Hand-Colored Work

•March 10, 2012 • 1 Comment

I was playing around with different toners and dyes in the summer of 2011 and I decided to do a little hand-coloring of some photos. I’m not sure if I like them or not, but it was fun to add multiple layers of tones to a traditional black and white photograph. The prints were made on Ilford MGIV fiber paper. This is a window of the New Start Rescue Mission in Quincy, Ill. They try and help men who have fallen on hard times get back on their feet. I was driving past it one day and looked over and saw Christ in the window and thought it might make an interesting picture.

This is in New Canton, Ill. I was in the area for work and saw this storefront with the old benches out front. To me it looked like a moment frozen in time from the 1940s. It was closed when I was there but I looked in the front window and the interior models the exterior. I’d like to get back down there and shoot some more pictures.

This is along “old” U.S. 36 west of Hannibal, Mo. I used to see it all the time when 36 was a two-lane road. When the highway was widened to four-lanes it was re-routed away from this old barn. I’ve always loved the old SHELL sign used as a part of the front wall. I’ve photographed this a lot of times with different cameras.