Last week I showed you how Val Erde at Colouring the Past was able to take Celia Goodstein Scheshko’s photo and add color.
This week I asked her to take Isidore Scheshko’s U.S. Army photograph and do the same thing. Note that these photos have the same background and might have been taken in preparation for their wedding in 1919.
Here is the photograph I gave Val to work on. Note that it is the best I had, but not an original photo.
Now see what Val did with it!
Any idea what that X on his sleeve means?
Here are Celia’s photos once again. Note that the background and floor are the same, but the more Val worked with the background the more she learned about it. These interpretations are different, although similar.
The original image:
And here is the photo after Val’s work on it.
The amount of research, knowledge, and artistry that Val puts into the photographs is remarkable.
Don’t tell the gardener about these. I’m ordering prints for his birthday!