Asian family photo restored & colourised.

Not in the best condition, this great Asian family photo sent into me for repair was pretty bad but I got there in the end. Such a difficult photo to restore with just about everything wrong with it that can go wrong. There was creases, pealing, light and dark emanations shouting out for help.
The original photo that you can see below was, as becoming the norm, almost reaching the point of no return. I guess in hot sticky with quickly and dramatic changes in weather you can expect this kind of decay so this could be one of the better preserved photos, who knows.
I quite often start by restoring the worst parts of an image then everything else is plain sailing after that. In this case though I couldn’t really see the picture changing into a great finish like the customer would expect. So I started with all the easy parts then working through to the real bad stuff. Not a great idea as you can encounter areas that simply don’t work out the way you expected and then you have to start over again. Bugger it, I decided the easy route first to encourage me and keep my enthusiasm, fortunately everything worked out ok.
Never having done an Asian family photo before I had reservations about colours working on top of a black and white old photograph. Panic set in but then I thought why should it be any different from others that I have successfully completed. Turned out it was absolutely no different except for the fact that colouring the skin tones was actually easier.
I like the result very much and look forward to doing other similar work. For a very low price of £15.00 my customer was extremely happy and as I always say, that makes me happy too.

Click on the photo to enlarge it and you should see most of the damage on this great 60 year old Asian family photo.
Just in case you can’t see everything I had to restore I have included a magnified portion of the picture depicting one of the young boys. This type of damage was all over most of the photo.

Restoration and Colourising completed.

Great finish and well worth the cost of getting back those memories before it’s too late.