Romanian Artist Colorized Black And White Photos To Bring Memories To Vivid Reality

Amelia Earhart

Accroding to Jecinci: “Hi, I’m Jecinci, a 36 years old architect & 3D Artist from Romania with a passion for colorizing black & white photos. For me, colorizing black & white photographs is a hobby that opens a vibrant and dynamic window into the past, through which memories become a vivid reality.

I started this hobby 5 years ago, after seeing a tutorial on YouTube by chance, with a photo of my grandparents and continued with other members of the family. The next step was to improve my skills, and, with the help of some of the best artist in the field (Olga S., Doug B., Dragos A., Florin R., Patty A., Jared E., Mads M., Jordan L. & others, to whom I would like to say a BIG “Thank you!”), I managed to do that (and will continue to do so, I hope).

After a while, I started to concentrate on portraits until I managed to get a good grasp on them. This improved my photoshop “technical” skills and gave me the courage to tackle other types of images like landscapes, war scenes, cars, city life and all sorts of miscellaneous subjects.

I like to colorize images that intrigue me and my imagination, images I’m curious to see in color, besides portraits of important or less important figures, some more or less known, some more or less controversial. I like to give people that follow my work images that will set them on a path of discovery and a bit of knowledge, will put a smile on their faces or make them remember a part of history (like they do for me). By doing this, I also share with them a bit of myself, a bit of what interests me.

I would like to thank people who follow my work for their support, and I hope that I will be able to keep them interested in the future with the images I have not yet colorized. You can follow me on my social media see my other works on my website.

Here is a part of my over 1300 colorized photos. Hope you’ll enjoy them!”

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Young Princess Diana With Her Guinea Pig Peanuts At The Sandringham Pet Show, 1972

The Lumière Brothers (Louis On The Left & Auguste On The Right) In Their Laboratory, Lyon, France, Ca. 1925

Albert Einstein Wearing His Levi’s “Menlo Cossack” Leather Jacket, 1938

Billie Holiday And Mister, February 1947

Girl With A Bird And A Dog, Boston, Massachusetts, US, 1920s

Frank Sinatra Arrested, Mugshot From 27 Nov 1938

Newly Engaged Couple, Senator John F. Kennedy And Jacqueline Bouvier, Relaxing At The Kennedy Family Home In Hyannis Port In Cape Cod, Massachusetts On The 4 July 1953

James Dean In “Giant”, 1956

Giraffe Women Looking At A Guard, Posted At St. James’s Palace 16th Century Main Gate, During Their Visit In London, 1935

Illuminated Tires Developed By Goodyear In 1961

Fokin & Fokina, Cleopatra Ballet Costumes, Stockholm, 1914

Clark Gable, 1946

George Washington Carver, March 1942

Charlie Chaplin In “Shoulder Arms”, 1918

Unpacking Mona Lisa At The End Of World War II, 1945

Albert Einstein

Fokin & Fokina, Scheherazade Ballet Costumes, Stockholm, 1914

Romania, 1930s

Finnish Soldier Looks At A Burning Town, 1944

“Pistol Pete” – Frank Boardman Eaton

Jackie Bouvier Kennedy And John F. Kennedy Cutting The Cake At Their Wedding, September 12, 1953, Newport, Rhode Island

Podu Ros Neighbourhood Viewed From The The Palace Of Culture With The City Pool In The Foreground, Iasi, Romania, Early 20th Century

Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin

Arnold Schwarzenegger Posing At The Victoria Palace Theatre In London, Circa 1968

Paul Newman’s Navy Enlistment Photo, 1943

Romanian Woman In Traditional Costume From The Early 20th Century

Audrey Hepburn Putting On Lipstick At Her Home In Mayfair (65 South Audley Street), London, September 1951

Audrey Hepburn

Salvador Dali, 1954

Frances Benjamin Johnston, Self-Portrait (As New Woman), 1896

King Ferdinand And Queen Marie Of Romania Arriving At Dover, UK, For A State Visit, 12 May 1924

Laurel And Hardy

Marine Dwayne L. Boice (Kansas City), 3rd Battalion 5th US Marines, Burns Out A Weapons Emplacement. North Korean Gunpit, Wolmi-Do Island, Inchon, 15 September 1950

Marlon Brando, 1950

Ivan Petrovich Pavlov, 1920s

Butchers In A Bucharest Market, 1932

President Lyndon B. Johnson And A Turkey Presented To Him In The Fish Room Of The White House, November 16, 1967

Two Romanian Peasants, 1928

Main Square In Brasov’s Old Town Centre, Romania, Early 20th Century

French Soldiers & Red Cross Dogs Before Departing For The Front Tuileries Gardens (Place De La Concorde Gate) Paris, France, 1915

Bela Lugosi – A Hungarian-American Actor, Famous For Portraying Count Dracula In The Original 1931 Film

Desmond Thomas Doss (Hacksaw Ridge) & His Wife Dorothy, After Receiving The Medal Of Honor From President Harry Truman, October 12, 1945

King George VI Riding With His Daughters Princess Elizabeth (Later Queen Elizabeth II) & Princess Margaret In Windsor Great Park, 21 April 1939

The Wreckage Of The Messerschmitt BF 109e4 In Kent On 5 September 1940 During The Battle Of Britain

Winston Churchill, Cigar In Mouth, Gives His Famous ‘V’ Sign During A Visit To Bradford (Lister’s Mill) On December 4, 1942

Germany, 10 Oct 1944

Princess Marie Alley, Iasi, Romania

Martin Luther King Jr. And Entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. Share A Laugh In Davis’ Dressing Room At New York’s Majestic Theater In 1965

Malcolm X And Muhammad Ali, New York, March, 1964

A Scene From “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (1935 Film)

William “Bill” O’connor, Ca. 1952-53

Fire Spitter – Cracheur De Feu, Boulevard De Rochechouart, Paris, 1949

John Fitzgerald, Jack Kennedy

Sergei Rachmaninoff

US Civil War – Officers Of The 69th New York Volunteer Regiment Pose With A Cannon At Fort Corcoran – Col. Michael Corcoran At Far Left, 1861

Enrico Caruso, 1918

Marlon Brando With His Father, Marlon Brando Sr., Los Angeles, April 1, 1955

Bucharest, 1930s

Buick Wildcat 3

Charlie Chaplin Visits Winston Churchill And Family, At Chartwell House, Near The Town Of Westerham, Kent In South East England, 1931

Deck Of Gun Boat, Probably Mendota, Ca. 1865

Kirk And Michael Douglas, 1960

Marie Gonzales Of San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, Circa 1930s

Queen Marie Of Romania Visiting The Pyramids Of Giza, Cairo, Egypt, 1930

WW1, Corbie Albert Area, France, 1916 – British Army Soldiers Moving In Devastated, Wet And Muddy Conditions On The Somme Front At Ancre

“The Rat Pack” In NY, Carnegie Hall’s Backstage, 1960s

Corvin Castle And The Main Market, Transylvania (Romania), Ca. 1900

Kirk Douglas As Michael Midge Kelly In “Champion”, 1949

Avram Iancu Square, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 1930s

Corvin Castle, Romania

Henry Ford In His 1896 Quadricycle During A Visit To Detroit, July 30, 1942

King George V On Horseback At Buckingham Palace In 1914

Romanian Crime Thriller “With Clean Hands”

WW2 Flame Throwers Army War Show, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 27, 1942

Robert S. Mueller – 1stLt. U.S. Marine Corps, 1968

Brigadier General Charles Elwood Yeager

Cetatuia Neighbourhood, Iasi Romania, Early 20th Century

Cluj Train Station, Romania, 1930s

FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover

Man In Scottish Uniform O S C

Marlon Brando, 1955

Neil Armstrong, Nasa Research Test Pilot, With The Bell X-14 At Nasa Ames Research Center, February, 1964

Rubin Hurricane Carter

Senator And Presidential Candidate John F. Kennedy And His Campaign Manager, Robert Kennedy, In A Hotel Room During The DNC, Los Angeles, July 1960

Adolf Dassler, A Founder Of Adidas

Clive Staples Lewis

US Civil War – 13 Inch Mortars – Ca. May 1862, Yorktown, Virginia. Battery No. 4, 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery, South End

Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower, 1946

General Alexander Archer Vandegrift, General In The United States Marine Corps

Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

WW1, Somme, September, 1916 – A 6 Inch Howitzer Being Hauled By Manpower On Caterpillar Tracks Through The Mud Near Pozieres

Abandoned WW2 German Panzer Pzkpfw IV

WW2 Alignment Of De Havilland DH98 Mosquito Mk.IV Of 105 Sqn RAF RAF On The Ground Marhamn, 11 December 1942

WW2 Troops File Past The Burning Wreckage Of A German Dornier Bomber, Shot Down While Bombing A Belgian Town, 14 May 1940

Fred Waters

Hiram Bingham III, 1917, A Possible Inspiration For Indiana Jones

Richard Bong, Ace Of Aces, 1945

Sidney Block

Coltei Tower, Bucharest, Romania, 1867

U.S. Army Maj. Charles Kettles

Jane Maas

Robert B., 355th Fighter Squadron, 60’s

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