I wanted to make the point on this, because people always ask me what my job really means.
Actually... it is very simple to misunderstand.
We live in a digital era and most of us doesn't think that it's not possible and maybe it's a nonsense to take care of photographs in this way, considering that you can do everything you want and wish with digital photo retouch programs.
But I decided to take the hard way and...it's awesome! I work on damaged photographs, trying to do my best to preserve and stabilize them form further deterioration, and sometimes restoring them.
Both preservation and conservation require an in-depth understanding of how photographs are made, and the causes and prevention of deterioration.
In my job I try to improve the visual appearance of a photograph as much as possible, adhering to professional ethical standards and ensuring its long-term survival .
I try to understand the physical object and its structure, making a technical examination of the photograph, which can reveal clues about how, when, and where it was made.