The first image you see, below, is the original image as it appeared when Carol received it for restoration.
Slide the arrow to the right to reveal the image after Carol's amazing restoration work.
A client brought Hawkins 2 cherished but very badly damaged, faded, cracked, and torn photos, both in numerous pieces. The photos had been found in a World War I steamer trunk handed down from a cherished great uncle who had, sadly, died in the war.
Major portions of each photo were missing and extensive work was required to piece the photos together. The resulting joints then needed extensive repairs. Some joints are still visible but fixing those would necessitated even more work. Carol filled in missing pieces by repainting areas, as time and budget would allow.
At high resolution she “painted in” and enhanced numerous “lost” areas, adjusting contrast, selectively darkening or lightening to give additional emphasis to facial features while preserving as much recognizability of each man as possible. Various faces had to reconstructed and redrawn where joints caused loss of details. The finished photo could still be improved a lot but the client was thrilled with the much-improved print.