Framing Family Memories

My wife asked me to reframe a photo of her dad (who passed away when she was ten), which had been in a cheap frame and had been put directly against the glass for probably twenty years.

What should have been a quick job turned into a bigger challenge. Why? Well as the photo had been in direct contact with the glass it had become stuck to the glass. No amount of gentle care was going to get it removed, so a different approach was required.

 
 

The glass was cleaned on the outside and the picture scanned at high resolution into Photoshop, where I was then able to work some magic. Restoring the image as best I could by removing the marks and colouring from where it had become stuck to the glass, and tidying up marks gathered over the forty plus years since it was taken. The final result is shown below and with approval from my wife, I had it printed on fine art paper ready to be framed.

Photo after restoration in photoshop, including removing fading.

Photo after restoration in photoshop, including removing fading.

A new contemporary frame was selected and a double mount made to help add a bit more depth to the photo. I used UV glass to reduce fading in future years, meaning my wife now has a treasured photo of her dad which will be around for our Grandkids and maybe theirs to see in years to come. #framedbytc #memoriesthatlast #tellcapturecreate #picturesareforprinting

Original faded photo, stuck to glass.

Original faded photo, stuck to glass.

New frame, double mount and restored photo.

New frame, double mount and restored photo.