In the late 1950's and early 1960's Kodacolor film and prints shot on early Kodak Instamatics brought colour photography to the masses. Unfortunately it also brought with it problems of chemistry and physics. Those early prints were not as light stable as black and white and the colour prints were plagued with problems of surface damage and deterioration.

The film format itself brought even more problems as the small negative size and poor quality lenses produced very unsharp images lacking in detail. Restoring some colour prints from this period can be almost impossible.

Take a look at this print from 1960 and the enlargment from one section. It has no detail, is covered in marks and there is nothing to restore.
 

Sometimes the only solution is to abandon colour and try and preserve the image in black and white. Even then if the quality has never been there it can never be brought back.

 

 

With prices from £25 inc. first print and postage and with no payment until the work is complete why not send me your photograph today for free assessment.

 
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