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Old 10-04-2005, 03:52 AM
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non-digital restoration

Can anyone recommend a non-digital print restoration artist in the Northwest? I'm can do a digital restoration, but am scared to mess with the original, which is what the client would ideally like.
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Old 10-04-2005, 01:46 PM
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Although I could do this I Still would not work on the original.
Years ago when I did everything in the darkroom I Always worked on a copy, Never on the original.

What is your client’s reason for this?

Maybe there is writing on the back he wishes to keep? This can still be done even with a digital copy.

These days a copy can be made better and cheaper digitally, And, if done well the customer would not see the difference.

Never Ever work on the Original. Even if you loose the business.


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Old 10-04-2005, 01:50 PM
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Hi O

I just read your question again.
Are you saying this is a print or a painting?

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Old 10-04-2005, 07:45 PM
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.....and if you are going to work on the original, make sure your client either (a) signs a waver acknowledging the danger of doing so and relieving you of all liability, or (b) make sure you have insurance to cover other people's property while in your possession.
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Old 10-10-2005, 02:27 AM
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Thank you! This is a print, so I do think I can make a reasonable copy and work digitally. When I told the client this, they asked about restoring the original also, and I offered to find out if anyone does that kind of work. I only know I won't do it.
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Old 10-10-2005, 10:12 AM
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i would hazard a guess that those who do do restorations without digital are making copy in a darkroom first and are working with that. trying to fix actual damage to an original picture could be very tricky and i would think, very expensive.

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Old 10-10-2005, 08:15 PM
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That would be correct. Back in the early 80's, I worked for a old time retoucher/restoration artist. She first had the original photographed in medium format. Next, she would retouch the negative and have prints made to size. She then would spot and finally airbrush the copy. I don't remenber if this was the final product or if it was photocopied again and a customer copy made or not.

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