Colorize to Remember serie – Old Photos Colorization

Old Photos Colorization / Colorize to Remember Series

Since 1 week now I started Colorization of old photos and I can’t litteraly stop doing this. It’s so inspiring, fascinating.. and breathtaking to make old photos alive again. We live every moments and we try to understand what the people on the photo are doing, or thinking.. I done 1 to 2 colorization per day, here is some before and after. This series are called :

« Colorize to Remember »..

Colorization of Marilyn Monroe by Samir BELHAMRA @Grafixart_photo (#ColorizeToRemember)

Colorization of the Actress Marilyn Monroe

Colorization of the Actress Anna Karina - photo by Georges Dambier, ELLE, March 16, 1959 by Samir BELHAMRA
Colorization of the Actress Anna Karina - photo by Georges Dambier, ELLE, March 16, 1959 by Samir BELHAMRA
Colorization of Leo the MGM Lion in 1928
Colorization by Samir BELHAMRA of Victor_Hugo_by_Edmond_Bacot_1862 - BA
Colorization of Victor HUGO (1876) by Samir BELHAMRA
Colorization of Gustave Eiffel (Samir BELHAMRA)
Colorization of Louis Paster - 1886 (Samir BELHAMRA)
Colorization of jules_verne_in_1892_ by Samir BELHAMRA
One of the bravest pictures ever taken, a Menorah defies the Nazi flag - Colorized by Samir Belhamra @Grafixart_photo -
Colorization of "The Fight of the Century" (Part 1) Joe Frazier vs Muhammad Ali - by Samir BELHAMRA @Grafixart_photo

The Fight of the Century

Info : The Fight of the Century » Match between champion Joe Frazier (26–0, 23 KOs) and challenger Muhammad Ali (31–0, 25 KOs), held on March 8, 1971, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. Joe Frazier won in 15 rounds via unanimous decision. (source : gettyimages).

Process : Made this colorization yesterday, but I am not an expert in this area, Started only since 3 weeks, here is my 9/10th test. Using Photoshop, historical research and my own perception of colors. Also i put more effort on the colors of the foreground to give more impact, Spent like 5/6hours on it. I put lot of heart and time because It really a passion since I started I can’t stop 🙂 ! Hope you will enjoy it, feel free to give any feedback, tips, criticism.. I am open for all. Regards!

Video : TIMELAPSE (part 1) :

References : Google to search about the color of shorts, gloves, shoes and others little details.


Albert Einstein 1948 by Yousuf Karsh - Colorized by : Samir Belhamra @Grafixart_photo

Recover the past

The first print of image may get an old look or destroyed. Photos can be damaged for many reasons. By the time old photos become faded & eventually destroyed, but you can regain photos and bring the past and save it for future.

Mostly Historical black and white photos can be victims of stains, scratches and time. But you can use Photoshop to restore these images to their original glory. Color is the life of a photo. Restore the color of old images from your album, which becomes faded. We can litteraly regain the lost color of all photos .

With an image editing software, a colorized photo can very easily be set to black and white. By applying a filter on the whole picture and at the price of some retouches, the rendering can be quite satisfactory. Opposite is less obvious: how do you know which color palette to apply? One can certainly guess by experience, but the colorization itself is tedious.

Here is below on of my best colorization with a timelapse that come with : The Southern Chain Gang

A Southern Chain Gang 1903 - Colorized by : Samir Belhamra @Grafixart_photo

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