Hand Coloured New Zealand - The Photographs of Whites Aviation
Some of New Zealand’s best hand tinted photos were produced by Whites Aviation from 1945. For over 40 years, the glorious scenic vistas were a sensation, adorning offices and lounges across Aotearoa.
Now, despite massive changes in society and photography, the stunning scenes and subtle tones still enchant, as coveted collectibles and as respected pieces of photographic art.
Until now, the inspirational story has not been told; nor have the full stories of Leo White (company founder); Clyde Stewart (chief photographer and head of colouring); and the mission-critical ‘colouring girls’.
Hand-Coloured New Zealand also presents New Zealand’s first published collection of hand-coloured photography, and the most extensive published collection of such photography in the world.
- Every single photo was coloured by hand using cotton wool.