Jazz Portraits

For a long time alre­a­dy, I was inten­ding to fami­lia­ri­ze mys­elf with image colo­riza­ti­on. I am a big fan of jazz music and that is why in this pro­ject I wan­ted to work with some­thing clo­se to my heart. For­t­u­na­te­ly, I found this lar­ge, publicly acces­si­ble coll­ec­tion by Ame­ri­can pho­to­grapher Wil­liam P. Gott­lieb, who died in 2006. He has beco­me known in par­ti­cu­lar for his por­traits of well-known jazz musi­ci­ans of the 1930s and 1940s. In 2010, the­se pic­tures have ente­red the public domain. While sear­ching his coll­ec­tion, I dis­co­ver­ed many images that I lik­ed. I colo­ri­zed and res­to­red them, and this is what came out of it.

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