Clam seller on Mulberry Bend (Little Italy), New York, ca 1900.

Sanna Dullaway an artist from Nynäshamn, Sweden has a beautiful talent. When I first to see the images on reddit, I had to find out who this artist was.

With artistic talent she will restore and colourize your black and white photos. Contact her via herwebsite or email

Using state-of-the-art technology and artistic talent, she can  turn your black and white memories into vivid colour. Since each photo is unique and have a great emotional value it would be a perfect gift to colourize a family member’s or friend’s photo.
No colourised photo can replace the original black and white picture, but each will give you a new perspective on how your grandparents and great-grandparents used to see the world. Rather than living in the misty grey world we usually see, the sun shone just as bright, if not more brightly, on them. If colour film were available, our grandparents would surely use it.

When she adds color to a photo there is much more involved than simply painting the grass green. Cool shadows and warm highlights, reflection and radiosity must all be considered. Is the person in the picture old or young? Human skin comes in an entire spectrum of flesh tones that vary in saturation and hue not just between people, but across the surface of each person’s skin.

While old photos may seem to be missing data that must be “made up,” they are often of very high quality and contain visual information and cues that help in the re-creation and which can be rescued from the ravages of time. Take a look at her portfolio for some examples.


You can see more of her art by following the links below.


Auto Wreck in Washington D.C. 1921


Little Rock protest against integration of 9 blacks in 1959


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