A.B. Cannon

is creating Photo Restoration & Enhancement

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History Fan

$1
per month
A sincere thanks for your Patronage. Every single dollar helps.
  • You'll be the first to see each completed Tintype restoration. My patrons get to see the final product before I post them anywhere else across social media.
  • You'll be able download each photo to share anywhere (with attribution).
  • An even bigger picture: You're helping to preserve and bring people closer to history.
  • Patron-only community
  • Full-resolution Downloads (Please attribute)

History Supporter

$5
per month
A sincere thanks for your Patronage. Every single dollar helps.

In this tier:
  • You'll be the first to see each completed Tintype restoration. My patrons get to see the final product before I post them anywhere else across social media.
  • You'll be able download each photo to share anywhere (with attribution).
  • I'll update you occasionally on what I'm working on and what I'm considering working on. Feedback is greatly appreciated!
  • An even bigger picture: You're helping to preserve and bring people closer to history.
  • Patron-only community
  • Full-resolution Downloads (Please attribute)
  • Work-in-progress/Behind-the-scenes

History Lover

$10
per month
A sincere thanks for your Patronage. Every single dollar helps.

In this tier:
  • You'll be the first to see each completed Tintype restoration. My patrons get to see the final product before I post them anywhere else across social media.
  • You'll be able download each photo to share anywhere (with attribution).
  • I'll update you occasionally on what I'm working on and what I'm considering working on. Feedback is greatly appreciated!
  • I'll shout you out in all of my videos!
  • An even bigger picture: You're helping to preserve and bring people closer to history.
  • Patron-only community
  • Full-resolution Downloads (Please attribute)
  • Work-in-progress/Behind-the-scenes
  • Patron shout-out

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patrons

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About A.B. Cannon

About me
Hello!
My name is Adam "A.B." Cannon. I'm a photo restoration and colorization specialist from Illinois, USA. I've been performing photo revitalization work for nearly 10 years. I sincerely love being able to utilize my long developed techniques to renew lost moments in time.

I truly believe that colorization and restoration can help bring us closer to our past. Color can add a new dimension of clarity and appreciation to historical imagery. I always work with with the utmost compassion and empathy for each image that I touch. I feel that I owe it to the subjects to help modern viewers realize the reality of the lives lived by those in each restoration by creating a more relatable and familiar version of an image through digital enhancement.

My work:
To view my historical restoration and colorization portfolio, visit the following links:
YouTube
Portfolio Website
Instagram

Tintype Project
My overall goal with this project is to bring color, clarity, and other modern digital enhancements to these old tintype photos for the sake of historical preservation and awareness. However, my ultimate aim with this project is to evoke an increased measure of understanding, empathy, and appreciation towards those who endured one of the bloodiest and most tumultuous eras in American history. I hope that additional clarity and color can help viewers to experience a familiar, relatable immediacy and greater human connection to our ancestors who lived, worked, laughed, cried, and experienced the same type of human emotions we do.

For many, the only record of what these real people looked like is documented in these tintype photos. The entirety of their memory may be held in these images which are limited in quality, condition, and clarity because of the limitations of Tintype photography which was still in its infancy. I hope that my work helps us to recognize that these people in each photo faced the same reality we do, one that is in vivid detail and in color. 

More Information on this project: Tintypes are a type of a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of metal coated with a dark lacquer or enamel and used as the support for the photographic emulsion. This chemical reaction results in an image which has virtually infinite resolution. The ability to enlarge these images digitally is limited only to the resolution of the scanning device. Thus, I've found that I can enlarge and enhance these tintypes to look as if they were taken yesterday because of the immense quality and scalability due to the nature of the chemical process.

I need your help
To continue this most important work, I need your help. This project consumes a substantial amount of time. Each individual restoration + colorization takes 10-40 hours to complete from start to finish. I would love to dedicate all of my time to continue this effort to preserve and bring awareness to history. That is why I've come to Patreon to seek financial support for this project going forward. 

Every dollar helps. How? Primarily, your funding would enable me to dedicate all of my time to work on these enhanced images and to output them more frequently. I am just one person working on each meticulous step and detail, so this work takes time to get just right. Your funds would also help me to share and spread awareness for this project. More support = more restorations!

Technology upgrade: My current computer setup limits me in terms of quality at the moment. I will use a portion of Patronage to purchase new computer upgrades which would allow me to edit and create videos in 4K, and to output new images with more optimal color accuracy and quality. 

Moreover, your funds would be contributing to the mission I've shared in the aforementioned project description. Each dollar would help us all to experience a familiar, relatable immediacy and greater connection to our ancestors who lived, worked, laughed, cried, and experienced the same type of emotions we do--and to find a sense of humility and greater human connection because of it.

Thank you for your help, consideration, and support for my project!
Adam (A.B.)
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 2 exclusive posts
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