Artist Mario Unger Spends 3000 Hours To Colorize Old Black & White Photos Of Famous People

Colorized photos perfectly reflect the glamour of the past. Austrian Mario Unger works his magic to turn these old photos into colorful images. As a photographer and digital artist, Unger takes those black and white images and reflects the light of the past. These colorized photographs contain all the vibrant colors we know in our modern lives.

From famous artists to memorable moments in history, Unger spends almost 3,000 hours to restore the colors of the past. Some of these photos have historical meaning and some show the glamour of silver screen. Unger thought of retouching these photos to close the gap between history and our current life. Unger has recreated images of famous Grace Kelly, the Andrews Sisters, Maud Wagner, and Adrienne Ames.


What is more, these colorful images of the past gives us a general idea about how people lived back at the beginning of the 1900s.

Unger shows his Photoshop skills to turn monochrome photos into a colorful portrait.

Also, he has colored less popular images that show the daily life on the street or a female on a postcard.

Among these colorized photos, it is possible to see the Saturn booster test of NASA and witness a historical moment.

In addition to all these, he also colorized exotic frames. A colorful real geisha from 1900s is attractive and interesting at the same time.

His complete portfolio consisting of colorized images can be found on his Instagram account as well as his own website.

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1. Albert Einstein


2. Mulberry Street, New York, 1900


3. Adrienne Ames (“From Hell To Heaven”, 1933)


4. Walter Catty Allen CA 1900


5. Maud Wagner CA 1905


6. Grace Kelly


7. Humphrey Bogart, “Casablanca”, 1942


8. Laurel Hardy, UK Tour, 1953


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