Hand colouring (or hand tinting) is the painstaking process of adding colour to black and white photographs with 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 practising 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 guarented a long lasting, unique piece of art.