Nothing brings the past alive quite like colorized old-timey photos. You can gaze upon the daguerreotype of a forgotten Civil War soldier whose name has been lost to history, but you have evidence that he existed, proof of a moment that was captured on film well over a hundred years ago. Black and white photos from the past are beautiful in their own way, but colorizing them makes them more real and more relevant to the now. We see the world in color, not in shades of gray. The black and white pictures that you saw in you high school history textbook were interesting but had no meaning to you. The fire from the Hindenburg isn’t imposing until you add a little color and see the glow from the flames. You can stare into the face of Marilyn Monroe and see exactly what the producers, directors, and screenwriters saw in her that turned her into the poster girl for Hollywood actresses. You see a few familiar landmarks but an unfamiliar skyline from your city’s early years. That has impact, that has meaning. I’m sorry if you’re colorblind, but color is the key to reality or so it seems.
Critically Rated at 14/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young