The dawn of every new technological era is usually followed by the twilight of professions made possible by the eclipsed technology. In the days of black-and-white photography, one could earn a living hand-painting color back into still photo prints.

With the advent and widespread adoption of color film, professional hand colorists were relegated to history.

In this short documentary, directors Greg Wood and Peter Alsop profile Grace Rawson, a colorist for Whites Aviation in the 1950’s, who turned the firm’s sweeping black-and-white landscapes into colorful images. If it sounds tedious, Rawson’s fond reminiscence will you have appreciating the lost artistry.

Via: Digital Rev