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Photographs for Christmas

By |2023-10-25T18:34:02+01:00October 25th, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Christmas Photograph Gifts

Christmas is getting closer and if you’re thinking about getting a photograph copied, repaired or retouched to give to someone as a gift, then this is the perfect time to order.

Work, on all but the most complicated repair or retouching, takes just 7 days from the original being received to its return with copies via tracked postage. Orders can be delivered as late as the third week in December. After that, the delivery via post may be possible but cannot be guaranteed to arrive before the 25th.

Copy, repair and retouching

Details about the photograph coping service can be found at https://www.richardflintphoto.com/photography-services/photograph-copying/

Details about the photograph repair service can be found at https://www.richardflintphoto.com/photography-services/photograph-repair/

Details about the photograph retouching/alteration service can be found at https://www.richardflintphoto.com/photography-services/photograph-retouching/

Any Questions?

Questions about any of the services can be sent via email to [email protected]

Preserving the Past

By |2017-03-13T11:46:50+00:00October 25th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Often i handle work were the details of the photographer have been lost to time. I’ve always liked the idea that the photo repair and copying services I offer, help preserve at least some of the vintage photography and keep the photographer’s work alive. How much of it gets destroyed or lost each year is anyone’s guess but it is probably more than we’d like to see lost forever.

The above photo is a case in point. Back in August I was contacted by a vintage photography collector who had come across 120 fragile glass negatives that he believed document people who lived in my community back in the late Victorian and early Edwardian era. The images are of a very high quality and cover a good cross section of people. It is a valuable social record of a community or family during the late 19th and early 20th century. The only problem is that the photographer is unknown and the people in the portraits remain nameless. In fact the entire collection, apart from around eight street photographs that are easily identifiable, remains a mystery.

The images are being archived to Flickr and the community website that i designed and help run is attempting to find some answers by pooling the detective work. Someone out there knows who these people are. The locations are also a factor. If we can even identify the locations where some of these images were taken, it will help in the identification.  Hopefully some answers can be found to this photographic mystery.

The Delicate Image

By |2017-03-13T11:46:50+00:00August 17th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Family albums are remarkable documents that sadly seem to dying out due to the social networks. Why keep the images in a book where the rest of the family can’t see them, when you can upload them to Facebook?

Recently i was able to look through a beautifully ornate and fascinating family album, bought to me by a client who wanted to have a number of the images copied and repaired.

It was obvious that the album was old just from looking at it, but after a bit of research i realised that the images dated form well before the first world war. The fascinating detail of what i found out can be read here.

Photographs are very delicate documents. Water, smoke and especially strong light can cause an immense amount of damage to a photograph. Sometimes that damage can be fatal, although it can be surprising how much detail remains even in the most faded photograph.

The photo restoration service extends the lifespan of an original photograph. See the old original photo as being  like a negative. The original can be placed safely away, away from the elements that would harm it, and the new one displayed for all to see.

For a list of photograph restoration, copying and retouching  services currently available, check out the links on the services page.

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