After finding a disintegrating paper bag full of hundreds of old photos in my parents’ basement, I felt inspired to try my hand at digital photo restoration. My grandfather had taken to creating photo albums by haphazardly stapling decades worth of photos into spiral notebooks. I resolved to undo some of the damage he had done. My original goal was to restore a photo of my grandmother as a teenager as a gift to my mother, but the process became addictive.
All photos were scanned and then edited in Photoshop. I was using my father’s scanner at the time, and it couldn’t handle higher resolutions, so I didn’t get the detail I would have liked. I would love to get a new scanner and try again.