A student from Rhode Island has painstakingly transformed iconic black and white photographs from the 20th century into modern day works of art.
Jared Enos is an 18-year-old artist who, from the comfort of his bedroom, breathes new life into snapshots from our recent past.
In his bio, he says, “My goal is to create a more tangible connection with the past through the colorization of historical photos,” and one can’t help but look at his portraits and feel that very connection he speaks of.
From a young man drinking at a “colored” fountain in Oklahoma to U.S soldiers huddled by a tank during World War II, Enos has found a way to make what’s usually found in dusty history history books, visually compelling — and therefore more accessible to his generation.
This is no small feat, considering the teen didn’t have much of an interest in art prior to starting this project.