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Metro’s industry expertise sought for Doris Day restoration

28 December 2011
Metro was pleased to apply all its knowledge and expertise in the subtle and delicate art of image restoration to the 2012 Doris Day charity calendar.

Each image had been personally selected from original photographic prints, transparencies or negatives by Ms. Day before Metro began work on returning them to their former glory.

Steve Macleod from Metro explains the aim, “We wanted to retain all the subtle values of the vintage works and at the same time reinvigorate them back to their original condition. This is a delicate and subjective task – we did not want to make them appear too clinical or 'cleaned up'.”

The original images from the Doris Day archive were so well executed that Metro chose to use drum scanning to pick up all the relevant values. Drum scanning provides the best working platform for retouching and printing images like these.

Stephen from Discovering Doris (http://www.dorisdaytribute.com) praises the results, “We were lucky this year to have on board the talents of Metro Imaging, who did the most amazing job at scanning, restoring and re-touching some of the old movie transparencies and negatives - we were astonished at just how superior their scanning techniques and clean up work was compared to the companies we had used in previous years.”
Exemplary standards have established Metro as the company of choice when handling fragile material, bringing long standing relationships with numerous archives and institutes, as well as rare private estates.

Metro prides itself on the care and attention given to all work, whether vintage or contemporary. Steve Macleod emphasises, “We work with many of the most prestigious individuals and galleries on a global scale –but more 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.”

At 87 Doris Day recently made chart history by being the oldest singer to chart an album of new material into the UK Top 10 chart. Her hit UK album,entitled "My Heart", will this week finally be released in her home country of the USA. Ms. Day is supporting the project with various telephone interviews to the American Press and TV

Fans of this Hollywood icon can order the calendar now from Amazon, or directly from the Discovering Doris website.

Proceeds go to the Doris Day Animal Foundation.

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