GALLERY FOURTEEN: HISTORICAL HORSES

FACES FROM OUT OF THE MISTS OF THE PAST

The technique used to produce the "before" and "after" paintings featured in this gallery was invented by Dr. Deb Bennett, Ph.D. When Dr. Bennett wanted to present readers with clear images of famous ancestral sires for a series in EQUUS Magazine, she found that the poor quality of the original images made this impossible. So, using digital wizardry and her abilities as an illustrator, Dr. Deb "built" sparkling color portraits out of horrible old black-and-white prints.

The first two sets of images below are presented as "before" and "after" renditions. The others are all "after", though we assure you that the "befores" that these are based upon were also just awful. We present this gallery not only because we're proud of the results, but because it may have applicability to a project of your own. Genealogy hobbyists and family historians might, for example, want a color portrait of a 19th-century ancestor.

Such restorative portraiture also has forensic implications. A law firm or private investigator might want to bring a faded photograph of a cold-case victim to life in color. Juries appreciate the lively appearance, but also the fact that the color rendition is just as accurate as the original photo. Dr. Deb can also produce reconstructions of human faces directly from skeletal remains. Please feel free to contact us for a free consultation.

We are grateful for your interest in our work, but you will notice that all images are watermarked and we do appreciate your respect for copyright law. All images at this Website are copyright to Dr. Deb Bennett, Ph.D., and we ask that you not dub them out or attempt to reproduce them anywhere else. If you're that interested in our images, please contact us for a free telephone consultation! (209) 202-2380 or Email office@equinestudies.org. THANKS !