Gavin emailed over a couple of photos for some work. This first image is of his Grandfather in 1916. Lacking an original Gavin was forced to find out the best copy that he could. The repair initially looked quite simple, on closer inspection the creases were surrounded with smaller white marks. Once these had been removed and the creases repaired the image got treated to a light sharpening.
Tony is fairly local so I popped over to pick up his photograph that needed restoration. This was taken on his grandparents wedding day in Ilkley, Yorkshire in 1922. It’s amazing that it survived nearly 100 years in this condition
It was incredibly sharp in places, let down by some fairly intense silvering (which is a form of photo damage to silver-based emulsions caused by humidity and air pollution) and the standard fading. On closer inspection there were lots of marks that needed cleaning up. This took a while to complete but the difference is night and day.
There is a print on the way on 300gsm museum rough paper and I’m really looking forward to seeing the side by side comparison in print!
This is the second photo Paola sent to be scanned, restored enlarged and printed. The damage resembled most of the photos in my own family collection of photos. Following a high resolution scan the standard wear and tear needed attention. Once completed the proof was signed off and an enlargement ordered.
Thank you again for your custom Paola.
Paola made contact with a couple of images that needed some attention, this is the first. Cut to fit a heart shaped frame and then subjected to the perils of sunlight! With some cloning and reconstruction the image was built up to photo size again. Adjustment to levels and a small amount of hand colouring before sharpening finished this image.
The high resolution scan meant the image could be enlarged – we achieved a print 2.5 times the original size printed on 300gsm Museum Rough paper – a real quality look and feel!
If you have a treasured memory you would like restored then please don’t hesitate to get in touch…
This image is from Donna, even the before image looks better than the scan we had to deal with. It had seen water damage which warped and distorted the image. The photo itself had cracked and was beginning to flake off… I think this was a “just in time” restoration.
Once scanned in high resolution I had quite the task repairing all the cracks and other damage. Once complete it was sent for print and was a fantastic surprise for Donna’s partner. Thanks again for your custom Donna!
Thanks again for your custom Donna!