This is the most difficult restoration of a photograph that I have ever undertaken. The photograph is of William the great grandfather of my friend Daniel who asked me to restore the photograph for him.
It was such a challenge because I had to reconstruct the parts of the photograph that were completely missing because of the cut and sellotape, match the different tonalities of the two halves and then also match the bicycle spokes across the gap (the two halves were misaligned meaning the spokes did not match up) … talk about a labour of love!
I hope it came out reasonably well as this image means a lot to Daniel, the only photograph he has of his great grandfather.
Please click on the photographs for a larger version of the image.
You can see the difficulty with restoring such a bad tear and sellotape – the left hand side was even worse!