Having a little think about the changing nature of aspects of photography and about what the term ‘handcolouring’ means these days….. I have previously always thought of the term ‘handcoloured’ as indicating the application of paint or pencils or toners or inks straight onto the surface of the photograph. The application by hand of paint or whatever gives the images treated that way a real depth and although fiddly and time consuming …. it’s a technique that rewards the artist with images that are somewhere between both crafts of painting and photography….. and become works of art in themselves.
Because some of these old fashioned skills take some time to master and can’t be applied with any known Adobe product it seems that they are destined for the museum. Or for use by actual artists …. not everybody is an artist provided they have the right software type artists but real driven passionate obssessed and skilled artists who have the training and the courage to try and tackle that old vison thing……….