Metro’s skills have been called upon once again for restoration work on aged archive photos for use in the 2015 Doris Day Fan Calendar. Retaining all the subtle values of the vintage works the images have been revived to their original glory.
The calendar features thirteen iconic images of the Hollywood star including the cover sleeve which was chosen by Doris Day for the project which has been produced by the "Discovering Doris"
fan site who has produced the calendar every year since 2007. All proceeds from the sales are donated to the Doris Day Animal Foundation, a charity founded in 1978 with the simple aim to help animals and the people who love them.
Transparencies or negatives are initially scanned
in order to achieve the finest results. Drum scanning
provides the best working platform for the retouching
and printing of images such as these before a gentle and skilled retouch hand helps bring the colour and detail in the images back to life.
Metro has great experience and a sound reputation for restoration work
, understanding the requirement of the client and recognising particularly that this type of work should not look too ‘cleaned up’ or clinical. It is a delicate and subjective task with the main aim to refresh the original condition whilst retaining the subtle values of the image
At Metro we pride ourselves on the care and attention given to all work, whether vintage or contemporary. Steve Macleod, Metro’s Creative Director emphasises, “We work with many of the most prestigious individuals and galleries on a global scale – but importantly it doesn't matter who we deal with or at what level they are working, whether Royal patronage or mentoring students, we treat everyone with care, attention and respect.”