Mario Unger is an Austrian photographer, digital artist, and musician who has a fascination with bringing old and damaged photos back to life by colorizing them. He takes a monochrome image and turns it into a beautiful face, fascinating eyes, and colorful fabrics.
According to Mario, his aim is to reduce the distance between the past and the modern era. He aspires to present history before us in a familiar and retrievable way through his admirable editing skills. Seeing his photos makes us feel more connected with history, even though most of the original photos are from over a hundred years ago. His photos bridge the apparent gap when we look at historical images compared to contemporary ones. The colorful renditions from the past show us how things were in the past.
Mario spent thousands of hours working to bring this concept to life, and his efforts are having a powerful impact on the people. One of his most influential pieces is that of a Texas couple, whose photos took him nearly 15 hours to rebuild.
#1 Unknown Woman, Ca 1880
#2 Texas Couple, Ca 1900
#3 Old Man, Photo By C.m.bell Ca 1890
#4 Not the Easiest Restoration
#5 Westover Landing, Virginia
#6 Mrs. Abraham Lincoln (Mary Todd), 1855
#7 Man 1890, Name K.c.holt, Photographer C.m.bell
#8 Young Girl’s Photo Restoration
#9 The Photographers Daughter, C.m.bell 1870
#10 Antietam, Md. President Lincoln And Gen. George B. Mcclellan In the General’s Tent 3. Okt. 1863
#11 Arthur Morgan Chase, Ca 1916
#12 Joseph Dore, Ca 1862
#13 Vintage Photo Restoration
#14 Heavily Damaged Photograph, Ca. 1960
#15 Vintage Photo Restoration
#16 Andrew Johnson (December 29, 1808 – July 31, 1875)