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Dan Kehlenbach Hand-colored Photographs

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Author: Kehlenbach, Dan, 1973-
Issued Date: 2020
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10288/25714
Citation: Documenting Life During COVID-19, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, William & Mary.
Description: Four hand-colored photographs submitted by Dan Kehlenbach, Williamsburg, Virginia community member. Kehlenbach included the following description with the submission: "I read in W-Y Daily that the library is soliciting for art projects during the coronavirus and would like to submit some of the project I have been working on. I submitted to their website and Ms. Charlotte Burcher suggested I submit it here as well. In high school photography class I experimented with hand-coloring black and white images and I thought this would be the perfect time to get back into this. In the late 1800s and early 1900s before the advent of stable color films, artists would manually add color to black and white photographs to enhance its realism or to express a specific creative vision. For this project, I have been printing my images in warm-toned black and white and use pastels and pastel pencils to give the image some color to produce a vintage effect. Attached are four images - the first two are of Magnolia Gardens outside of Charleston, SC, the third image is of Spring Point Lighthouse in Portland, ME, and the fourth image I did as a gift to a friend. This is an image of her house that she grew up in (Barga, Italy). Thanks for the opportunity to submit this, and getting back into hand-coloring my photographs, I feel a connection to the history of photography and find joy in creating unique images to share. Art has always had a special place in my heart and soul, and these challenging times has made the pursuit of artwork and creative expression much more valuable. With much gratitude, Dan Kehlenbach Williamsburg, VA."
License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Magnolia Gardens, Charleston, SC 1.jpg 1.291Mb JPEG image Thumbnail Photograph
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Spring Point Lighthouse, Portland, ME.jpg 2.282Mb JPEG image Thumbnail Photograph
Barga, Italy.jpg 1.100Mb JPEG image Thumbnail Photograph

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