He Told Me That I'd Done Alright

by Ryan Pinto February. 01, 2009 4043 views

so we all know times are rough across the board financially, so everyone has to do what they can to stay above water and try and save some money.

lately i've been doing custom restoration work on the side for a decent amount an hour and it's been helping me save up a little nest egg and pay off my credit card faster than my meager hourly wage alone.

so here we've got three photos showing the photo as scanned, in edit and at about 80% complete. i've still got to clean up some of the stains, and rebuild the more detailed parts that have been damaged and a final BW conversion and overall toning.

i like to save the hardest for last and build up to it.


the story here is that this gentleman came in and wanted to get this restored asap. this photo was taken in august of '45 right after World War II ended and was the end of his three year (!) tour of duty as a corpsman (medic) in the marines.

He enlisted. He survived almost the entire Pacific War. This is the only photo of him from that period of his life, and i've got to restore it.



by the way listen to Orfeu Negro on youtube, it's good.

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Casual 11 years, 6 months ago

man...I envy you

11 years, 6 months ago Edited
Julia Gotz 12 years, 1 month ago

that's an awesome picture to restore. I wonder why he had his shirt open like that - what he wanted to convey. so beautiful!

12 years, 1 month ago Edited
Makai Dunne 12 years, 2 months ago

What a weighty responsibility!

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
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