Over the last 10 years, I have seen all kinds of damaged images and performed some particularly tricky restorations. This post is a roundup of my favourite 10 Amazing Photo Restorations over the last 10 years. Some, with great back stories, some that just have interesting subject matter.
No. 10 Colour faded photos are numerous and this is an example of a shift in the frame, fading and shifting again. The concentric rings are difficult to tackle.
No. 9 Whilst in on the subject of colour, fogged films can produce some very strange effects. This one I was able to rescue with a creative workaround.
No. 8 Old photo colouring is not easy to get right or realistic. When it is done right they results are amazing!
No. 7 Daguerreotype photo restoration, nearly impossible to scan but worth the effort.
No. 6 Interesting Unicycle. This restore comes with an amazing back story too
No. 5 Major colour fading can be restored. In this case, it was possible to get some good results.
No. 4 This one was tricky due to the size the image and the size it was being displayed after restoration. More of a museum piece if you like.
No. 3 At 53 inches long this was one long photo. The detail in it is incredible! Worth visiting the blog post.
No. 2 What made this one so tricky was the lack of reference for the bike.
No. 1 This shredded photo was by far the most time consuming I have ever done! A story of accidental shredding.
Note: Just remember these restorations were achieved in cooperation with the clients. Any deviation from the original was discussed and the best options chosen by the client. Where possible I made their choices and options possible.