Military project work

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The children of the Blitz

My mother lived in London as a young child during the war. Inspired by her stories, I created a number of images using selective colouring techniques on iconic black and white images of children from the time. 

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The Battle of the Arnhem

When I started my first job in an artwork studio, I worked with an older man who was nearing retirement. He was an old-school photographic retoucher, paint, inks and an airbrush. One day, out of the blue, he told me he had been in the Battle of Arnhem during the war. During the four years we worked together, he taught me a great deal about retouching and the strength of the human spirit in adversity. Last year, with him in mind, I decided to start a personal project colourising a number of photographs of the men, on both sides, who took part in that ill-fated battle.

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Men of the 1st Battalion Parachute Regim
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Airborne evacuees Colour 96dpi STAMP.jpg
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Airborne prisoners 3 colour 96dpi STAMP.
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Young german officer 96 STAMP.jpg
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Airborne prisoners 4 colour WM 96dpi.jpg
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