Do you ever reflect on the old Black and White photos you have in your albums or collections and wonder how people lived in such dark, drab times ?
I bet you often look at old Black and White photos and think that they are so old and are from a time long past, the people in the photos are so distant and you simply can’t relate to them.
I have always had a passion for history, local, regional, national, world.
I've always felt that distance with B/W photos always trying to imagine them in a contemporary sense, yet failing miserably. The photos of my own family, my mother and father as refugees from war torn Europe and those of their forebears seemed so distant, so other worldly.
Then one day I decided to colourise a photo of my mother as a young woman and as that image evolved, I began to see the younger version of my mother as she would have appeared to her family and friends and she began to come to life before my very eyes. It was then that I realised that there were so many people that needed to be released from a greyscale prison, a quirk of un-evolved technology that captured true to life images in an unreal and unnatural way.
Past Colours is dedicated to bringing that past back to life, We feel compelled to release those loved ones, places, people and meaningful events from that Black and White time warp they are enslaved to.
Your parents, grandparents, relatives, historical events, lived their lives as we do, in full VIVID COLOUR, the moments that shaped them were colourful, clear and full of the same clarity we see everyday.
We give a contemporary perspective to those that are now long gone and connect them to the present.
Envision those in your family, War Veterans, Relatives from the Old Country, Sports heroes, Sporting teams, Clubs, Associations, Businesses and Corporate images.
Our experience and expertise is based on association, work experience and research in the following fields: Paint manufacture, and Heritage paint specification; a life long love of architecture and historical buildings including colour schemes. commissions in fine art renderings of sporting clubs “ Team of the Century” paintings. Involvement within the sign industry with particular interest in Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco period signage, Membership of the South Australian Football Historians Society and the Port Adelaide Historical Society.
Your Black and White Photo will not be rendered haphazardly with random colours, but with the knowledge of a well researched piece, based on quality research into a vast portfolio of documents, old postcards, paint colour cards, Fashion images and old magazines with colour prints, Auto paint colour catalogues and our library of old and antiquarian books.
If you would like to discuss a photo colourization or perhaps a wall paper mural from a colourization for your home, Man Cave, Office, Board room or sporting club please leave your details and message on our Contact Us Page.