Friend and keen photographer Greg Matthews brought in this gem of a photo for restoration. His grandfather John Matthews (1889-1974) was originally from Hay in western NSW and set up the first saddlery and leather business in Leeton not long before World War 1. When he sold the saddlery to join the
The arrival of a new person is not always greeted with unfettered joy ! Sometimes we get photos to fix that have the story already written ...... survival of the fittest starts early.
The file holding this portrait of the great Australian artist Sir William Dobell, taken by Monte Luke Photography Studio on October 28 1957, is simply marked 'Bill Dobell'. By the time this photograph was taken, Dobell had won the Archibald Prize, Australia's leading portraiture award,
Keith Friendship Celebrates! I recently crossed the quarter century threshold as Owner and Principal Photographer of Monte Luke Studio. As I reflect on the highs and occasional lows, the trepidation felt before my first celebrity, parliamentary and society wedding shoots and the joy when I got
Renowned Sydney photographer and 20th century identity Monte Luke established his central Sydney photography studio in 1920. Always part of the Sydney social scene - whether as a guest, the photographer or both - Monte was also quite the host. Even his staff parties were a gala occasion. I recently
As politicians debate climate change, fire fighters take a desperately needed moment to regroup and those who lost their homes and other property face the daunting and heart wrenching task of starting again, these disturbingly beautiful images show the rolling clouds of smoke from the fires on 17
Photo Restoration Services We were recently asked to restore a severely damaged photograph of a Hungarian soldier from WWII in full uniform and medals. As you can see, apart from the extensive damage to the image as a whole, two of the three medals and the uniform epaulette button (which turned
Winning Appliances - Danks Street - Photography Shoot A recent corporate photography commission saw me heading to Danks Street in Redfern for a day's camera shoot at the about to be opened Winning Appliances Flagship Redfern Showroom. This state of the art store uses the latest architectural,