Jazz Portrait Colorization

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.






Adobe Photoshop

Duke Ellington

Doris Day

Howard McGhee and Miles Davis

Frank Sinatra

Thelonious Monk

Charlie Parker

Making Of