Isa stopped by to talk about restoration, saving digital photographs, and the ravages of time. Time that slips past us as we let life run over us in the day to day rush. Time that we want to freeze with images as we watch life grow. Here is a moment of frozen time with Isa as she grows into this new decade of living. I am loving this soft focus lens and asking my subject to move into focus as they move through their life. There is something about the softness with this image that gives me a sense of motion and truly freezing vibrating life.
This old photograph was printed in 1941 and was unfortunately stored in a tube. Storing the image this way made it quite brittle over time and as the emulsion dried out, the photograph cracked and ripped with each unrolling of the image. Careful attention to all the little details is given to restore these type of photographs. It was also important to preserve the signatures on the back of the photograph in someway, so I made special care to test both the photograph and the inks before soaking the silver gelatin print.
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