Re-capture from slides

Venetian Maps: Lubaina Himid. From transparency

Do you have photographic slides or transparencies with images of your artworks photographed in the years before digital cameras?

Many artists are in the same position and sadly, the artworks on those slides are often no longer available to photograph again. Often however, the original slides are dirty or not ideal in that the colours are wrong or that the lighting wasn’t quite right, too many shadows etc.

One solution many consider is to scan the slides but from experience, this usually does not provide the best results. The colour profiles offered by even high-end scanners often do not do the artwork justice, giving an artificial or false rendering of colours and can introduce other artefacts.

Denise has successfully digitised hundreds of slides for reproduction in printed books and catalogues, with techniques developed using high resolution photography. It is a longer process but the end results are mostly superior, providing opportunities to reprocess the image, adjust the colours and lighten any shadows. It is also possible to adjust perspective, straighten, correct any colour casts and clean dust spots or surface scratches.

If you have old slides of your artworks that need digitising, get in contact. You are welcome to send 2 or 3 for a test shoot before committing, to see if the results suit your needs.

I can’t believe the quality – these are exactly what I need for this book

Plan B: Lubaina Himid. From transparency

Beach House: Lubaina Himid. From transparency