Marie-Lou Chatel

INVITED PHOTOGRAPHER
Featured | Interview | Magazine #1 Winter 2015

Colorist of historical photographs

Living in Belgium.

I’ve always been fascinated with the work of the great photographers of the 20th century. When I look at their photos, I wonder what they saw in color while taking the photograph.

One day, I discovered the only American archive FSA where it was possible to use copyright-free high-resolution images. A series of photos of Dorothea Lange was included, and this is how it began. My goal is to find the colors as close as possible to reality. I work with a repository of shades of gray at the base, but I mainly rely on my instincts and my imagination, all the sensations which I put in my work.

Website
www.marielouchatel.com
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