Monday, August 17, 2009

Bellevue Baptist Church

For our Far Hills friends:
Some pictures from our church. And yes, that's me in the first one.

One way to show size and scale of landscape or architecture in your photographs is to include a familiar object in the shot. So here I am....and here's our church.....

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Just for Fun

Recently I was invited to be one of a group of photographers shooting at a community non-profit event. I asked these girls if they would allow me to take their picture. They asked if they could jump. Yes, and yes....

Monday, August 10, 2009

1942 Redo

This is one of the more challenging projects I've done. While there is always the temptation to make the "old" look "new again", I intentionally keep much of the original color and texture. I like the aged look - the patina that come with time. I'm having to learn to stop and declare it "good enough". The finished product is still "good enough" to make me smile. Must have done the same for my client. He ordered additional prints of all the photographs I restored for him.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Presentation Counts

For this client, I created a folder from watercolor paper, silk ribbon, and traditional photo corners. This gave him an acid-free, yet attractive means of presenting his restored photographs to his family. Thanks to Katy, my "Creative Bookbinding" instructor at the Memphis College of Art, who taught us to tear art papers to size. This creates a delightful, soft edge to a finished project.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Little Baby Boy

This was taken in 1938 - the baby is the gentleman who contracted with me to restore these photographs of his mother. I'm especially fond of this image. His mother's hair, the headband, the quiet expression on her face - together illustrate the wonder of holding your new baby boy.

1940's Restored

These pictures were taken in the early 1940's and as you can see, there has been extensive damage. This one was torn across the middle, the two halves taped together with clear tape - the end visible on the face of the photograph. In addition, the studio's colorization had, over time, bled and faded. An upcoming family reunion, along with just a little luck, led the owner of these photographs to me. It was a delight to restore this lovely lady....Edward, I hope you have a wonderful time at your reunion!