The Illusion of Traveling Back in Time
She used a technique known as “artistic guess and historical research” to add the different tones to each photo. She believes that the addition of color enables people to travel back in time and forge a deeper and more personal relationship with various historical figures and places. Her work perfectly captures the dynamics of the British capital as it gives character to pictures and allows them to better portray the hustle and bustle of a busy London day or a major historic event.
She Colorized More Than Photos of London Streets
Amaral used her talent to create colorized photos of both places and people such as Winston Churchill, The Beatles, and Muhammad Ali with his two daughters during his stay at the Grosvenor House. All three pictures showcase flawlessly the emotions of the people in them and give a feeling that they weren’t taken decades ago but just a few days back.
Apart from her London photos, Amaral has also released a book with numerous old pictures in color called “The Color of Time,” which contains reworked photos that range from the mid-19th century to the 1960s.
Described by many critics as a unique talent that flawlessly combines the sensibility of an artist with the diligence of a historian, her most famous piece is arguably the colorized photo of Czeslawa Kwoka, a 14-year-old Auschwitz prisoner.
If you have a passion for colorized historical photos then you should most definitely check out the work of Marina Amaral as she will genuinely leave you speechless and in awe.