Category Archives: Photo Restoration

Photo restoration – women of the early 20th century.

Here are three different photos, cropped in to show some of the detail of photo restoration work we do here. These were taken in various professional portrait studios in and around Melbourne using backdrops and props, usually to mimic the outdoors but with the benefits of controlled lighting. Although different in decades, the toning added to the photographs, the lighting and backgrounds all have similar characteristics.

Damage caused by general wear and tear, scratches and abrasions and insect damage can be repaired. It is not uncommon to enhance the photographs but in these cases where the overall tonality of the photograph is intact, all that is needed is an authentic reproduction on fine art paper to mimic the paper of the era.


Australian Photo restoration early 20th century

Australian restored photograph woman in 1930s


Medal framing

Here are some of the military service frames that were completed recently just prior to Anzac Day. The first is a contemporary take on a traditional design with white box frame and borders while the second combines warmer tones with a sepia photograph and an aged original telegram that has been encapsulated in Mylar. None of the items, including the pocket watch, were stuck on with adhesive, making everything in the frame reversible. Both frames feature UV blocking glass. Images were restored and printed on fine art paper. Have a look at conservation framing and military framing for more details on techniques, materials and design.

War Medals, Military Framing Melbourne, Australian Service MedalsWar Medal, War Telegram


Exhibition of Balwyn in the 60s

Fine art print photographs of Balwyn Melbourne in frames

Photographs of vintage Balwyn from the 1960s featured for the first time in Melbourne at Visual Heritage

Welcome to our new blog! We are thrilled to bring you updates on what’s going on here at Visual Heritage and fill the pages with photographs that will hopefully inspire you.

First up is a very exciting exhibition featuring our local suburb, Balwyn with photographs taken by Clive Enticott. These scanned and restored photographs from the 1960s are printed on fine art paper and show a very different street scene to what we have today. Featured in them are milk bars, shops, trams, cars and other local landmarks which have either changed hands or been knocked down for new developments, except a coffee shop, still open today.

Exhibition will be on until late April.