With my photography, I like to see things in a different way, whether it is a macro view or a distant view.
Coloring photos by hand allows me to reinterpret an image in a way that color film cannot. It allows me to communicate a feeling as well as a sense of nostalgia. When I hand color a photograph, I can change the world, if only for moment.
Each image begins with a black and white photograph or a digital painting printed in color. The image is hand colored using a variety of mediums.
I was inspired to hand paint my photos by a hand-painted black and white photograph of an English garden by Wallace Nutting. It was a wedding gift for my grandparents as in the early 1920s. This image, my inspiration, now hangs in my home.
I hope you like my view of the world.