Restoring Old Mining Photos

I recently completed a restoration project of negatives from a client's time in the late 1970s working in mineral mines in New Mexico. The negatives had their fair share of dust and scratches and needed some serious TLC but I'm happy to report that we were able to resurrect them. Here is my favorite from the series.  

Fun fact – the client was working on this mine near Gallup, New Mexico when Richard Avedon came to photograph for his American West project. He showed me the iconic image of his friend that made it to Avedon's final edit.