Hand coloring black and white photographs mixes the cool modern look of photography with the soulful, ancient practice of painting.
I’ve been making hand-colored black and white photographs since 1998. For many years I shot film and made traditional darkroom prints and colored them with oil paints. In 2011 I switched to digital printing, using pure carbon-pigment ink on acid free 100 percent cotton rag paper, and then coloring with artist acrylic paints. The photos are beautiful, unique and long-lasting.