Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Adriana Eldred

Isn't this a cute picture.  So sad that, for whatever reason, it was damaged past the point of being able to be enjoyed.  These are the photographs that I really like to work on.  To be able to give someone back a priceless memory is very rewarding to me.

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Downs Kids

This photo is of Bessie (age 2), Reva (age 7) & Ray (age 5) Downs.  It was taken by Menlove Studios in Provo.  There isn't a date on the photo so I'll have to look up the kids birthdays to find when this photo was taken.  The original photo was a 3x5 & on first examination it seemed that the only damage was to the edges of the photo.  Once I looked closer, though, I noticed that the whole picture is severely scratched from years of movement against another object.  I also noticed that all 3 kids faces were damaged in the development process.

I'm happy to say that I was able to repair all the damage plus correct the damage that was done during development & that this picture is now "better" that the original.

Original Photo

(restored photo)

Bessie (original photo)

(restored photo)

Ray (original photo)

(restored photo)

Reva (Original Photo)

(restored photo)

Monday, February 28, 2011

Who knew a wet glass could be so damaging?

All this damage was caused by a cold glass, covered in condensation, being sat on the photograph.  This photograph was also a reproduction, which made the quality tougher to work with.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sincerely, Eliza Hopkins

A New View

I found a second photo of the same little girl from the previous post.  It's a different pose but from the same photo shoot.  What I realized is that the "mold" on the curtain in the 1st photo is actually a flower print.  I've looked over & over at the 1st photo & I still can't tell it's flowers, but it's definitely flowers in the 2nd photo.  This is why I always save a copy of the original photo whenever I do a restoration.  That way, I can go back to the original photo, someday, if I want it to look different or if technology changes.