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Paul Saunders

The Chestnut Tree at Burghley House. Near the shop.

Flower Display at Burghley House. near to the Orangery restaurant.

Paul’s work can be seen and purchased if desired on

Paul, a Peterborough-based photographer, produces traditional, art photography and photo restorations. His speciality is Art Photography and photo restoration. He has become known for his Edwardian actress restorations. A number of restorations for private clients have been commissioned and completed to their delight. The restoration process can be either a straightforward tidy-up of small marks or corrections. For instance, from, say sepia toning back to black and white or vice versa. A tidy up or tinting, removing backgrounds, and people, and adding new images of people or new backgrounds.

Art photography is his main interest at the moment. As he completes each image, his enthusiasm for probing further in this direction increases. Many people may think that photography is a poor relation to ‘proper’ art but Paul states, ‘many hours over several weeks can be spent setting up a photo, and there can be no certainty of a successful outcome, there are many failures, but Paul says there is a great feeling of satisfaction when an idea comes to fruition..

Paul says that working with glass is especially difficult. However much it is cleaned before the image is taken it seems to attract any passing dust. Working with glass and backgrounds with straight lines can also be a challenge. You will see the finished article in his exhibition but you won’t see the hours spent getting everything as perfect as possible. Paul’s restoration experience comes in very useful during the post-processing of the image.

A large, 20 x 16 inch photo before restoration. This image was in many pieces, dry and crumbling.

The restored image. This was an oval image, so the black edges were removed.



Paul will be happy to assess photographs for restoration, commissions accepted for photo restorations. Although he is not exhibiting this year photos can be sent by email for evaluation.


Paul also has work displayed on,

Paul Saunders – YouTube








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Contact name
Paul Saunders

Telephone 01733577702
Mobile 07459828280

Open days

Shop Email

Open other times by appointment

Demonstrations available

Tuition offered

Garden open for visitors

Refreshments served

Commissions accepted
Yes photo restorations.

I am a photographer based in Peterborough, specifically interested in capturing unusual and unique moments, shots which highlight unexpected phenomena, and more recently Art Photography.


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