The Engagement 1929
Careful restoration combined with gentle emphasis to some edges helps to give the complete image more depth.
Some photographs have become so damaged over the years that restoration goes hand in hand with the preservation of an image. This wonderful picture is badly eroded, and what's remaining is held together with old sticky tape.
Rebuilding the image starts with the careful removal of every mark, scratch, tear and crease. Accentuating some areas, particularly around the edges helps to give more definition and added depth. The missing parts of the picture are recreated using the existing image as a guide, but with some alterations to aid the composition. The original photograph had the corners gently faded (a well used style of vignette from the time), this is finally added, and helps to focus attention on the happy couple.
Remembering the day in a Hampshire garden