Back in August, I told you how I was beginning to restore an old, faded and water-stained photo from the 1960s. My good friend had found it amongst her father’s belongings after his death and asked me what I could do with it. I replied, “Anything is possible when it comes to retouching!” and gladly took on the project. More than one month later, I finally accepted that I had done all I could do and presented her with a gleaming 5×7.
Here is the before:
And the after:
I really love how this photo looks. I had to darken her hair quite a bit, to compensate for all of the work that had to be done to it! The glass was sealed to the photo from water damage and years of neglect, so I had to retouch all of the cracks in the glass, which was a huge feat. She has darker hair in the photo than she had in real life, but besides that, I think it looks pretty dead-on!
Restoring old photos is something I love to do when I get the chance. It is bringing memories back to life! Seeing old photos anew brings my clients so much joy – how could I not love it?