can we do this to all old photos?
I can’t get over how fantastic this image is. It was originally captured in 1927 at the fifth Solvay Conference, one of the most star-studded meetings of scientific minds in history. Notable attendees included Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Marie Curie, Erwin Schrödinger, Werner Heisenberg, Wolfgang Pauli, Paul Dirac and Louis de Broglie — to name a few.
Of the 29 scientists in attendance (the majority of whom contributed to the fields of physics and chemistry), over half of them were, or would would go to become, Nobel laureates. (It bears mentioning that Marie Curie, the only woman in attendance at the conference, remains the only scientist in history to be awarded Nobel Prizes in two different scientific fields.)
Whenever I see colorized photos, I want to ask the artist(s) how they made their color choices. Did they dither about whether the pattern on Einstein’s tie should actually be colored as gravy stains? Was there an argument about whether Heisenberg’s suit should be given any color at all, since attempting to discover what colors he was really wearing would invariably change the answer?