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CEWE has teamed up with renowned photo restoration artist James Paterson to restore old photos to their former glory for 5 lucky winners.
Our photos are so precious, but time and storage conditions can all take their toll on our most treasured photographic memories.
That’s why CEWE have teamed up with renowned photo restoration artist, James Paterson. Using James’ expertise, we want to help our lucky winning customers restore old photos to their former glory – helping to preserve and celebrate the most precious moments in your history.
Could you be one of our Life In Colour winners?
The Life In Colour competition is free to enter and open to anyone over 18, whether you’re submitting an old photo on behalf of a loved one, or you simply want one of your own photos restoring to its former glory, we want to hear from you.
To enter, simply post your old photo to Instagram using #ColourMyPhoto. Winners will be selected by James Paterson, along with the help of our favourite bloggers.
5 winners will be chosen in total, and each photo will feature across CEWE’s social media feeds, as well as being gifted to you in print.
Whether it’s an old wedding album that needs a little TLC, or a picture of your family in black and white that can be transformed into colour for the first time, James can take a neglected old photo and bring it to life with impressive detail and accuracy.
To showcase the amazing transformation an old photo can undertake, we’ve teamed up with five bloggers who are just as passionate about photography as we are. Here you’ll be able to see the amazing steps their photos have undertaken as they’ve been transformed by James.
In love with travel, photography, places and architecture, we’re teaming up with Deyena from I’m Moving to London to transform an old picture of her mother as a child with her grandmother. James is working to colour the image and bring a special family moment captured in time to life for Deyena.
To find out more about Deyena, visit her Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/immovingtolondon
As a lover of beautiful places and scenery, Victoria is an avid photo taker and has a real passion for photographs, as seen on her blog Victoria’s Stories. We’re working with her to restore and colourise an old image of her grandfather in his band. The image captures the fun time vibes of the era and we want to work with James to make this image sing as loud as the band once played.
To find out more about Victoria, visit her Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/victoriametaxas/
We’re working with The London Historian to recapture what London Bridge would have looked like when it was first constructed. The photograph was taken in 1892, and research has revealed that the bright blue colour we have come to associate so famously with the bridge, was once brown. Just another example of how photo restoration can bring history to life.
To find out more about London Historian, visit his Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/londonhistorian/
A blogger that enjoys capturing precious moments on camera, we’re working with Fiona at Dolly Dowsie to transform her photograph of her grandmother and her friends. Whilst the image is in good condition, it offers the perfect opportunity to colourise this moment captured and truly bring her Grandmother’s memory to life.
To find out more about Fiona, visit her Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/dollydowsie/
We’ve teamed up with London-based photographer, Chris Dalton, to restore an old black and white picture of his grandad (left). This photo was taken whilst his grandad was serving in the paratroopers when he was stationed in Egypt. He’s taking a minute out to chat with a fellow paratrooper in the classic Jeeps they used to get around in.
To find out more about Chris, visit his Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/chrisjdalton/
Enter our Life In Colour competition now – simply upload your photo on Instagram with the hashtag #ColourMyPhoto
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Use the hashtag #ColourMyPhoto
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