Hand coloured photographs


Hand-colouring refers to the method of manually adding colour to a black-and-white photograph. Typically, acrylics, aquarelles, photos oils, crayons or pastels, and other paints or dyes are applied to the image surface using brushes, fingers, cotton swabs or airbrushes. Hand-coloured photographs were most popular in the mid- to late-19th century before the invention of colour photography.

Original black & white hand-coloured and painted images available.

Flos #1

22”x17”, pigment ink on cotton rag, aquarelle, acrylic and photo oils, hand-coloured.


37”x36”, pigment ink on cotton rag, acrylic, aquarelle paints, hand-coloured.


31”x31”, acrylic and aquarelles on canvas rag, hand-coloured.