Click the image to view the condition of the original photo. The lower left portion is almost completely torn off.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
History is such a treasure! Family history even more so. This is a photo of my grandfather and his first bike. The photo had really been through the ringer and was close to falling to pieces. As a personal project, I created a digital montage for his funeral, using this photo in a semi-restored state. The photo didn't need to look like it was shot yesterday. The texture and color of old photos has a certain romance about it that needed to stay, but there needed to be some major reconstructive surgery done. Here's how it went...