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Historic Black and White Pictures Restored in Color 

The history of photography is only about two hundred years old and the period when it was possible to take coloured pictures is a lot shorter than that. However, colour makes us perceive the image we view as more realistic. Fortunately, there are communities of colourizing black and white photography enthusiasts, such as  r/ColorizedHistory , that bring us emotionally closer to our roots with their work.

1..2 .Marilyn Monroe, 1957.  Original photo by Richard Avedon
                                                          Colourized by Zuzzah

3.4. Louis Armstrong practicing in his dressing room, ca 1946.                                             Original photo by William Gottlieb
                                                       Colourized by DanaKeller

5.6. Theoretical physicist Albert Einstein,1921. 
                                            Original photo by Ferdinand Schmutzer
                                                                      Colourized by Klassixx

7.8. Helen Keller meeting Charlie Chaplin in 1919.
       Original photo by Roy Export Company / Cineteca diBologna
                                                           Colourized photoby 

9.10. Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge ca 1935.
                                                        Original photo source unknown
                                                                Colourized by Dana Keller

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Amazingly Delicate Paper Art Hand-Cut by Akira Nagaya

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Japanese artist Akira Nagaya creates insanely intricate paper cuttings called kirie that look like delicate pencil drawings or wire sculptures.

Nagaya discovered his talent in his early 20s when he was learning sasabaran – a technique for cutting food decorations from bamboo leaves at sushi shops. When he practiced on his own using paper and a utility knife, he realized that he was good at it and that he enjoyed it. Only later in his life, though, did he start to look at his paper cuttings as art and display them to the public.

Help a lost kat.

Help me please, I am beginning to loose my ways in this altered state of mind. Ripping myself from the very flesh-like walls of my mind, and tearing down all hope to resurrect the once thought feelings of anguish and despair. I bleakly look at my hands and realize that I am nothing, I don’t mean anything to anyone. I could disappear without anyone noticing, and without anyone making a fuss. My tired body prepares itself for the arduous battle I am about to embark on. I realize that I am catastrophically outnumbered, by my very worst enemy. Myself.

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