John Ryan

Specialising in: Photo restoration, Repairing old & damaged photos, Recolouring photos, Retouching & enhancing photos, Photo editing, Scanning & copying photos, negatives & slides to digital.

Photo Restoration Auckland, NZ - Photo Revival - John Ryan

I have 25 years experience in photo retouching and restoration, from the "old school" air brushing to the modern digital techniques of today. I love the work. I'm fascinated with the history and feel very privileged to be able to bring new life to your photos. Every photo being treated with the respect that a treasured memory deserves. I believe I can work well with you to achieve the finished result you desire.

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John Ryan


John has restored a number of our old and damaged family photographs and I have always been hugely impressed by his skill at making them look like new again. His knowledge, his professionalism and helpfulness, along with his calm and friendly manner make him very easy to work with. I highly recommend his services to anyone considering having their photographs restored or altered.

Tina May

John Ryan of Photo Revival has scanned and seamlessly photo-shopped large original art work for me to a high standard for the printing of reproductions. John is very careful with my original artwork, is professional and a thoroughly lovely person to do business with. I strongly recommend John and Photo Revival.

Jo Simpson

My Mum was a third generation photographer and after passing on we inherited a large number of family photographs related to the period 1890 to1945. They were in various states of repair and included some paintings by family members. We approached John at Photo Revival who has had many years’ experience as a Graphic Designer and Photograph restorer. He took us through the process of how he would scan and then enhance and restore each photograph in detail and copy these onto memory sticks. John is a perfectionist and exceeded our expectations. He not only preserved our photos but they are now much improved on where we started. We have a large extended family and we have been able circulate around 100 memory sticks to family members and hopefully our family and coastal Taranaki local history will be preserved for many decades to come. Many a photo will be hung on family walls.
I would strongly recommend Photo Revival for its quality, service and friendliness.

Bernie Radford