This image looks like a black and white modern day photo with color splash effect. It’s a high resolution vintage photo taken by Stanley Kubrick in the 1940s in New York City. Although Stanley has a verity of photos to choose from, I find this photo very mysterious with a great sense of style and class to it.
My first approach was to paint the whole image, but after painting the woman I decided to keep it this way. Coloring the woman gave the photo a powerful contrast, vibrant color, and stunning detail.
Why did I paint this photo? Well, I was inspired by Jordan Lloyd and Mads Madsen, and hopefully I’ll be posting more colored photos and photo-shopped images of my work in the future. So, stay tuned!