Recent work.

Let your family brag a bit. On screens. On T-shirts. On coffee mugs. On walls. In frames. However you like.

Examples of before/after restorations are below.

A little explanation

Old photos can have obvious scratches and marks but often the subtle bends and uneven surfaces cause bad tonal changes in the scanning process that are harder to restore than the big marks. For example, look at the ‘scratches’ across the man’s trousers. They are actually tonal changes created by bends in the flatness of the print and needed ‘hand’ retouching to repair. And that meant making them a little darker.

But that’s OK as the most important feature in this type of restoration is the people’s faces.

Mould and mildew as well as scratches

Many old photos that are stored incorrectly grow mould and mildew. This photo shows how we can clean-up those marks.

In this case we showed the restored image in greyscale as it was supposed to be.

Thumbnail restored

The before shows the original dull thumbnail. What it doesn’t show is that I scanned it at VERY high resolution before restoring it.

Then corrected and sharpened the image. And added duotone colour.

BEFORE AFTER

1940s Restore.

Old photo losing colour, detail and cracked.
Scanned at high resolution.
Digitally improved contrast.
Price $50 (one-off restoration)
BEFORE AFTER

1940s Restore.

Old small photo losing colour and cracked.
Scanned at high resolution.
Digitally improved contrast.
Price range $20–$30
BEFORE AFTER

1940s Restore.

Old small photo losing colour and cracked.
Scanned at high resolution.
Digitally improved contrast.
Price range $20
BEFORE AFTER

1950s Restore.

Old small faded photo damaged and cracked.
Scanned at high resolution.
Digitally improved and enlarged so that faces are clearer.
Price $50 (one-off restoration)
BEFORE AFTER

1950s Restore.

Old faded photo damaged and cracked.
Scanned at high resolution.
Digitally improved and changed background.
Price range $35–$55
BEFORE AFTER

1960s Restore.

Old small photo losing colour.
Scanned at high resolution.
Digitally improved colour.
Price range $20
BEFORE AFTER

1960s Restore.

Old small photo losing colour.
Scanned at high resolution.
Digitally improved colour.
Price $20 (bulk rate for 10 or more)
Price $50 (one-off restoration)
BEFORE AFTER

1960s Restore.

Old small photo losing colour and cracked.
Scanned at high resolution.
Digitally restored and repaired.
Price range $20–$35 (bulk rate for 10 or more)

Price $50 (one-off restoration)
1970s faded photo Colour brightly restored

1970s Restore.

Old small photo losing colour.
Scanned at high resolution.
Digitally improved colour.

Price $20 (bulk rate for 10 or more)

Price $50 (one-off restoration)
I have had the pleasure of working with Chris from mybigbrag on the Canberra World Peace bell website.
One great creative idea was his combining of the photo of Nara Park with an overlay of a ghostly “fan” design which was the inspiration for Lauren in the architectural design. He also shot our video on “green screen” and superimposed images of our designs behind the model of the proposed gazebo.
 
 
Fred Kasparek | Kasparek Architects

BE IN THE KNOW

Ask any question.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This