Time can be a cruel companion!
As time passes it leaves it's mark on everything, from our once baby-fresh faces to the precious photograph of your Great Grandparents taken at the turn of the century. Photographic materials back then simply weren't built to last. Fading, tearing and scratching have left their mark on many beautiful old photos.
It used to be a very expensive and time consuming process to fix and repair such damage and the results were often less than perfect! Fortunately technology has advanced in recent years. Now, in the hands of a professional restorer, this modern technology can make old photos look like new for a much lower price. Also the finished product will last much longer than the original.
Digital image processing provides today's professional restorer with tools unavailable before. Instead of weeks of patient work modern restorations can now be done in hours. In the hands of an expert, it is truly amazing what can be done to a damaged or faded photograph or old work of art.
The process involves making a digital version of the original. Working with the latest software and hardware we can fix mold, water stains, rips, fading, silver fish holes, even missing pieces. Colors that have faded to the point of dullness can be refreshed and sharpened to their original brilliance.
The finished product is often as good as new. In some cases, such as color photos from the 70's and 80's, the new print may actually be better than the original. When the restoration work is completed, the image is re-printed onto the latest archival paper or canvas using archival-quality pigment inks. These modern material last much, much longer especially when protected by conservation glass.
If you have a favorite photo and would love to bring it back to it's former glory please call us or bring it in. We'll be glad to evaluate it for you and determine what can be done to bring your treasure back to life.
Art Expo in New York City was a wonderful experience. Held at the Jacob Javits Center, this year's show featured new and exciting art, and many beautiful pieces were acquired for the gallery. In addition, several new publisher relationships were established. And just so you know, yes...that is actress and artist Jane Seymour in that last photo.