The World Might be Different, but Are We? ~ Amanda Ashley

Via Amanda Ashley
on Nov 22, 2013
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It’s easy to feel we’re different than the people of the past.

They all look so different—our thoughts can’t be the same. it’s a different world, isn’t it? Different issues, beliefs and world views.

I am my own person, with different needs and expressions.

Or I thought I was. Until now.

The new trend in realistically colorizing old photos is making connections to the past possible. All the faces and bodies look so approachable, so modern. With modern tastes the different clothes just make them look like hipsters, except Einstein with his high waisted shorts—he just looks like a fashionista.

Now it’s easier than ever for the past to reach out and touch you.

The world might be different, but are we?


Via Indulgd:

“A new artistic trend has broken out around the world which changes our perception of history dramatically. Colorizing historic photographs from the late 1800′s and early 1900′s changes their appearance from something historic and different, into a scene from today. The colorful image of Albert Einstein sitting beside the water gives us an entire new perspective on the genius. He goes from a brilliant historic relic, into a living brilliance of our era.”


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Editor: Cat Beekmans

{Photo credits: Paul Edwardsvaldigtmycketfarg}


About Amanda Ashley

Amanda Ashley is zen yogini and inspirational writer. When she is not thinking longingly about letters and words, she can be found raising her 2 beautiful boys and tending her playful cats. Always one to try new things she’s recently taken an interest in urban farming in a rural setting. Her home is in Southern WV amidst the wild beauty of the New River Gorge where the trails are steep and windy and adventure awaits around every dip and turn.


One Response to “The World Might be Different, but Are We? ~ Amanda Ashley”

  1. Ruth Mitchel says:

    I just love this article. It is so true. This new trend really does changes these imagines from a historic to a more modern and
    currently relevant presents.