondering what the colors in those photographs really were. I’m sure many of you have had similar experiences.
Swedish artist Sanna Dullaway reimagines classic black and white photos from the past in vibrants and amazingly realistic hues. I’ve seen colorized photos many times before, but these are by far the best.
In a way, I feel like colorizing these iconic black and white photographs takes something away from them. Seeing them in color (even if the colors aren’t 100% accurate) takes away some of the mystery and allure that makes them so compelling. Regardless of that, I will say that these are really incredible.