Since I decided to share a bit of my experience of fighting depression and anxiety, I got to receive dozens of messages from people who identified with what I said and found comfort in the fact that not even a successful, well-known person is immune to mental health issues.
That’s why I believe it's important to use the voice we have to show that status, fame or money does not make someone better or happier. deep down, we are all equally fragile.
And that’s okay.
I still fight every day against my insecurity. I deleted photos that were ready after days of work because I felt they were not good enough. this helps me to improve as an artist, but it also drives me crazy sometimes.
The signing of #Armistice100 - General Weygand, Admiral Wemyss and Marshall Foch after signing the armistice with Germany to mark the end of World War One. The ceremony was carried out in a railway car.
Photograph taken at 7.30am, 11 November 1918.
Also known as the Armistice of Compiègne from the place where it was signed, it came into force at 11 a.m. Paris time ("the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month") and marked a victory for the Allies and a complete defeat for Germany.
I truly believe that as an artist and as someone working in a history-related field, it is not my job (nor goal or desire) to defend any political views, no matter what they are.
Historical personalities are historical personalities. They are not my idols or heroes. I will colorize those who were not the best people in the world too because they also helped shape the world we live in today.
The world is a depressing place now and my Twitter will not be an extension of it. It is, I hope, a place to learn, have fun, enjoy different types of art and meet amazing and interesting people.
On the night of November 9, 1938, the Nazis destroyed synagogues and the shop windows of Jewish-owned stores throughout Germany and Austria - an event now known as the Kristallnacht pogrom or Night of Broken Glass.
The German authorities looked on without intervening. The windows of Jewish-owned stores, buildings, and synagogues were smashed.
Estimates of the number of fatalities caused by the pogrom have varied. Early reports estimated that 91 Jews were murdered during the attacks.
This photo was colorized by me and is part of The Colour of Time.
Wounded British soldier showing shrapnel damage to his steel helmet caused near Hamel on the Somme Front in December 1916.
The British Army during World War I fought the largest and most costly war in its long history. Unlike the French and German Armies, the British Army was made up exclusively of volunteers—as opposed to conscripts—at the beginning of the conflict.
On this day in 1923, Adolf Hitler attempts a coup in Munich, the "Beer Hall Putsch,". #history
Approximately two thousand Nazis were marching to the Feldherrnhalle, in the city center, when they were confronted by a police cordon, which resulted in the death of 16 Nazis and four police officers.
Hitler, who was wounded during the clash, escaped immediate arrest and was spirited off to safety in the countryside. After two days, he was arrested and charged with treason.
The best part of all this for me is to see The Colour of Time being perceived and received as the serious HISTORY book that it is. Seeing a massive illustrated book achieving so many incredible things is remarkable and makes me very proud. This book is like a treasure to me.
We spent two years perfecting the tiniest details to ensure that the book would have the standard of quality that it has; also thanks to the incredible job done by the @HoZ_Books team.
According to the current state of knowledge, at least 77 prisoners of Auschwitz were persecuted for their homosexuality, of which at least 43 died. Homosexuals were among the most abused groups in the camps.
After fierce fighting in late 1914 and early 1915, Ploegsteert Wood became a quiet sector where no major action took place. Units were sent here to recuperate and retrain after tougher fighting elsewhere and before returning to take part in more active operations.
British Tommies referred to Ploegsteert Wood as "Plugstreet Wood". From January to May 1916, Winston Churchill served in the area as Commanding Officer (Lieutenant-Colonel) of the 6th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers.
Dead German soldiers in a captured German trench. Near Ginchy. August 1916. #WorldWarI
The total number of military and civilian casualties in World War I was about 40 million: estimates range from 15 to 19 million deaths and about 23 million wounded military personnel, ranking it among the deadliest conflicts in human history.
The total number of deaths includes from 9 to 11 million military personnel. The civilian death toll was about 8 million, including about 6 million due to war-related famine and disease.
Starting tomorrow, for a week, I'm going to post some photos WWI pics that I colorized. At least one of them (probably the first of the series) is really gruesome because I find it important to show the ugliest side of the war as well.
It won't be a glamorous and beautiful series. But it will be an important one.
It was REALLY hard for me to colorize this image, but I think it was the right thing to do.
The Old Slip piers along the East River, just below the end of Wall Street, used to be known as the Banana Docks for its frequent fruit shipments from around the world, including ships containing hundreds of bushels of bananas.
Alfonso XIII, King of Spain from 1886 until the proclamation of the Second Republic in 1931.
Alfonso was monarch from birth as his father, Alfonso XII, had died the previous year. His mother served as regent until he assumed full powers on his sixteenth birthday in 1902.
During Alfonso's reign Spain experienced four major problems that contributed to the end of the liberal monarchy: the lack of real political representation of broad social groups; the poor situation of the popular classes, problems arising from the Rif War; Catalan nationalism.
Alfonso was born in Madrid on 17 May 1886. He was the posthumous son of Alfonso XII of Spain, who had died in November 1885, and became King of Spain upon his birth. Just after he was born, he was carried naked to the Spanish prime minister on a silver tray.
Tsar Nicholas II and King George V in German military uniforms, Berlin, 1913.
This picture was taken during the wedding of the Kaiser’s daughter Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia.
The wedding took place on 24 May 1913 in Berlin, and became the largest gathering of reigning monarchs in Germany since German unification in 1871, and one of the last great social events of European royalty before World War I began fourteen months later.
During this time, France was in a period of internal turmoil and had gone through many revolutions, such as those of July 1830 and the February 1848. A provisional government, called the Second Republic, was declared after the abdication of Louis Philippe in February.
This was a democratic republic and immediately democratic reforms were being enacted, including universal male suffrage. To combat unemployment, the National Workshops were created which provided jobs and wages.