OLD photos are self-destructing --and need photo restoration or repair--, and your current, best, history-making NEW photos are being lost in the pile of everyday snaps. Since the birth of social media and the cell-phone camera, photography has changed. Many of the gazillions of photos being taken daily are for self expression, documentation and short-lived sharing. (In many cases you really don't want to be remembered for that 'not-so-flattering' snap your friend quickly posted online).
In the 'old days' your best images (professional or personal) were printed (or painted) and put on the desk/ piano, on the wall or in the family album. Your limited amount of display space and the high cost of quality printing/ painting insured you were meticulous about narrowing down your displayed images to only the 'best-of-the-best'. The best family portraits were passed down for generations, your BEST history was being preserved.
Today's images are stored in the virtual world. Very few will make it into the real world.
Because of today's low cost and convenience of creating an image along with the seemingly 'unlimited' amount of storage space available, countless, worthless snaps reside alongside your precious few, history-making masterpieces. Who will recognize the difference? Computer’s crash, disks deteriorate and electronics fail, even 'the cloud' isn't foolproof. Digital files don't live by the light of day but are amassed in the ‘digital graveyard’ awaiting their final demise.
The sheer volume of images being taken today is creating an ever increasing and cumbersome pile of digital media. Eventually that 'pile of files' will self-implode and be lost, damaged or destroyed. Many of today's 'photographers' are only adding to the problem by snapping a bunch of photos and giving you a CD to add to the pile.
Even if the 'family historian' passes the 'pile of files' on to another family member, will they have the time to sift through them? Will the sheer volume eventually become so great that the task becomes physically impossible? --your most significant history will ultimately be lost unless you can get it out of the virtual world and permanently into the real world.
Even today, the best 'do-it-yourselfer' has a limited amount of resources to use for perfecting, preserving and restoring their best photos/ images/ memories. The majority of home and internet print options use inferior-quality materials (made in China) with minimal life expectancy. Low-cost, auto-corrected, mass-produced prints typically won't last a decade. This is where we can help, we have the experience, skill, expertise and equipment needed to get the job done right! --GUARANTEED!
Piles of files' may not be the best way to preserve your history.
Many of yesterday’s negatives have been lost, so today we are restoring images from the original deteriorating prints. History repeats itself.
Today’s digital negatives will also eventually be lost, damaged or destroyed but there may not be any 'originals' to restore from. Did your family album stop when you got a digital camera? Do you have thousands of images on your phone and computer and you don't know which ones are worth keeping and which ones should be deleted?
Do you have a CD/ DVD of your wedding-day files hidden somewhere in a drawer? Did you never get a wedding album that preserves your wedding day story? Did your photographer leave you with an unfinished 'do-it-yourself' project that still hasn't been done? OR did you get an album that has now been tattered and torn? Has your photos from the past faded, become dog-eared or damaged? Can you think of an image from the past that should be immortalized for future generations? Can you still find that image? Will your posterity be able to find it?
Let us rescue your most precious photos and bring them into the REAL world. We will enhance and repair them to be the BEST they can be by converting them into Heirloom PhotoArt ® where they can be enjoyed by 'the-light-of-day' and bring happiness for generations to come ...before they are lost forever.