Paula contacted me about the restoration of this photo. It suffered badly from fungal growth over the photo. Luckily the important portion – the dog’s face was largely intact. All the damage was removed, with a dark background used to hide most of the damage. Usually photos this bad are beyond help, but in this case Paula was very happy with the end result.
Jill required this photo to be fixed and have all the marks removed. It was a picture of her father taken back in the 50s. Luckily his facial features were fine but his suit and tie were the worse for wear. Instead of trying to spend a lot of time trying to repair the suit I looked thru my archives and found a very tidy suit and tie. It blended perfectly, the restored photo looking excellent. When Jill saw the photo and the changes I made she said that was the sort of suit and tie her father would definitely like to wear!
Dorothy called in to see me about having this old pioneer photo restored to its former glory. Taken in 1906 it celebrated 50 years of settlement in New Zealand. The title says “May Grace & Blessing Dear Crown this Day our Jubilee Year 1856 – 1906” It was a large 16 x 20 inch photo, which I reproduced and printed to that size as well as making small 8 x 10 prints.
It’s been a busy few weeks, with canvas and photo restoration orders coming in. Just finished, scanning 1100 negative images for a customer – a huge undertaking, but juggling with other work all finished in good order. Also some new gliclee art reproductions in the process of being prepared for a local artist I deal with – these will look fantastic when they’re finished. December will be a busy month!
Andrew called to see me about having a series of photos restored of his old time relatives from South Africa. This particular photo is of his grandfather’s rugby team taken in the early nineteen hundreds. The image was marked and scratched and looking worse for wear. After some extensive work the picture looked much better.
Annie came to see me about having over 70 photos of her distant and recent relatives scanned, enhanced and restored then copied onto DVD. Most of the images required an enhancement, a few full restoration. The images were scanned at a high resolution so Annie would be able to view all the details in the photos closeup. This was quite a long and big project. but the images came out looking great.
Jo Walker came to see me about having this 70s photo scanned, enhanced and then enlarged. Her mother, seen bottom left holding the boy, has fading eyesight, and Jo wanted to know if I was able to make it bigger. I said no problem, the original photo was clear enough to enlarge.
Jo provided me with a new picture frame, allowing me to enlarge the photo to the correct dimensions. The photo was scanned, marks and redeye removed, colours enhanceed then printed to a 16 x 22 inch size, with excellent clarity. When Jo saw the final print mounted she was overjoyed with what she sure. I was going to make her mother very happy!
The Leighs saw me about getting this photo repaired. It was a picture taken some thirty years ago of their daughter and her horse. Sadly, the horse had just been put down due to ailing health and being in its 30s. The daughter was very upset over this, so the Leighs thought that giving her this photo would be a great gift. But first all the marks had to be removed!
The photo was scanned in sections (being 12 x 18inch in size) joined together, then the marks systematically removed. The difficult portion was the facial area around the eye and cheek. The Leighs loved the photo and think their daughter will really appreciate it. Two prints the size of the original were made.
Innes contatced me about restoring this interesting photo. It was taken back in 1934 and shows a number of tents near the beaxch at Matapouri, Northland. It was a miners’ camp for the miners working in mines at Hikurangi – about 35 kms away. The photo was marked and faded. It was enhanced and bought back to life.
Fiona called in to see me about having about 20 photos restored and enhanced. They were photos of her family taken near the turn of the century. This particular photo had suffered from fading as well as damge from glue when someone attempted to tape the two torn pieces back together.
This required the photo being put back into proper alignment, then rebuilding the areas where the glue had destroyed the photo substrate. Bev was really impressed with this and the other photos fixed for her.