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We at Phix-Pix believe that as we go through life creating magical moments turning them into memories. The journey is often documented by photographs immortalising our youth, special occasions, relatives, pets all preserved in our treasured album.
But there is always that one photograph that stands out from the rest that has been loved so much it is now worn and torn and patched with sticky tape. These are the photographs that symbolises your loved one, and now its time to give that image a bit of care and restoration.
Introduction to making your memories a present
press play to see how restoration is possible
Here is a sped up presentation of photo image restoration taking parts of the image to repair other damaged parts. The are three sibling who have obliged by all having the same NOSE! so we take one and graph on to another.
On your left we have the original image of Billy Manning (owner of the Queens Hotel Southsea) and his wife at his wife pictured with Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee, KG, OM, CH, PC, FRS was a British statesman and Labour Party politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1945 to 1951. He was the Leader of the Labour Party from 1935 to 1955.
Apart from other major damage to the Picture and the attempted colouring in with a marker pen Clement as also lost his left ear in the damage. on the right I have restored the picture and fixed Clements ear taken from another picture of him. so his new ear is is own!. This transplant was not done on the NHS!
On your left we have Alan Lake an English actor, with his wife Diana Dors standing next to Billy Mannings wife.
(4 person is unknown possible celebrity if you know who she is please let us know).
The original picture has faded by exposure to direct sun light and has dried out so much that the image under the glass has flaked off heavily should the glass be removed the picture would disintegrate. So I scanned and photographed the image in the frame and re build the image in Photoshop.
On your left we have Legend Comedian and Magician Tommy Cooper and far right in the Picture is our host Billy Manning from the Queens Hotel. I once saw Tommy perform at the Kings Theatre (The Funniest thing I have ever seen) . Back inn the Day big names starring at the Kings would often stay at the Queens Hotel.
This Picture has been faded by direct sun light and has been brought to me for restoration Phix-Pix fixed it
"Just Like That!"
On your left we have Our host Billy Manning with a group of gentlemen having a welcome drink with Las Vagas showman
Liberace an American pianist, singer and actor. from the 1950s to the 1970s, Liberace was the highest-paid entertainer in the world, Liberace embraced a lifestyle of flamboyant excess both on and off stage, acquiring the nickname "Mr. Showmanship".
The picture has been damaged by sunlight and moisture. colouring in a has been attempted with marker pen. now restored by Phix-Pix.
Queens hotel restoration project
While browsing a Car boot sale I found a Wooden Box where in were 100 glass plate Negatives from the Edwardian era circa 1917. I bought them for just £10 not knowing what do do with them, I later created a modern technique to digitally convert them to positive digital images and one by one restored them all please see Gallery below.
Please see description video from Solent TV (Right).