Some examples of the type of work undertaken

The images here are only examples of the types of work carried out, the colour and size of images is not fixed.

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Damage restoration

The original image.

The completed restoration

This image illustrates the restoration of a relatively badly damaged photograph. This picture is in fact of my Grandmother and was carried by my Grandfather thoughout the Second World War.

The restoration consisted of reconstruction the top of the photograph, removing the evidence of creasing, restructuring worn areas of the image and removing blemishes that were apparent in the original.

The original image was 78mm x (approx)130mm and was restored to it's original size after restoration.

The cost of this restoration was 25 (plus print cost).






The original image.

The completed restoration

This image illustrates the restoration of another badly damaged photograph. The original had been folded in such a way that the photograph was no longer flat and had caused shading.

The restoration required was to remove the effects of creasing which were extensive, covering most of the image, also the removal of staining. The image was also restored to a more balanced colour and tone. It was also sharpened slightly.

The original image was 54mm x (approx)80mm and was restored to it's original size after restoration. Additional prints were made and enlarged to a maximum of 110mm x 158 with no visible deterioration.

The cost of this restoration was 25 (plus print cost).






The original image.

The completed restoration

The people in this photo (which was taken in about 1955) never liked it because the lady appears to have grown antlers. Also there was an unecessary object hanging on the wall behind the gentleman.

As can be seen, the antlers and other objects have been removed and the overall feel of the image has been changed at the customers request.

Even the chair could have been removed from this picture though it was felt that this was an integral part of the image and was retained as it did not affect the eye when viewing the image in the way that the offending 'antlers' did.

The cost of this restoration was 15 (plus print cost).






The original image.

The completed restoration

This photograph, taken in about 1945, has, it seems, been used as a coaster. The owner was aware that it was the only image of this boy in existence and desperately wanted it restored.

Due to the flat colour of this image the restoration of mainly colour defects proved difficult and in addition there were numerous small cracks, scratches and ink marks in the image.

All defects were removed and the boys face moved to the centre of the image.

The cost of this restoration was 25 (plus print cost).

I also offered a number of alternative images as can be seen above.