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 into 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

Gottlieb, William P. Portrait of Duke Ellington, Paramount Theater, New York, N.Y., ca. Sept. United States, 1946. |||| Monographic. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/gottlieb.02291/.

Doris Day

Gottlieb, William P. Portrait of Doris Day, Aquarium, New York, N.Y., ca. July. United States, 1946. |||| Monographic. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/gottlieb.10741/.

Howard McGhee and Miles Davis

Gottlieb, William P. Portrait of Howard McGhee and Miles Davis, New York, N.Y., ca. Sept. United States, 1947. |||| Monographic. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/gottlieb.05711/.

Frank Sinatra

Gottlieb, William P. Portrait of Frank Sinatra, Liederkrantz Hall, New York, N.Y. United States, 1947. |||| Monographic. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/gottlieb.07831/.

Thelonious Monk

Gottlieb, William P. Portrait of Thelonious Monk, Minton's Playhouse, New York, N.Y., ca. Sept. United States, 1947. |||| Monographic. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/gottlieb.06241/.

Charlie Parker

Gottlieb, William P. Portrait of Charlie Parker, Carnegie Hall, New York, N.Y. United States, 1947. |||| Monographic. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/gottlieb.06911/.

Making Of


Selected Works

Alphabet Cut-OutsGraphic Design

21 Covers for HamiltonGraphic Design

Animated Hamilton3D Modelling, Animation

Nostromo3D Modelling

3D Room3D Modelling