Description Digital restoration, pen & ink illustration, by little known artist, Reginald T. Sperry; scanned from the turn of the century book, 'The Complete Works of Shakespeare', full sized images. Restored Reproduction, Copyright 2009, Shortrunusa, LLC
Al Dawe, Central, NY Member Since April 2010 Artist Statement I'm a visual person, with a background in photography. For the last 20 years I've resided in rural upstate New York. A special passion is country auctions, I've been to hundreds, and my home is filled with all types of vintage artwork, including book illustrations. I started experimenting with repairing and restoring vintage, public domain, photos and illustrations with a scanner and PhotoShop over 7 years ago. I'm self-taught, but I've gotten very good at digital image restoration.
Two years ago I discovered the wonderful digital collections of the Library of Congress. Anyone can download images from the collection, but they were digitized AS-IS, and that's how you receive them. Rips, holes, tears, creases, folds, dust & dirt spots, discoloration and fading can be found on almost every downloaded image. But I've repaired and restored almost 200 images. From Currier & Ives engravings, to Wright Brothers & Edward Curtis photographs, and posters from WWI and the theater.
I also provide an unique service in the restoration of digital vintage images, either on a hourly basis or a flat rate fee. This is a small, one person company, I do all the restorations myself, I'm semi-retired; so I do have limits on the number of restoration projects I will accept.
You are welcome to contact me at email@example.com to discuss any digital restoration project you have in mind.