A challenging photo restoration...


...was brought into my studio recently. Ann had recently lost her husband and had a treasured photograph of him as a small child - probably over 80 years old. The print was quite dirty and faded generally, but beneath that I could still see a beautiful hand coloured portrait of a fair haired little boy, in a pale blue shirt. Ann wondered if I could "clean" the original photograph....but I explained that although it was possible, it would be very expensive and risk damaging her precious original print. I could tell she was reluctant to let the small framed print out of her possession for too long, so I promised a quick turn around....

After scanning and digitising the print it took a few hours [...]

Interested in the history and landscape of Northamptonshire?

Published 04 Nov 2017 at 12:53 northamptonshirebooksauthorshistorybob caddick photographynene court

As well as being a portrait and family photographer I have written and photographed two books about the county for Halsgrove Ltd., a national publisher of high quality books on local interests and history. These books make great stocking fillers for Christmas as they contain a wealth of information and stunning photographs of our glorious county - The Rose of the Shires!

You will discover just where the Gunpowder Plot was planned and where the first Radar experiments took place, as well as where Mary,Queen of Scots was beheaded...and many more wonderful scenes ....all here in Northamptonshire!

I carry stock at the studio in Nene Court and am always delighted to provide signed and dedicated copies as gifts for family and friends. Many people buy [...]

Restored photographs....


...are wonderful time capsules, just ready to be opened and enjoyed all over again. When John brought an old Polaroid instant print in to me, it was obvious from the clothes which era it had been taken in! The guys were in flares with long hair and beards, while the girls were looking lovely in Biba style outfits...and to complete the look there was an old VW Beetle in shot! it could have been taken at Woodstock in 1969....

The print was in a pretty poor condition with a large crease across one face and much peeling and damage to the emulsion...and it was only about 3x2" in size. Major restoration work was needed and the power of digital technology makes it a lot simpler [...]

Jura...not only a very fine whisky...


...but a very handsome dog! I had the pleasure of photographing Jura and Lexi, two beautiful Labradors, in the studio recently and what a great photo shoot it was. Some dogs can feel a little "trapped" in a studio, so I also love taking canine photographs outdoors, but Jura and Lexi were stars, even though Lexi was a bit under the weather; they both behaved impeccably and their owner, Kay, clearly loves them to bits....just one mention of "Petit Filou" and she had their immediate unwavering attention!

Jura goes shooting regularly so I wanted to capture his look of intense concentration, as if waiting on a command, whilst Lexi was more laid back in her style....

Kay chose a stunning Dark Oak frame and double [...]

You've been framed...


..used to be a popular TV show some years ago, but it's very important to me as a photographer in Wellingborough! It means that I have finished the work for my customers and they can take their beautiful photographs home and ready to hang on their wall.

All artists believe that we we produce is wonderful (!), but a print or canvas alone is unfinished and lacks the finishing touches which will truly set it off in your home. Which is why I offer a bespoke framing service with all my photoshoots - I have literally hundreds of framing options from simple black or white through to ornate heavily gilded masterpiece style frames for those classic family photographs that I love making for my customers. [...]