Hand colouring (or hand tinting) is process of adding colour to black and white photographs often using specialist dyes. 

 

The first hand coloured images, using daguerreotypes, are attributed to Swiss painter and printmaker Johann Baptist Isenring, who is said to have pioneered the technique somewhere around 1840, but currently there are very few photographers practicing this artform.

 

One of the things I love the most about my hand coloured pieces, is that each print is one of a kind as it is impossible to create the same hand coloured original print twice. Prints can be made, but there will only ever be a single, individual hand coloured fine art print of each image. Even using the same colours on a second print will create subtle but noticable differences, so when you buy one of my fine art, hand colured prints, you are guaranteed a long lasting, unique piece of art.