Sebastian Wintermute always aims at providing his customers with personable service, expert knowledge, exceptional results, and on-time delivery. Here are a few of clients’ testimonials he received.

Restoration of old family portrait. New York photo restoration studio.Sebastian restored an old family portrait (1918) that had become faded and actually broken into pieces. This picture was in a fragile state and so I was concerned about turning it over to anyone. I was very impressed not only with Sebastian's artistic capabilities in performing a flawless restoration, but also with the care and concern he showed both about the photo itself as well as my satisfaction with the final result.

The picture came out perfect, better than I could have imagined; so much so that whenever someone in the family sees it they usually want a copy, and so I have been running back to Sebastian to have him frame additional copies for me. I highly recommend Sebastian and am thankful that I chose him for this project.


Digital archiving and restoration of a photograph of Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson.

Dear Sebastian,
It gives me a great pleasure to send you a copy of our new publication, Early Years. I'm sure that you will find it very edifying. Thank you for your great work and your professionalism.

Rabbi Y Friedman
Kehot Publication Society

Preservation and restoration of family photos and documents

Sebastian did an excellent job preserving and restoring my family photos and documents. He was meticulous, attentive, and most important, trustworthy -- after all, I left irreplaceable family items in his care and he treated them as his own. I strongly and without reservation recommend that you see Sebastian if you need preservation / restoration services; simply put, he's the best!


Restoration of an old photograph for Russian Woodpecker documentary film. Credits Sebastian Wintermute


Super fast, professional, and a joy to work with. Sebastian helped us with a key photo for our documentary. He worked during the holidays to meet our deadline, and he did an excellent job salvaging a damaged photo.

Chad Cracia
" The Russian Woodpecker"

Photo restoration service for Holocaust survivors and Combat veterans of WWII

What can I say? Sebastian is a miracle worker! His restoration of some very damaged photos, pre WWII, is nothing short of remarkable. His meticulous work has helped bring back to life my relatives who perished in the Holocaust. His work will be featured in the CD booklet for my humble project to remember my Uncle Norbert.

Roger Peltzman
" Mother’s Savior: A Revelation"

Restoration of old photographs for documentary film The Lavender Scare production. Credits Sebastian WintermuteDear Mr. Wintermute,
The photographs are beautiful! You have done an amazing job. You have managed to bring out the best in them - giving them a consistent look, in terms of brightness and contrast, while at the same time maintaining the individuality and unique nature of each one. Perfect!

Josh Howard
Producer, Director
" The Lavender Scare"

Restoration of photographs for Natalie Merchant's Leave Your Sleep album. Credit Sebastian Wintermute.


Sebastian is a wizard.
He can turn back the hands of time when he restores photographs.

Natalie Merchant
" Leave Your Sleep"


Sebastian Wintermute works modern tech-magic on vintage documents and photographs.

Thom Filicia
" American Beauty: Renovating and Decorating a Beloved Retreat"

Restoration of a faded color photograph. New York photo restoration service.So impressed by Sebastian's work - truly an artist at what he does.
I found him on Yelp and gave him a very old Polaroid that was peeling and colors were faded, needless to say it required a lot a restoration. Sebastian was extremely helpful and friendly.
Finished the job quick and sent me updates of the progression of his work which was amazing!
It was very clear he put a lot of time and effort into this project, and it showed.
I'm very happy with his work and would definitely recommend him!


Converting photographs from old family album to digital slideshow. New York expert photo restoration service. 

Went to Sebastian to restore old photos, and to digitize childhood photos to use for a slide show and to display for my upcoming wedding. Wasn't sure what to expect, but his pricing was fair, and I received everything on time, exactly when promised. Most importantly, everything turned out perfect! Sebastian is definitely talented, and does a great and professional job. Highly recommended!!



Restoration of an old Newspaper. New York 1778 Royal Gazette 

Loved the work that Sebastian did on a 1778 newspaper I had. Great restoration and great scans; I recommend him highly!


Restoration of US Civill War documents. Union soldier discharge papers listing the engagement.I would just like to let you know how truly impressed I am with the outcome of the restoration services you provided. When I submitted my Civil War Discharge document I was nervous as this is a family treasure, thus very important to my family. Not only is the original restored and preserved magnificently, but the replication of this document is truly amazing. It mirrors and captures the look and feel of the original work. Without fail, it exceeded my expectations. Furthermore, you frequent updates and research of this document during the period you preformed the restoration process was far more than outstanding. It allowed me to relax while my family relic was in your trust and care.

The work is simply beautiful and I know that it will be admired by friends and family for years to come. You have a customer for life!


Digital archiving and scanning old family photo and wedding albums. New York photo restoration service.I wanted to restore old, damaged, but precious photos with great sentimental value.
I went to Sebastian, told him what I wanted -- he did exactly what I wanted & more.
Many of the photos were small, so he was able to enlarge & really pay attention to every detail, is also very gentle, mindful of fragile original photos.

Sebastian is very easy to work with, flexible & kind. His quality of work in restoration is: impeccable, faultless, more than amazing -- flawless.


Photo research, negative scanning, and visual image preproduction for documentary filmDuring the production of our latest documentary we came across a cache of old negatives that were integral to our film. Some of the negs were 35mm, others were antique glass plate originals; some were black and white, some were color... unfortunately all were heavily scratched and in sorry shape after years of ill care.

Thankfully, Mr. Wintermute beautifully restored these priceless images to broadcast-quality and infinitely enriched our final piece.

Jesse Landberg
" Homespun Films "

Unrollin, flattening, and restoration of an old poster. New York restoration service.Hi Sebastian,
I am the recipient of one of your works of art. For Christmas, my fiancée gave me a restored poster of my Dad, the poster was probably 40 years old. It was tattered, torn and generally in bad shape.
It was a goofy poster of him at the grand opening of his then Enco station in Bishop, Texas. Anyway, the poster meant the world to me, especially since he passed unexpectedly in 2001.
When I saw the restored poster yesterday, tears streamed down my face from the emotion of what my fiancée had done as well as the unbelievable job you did recreating that poster to look brand new. It took me back 40 years! I don't know how you do it, but it's impressive. I will recommend you to anyone. What a wonderful way in which to honor and remember our loved ones! Thank you for making my Christmas present extra special. I will remember you as I come across other photos.
Thanks again and Happy New Year!


Restoration of Civil War Navy Commission letter signed by President LincolnI just felt compelled to write to you and let you know what a great experience working with you and your company was.

I have a Navy Commission letter signed by President Lincoln. It is on velum which from what I understand is a difficult thing to work with. Needless to say it had seen its better days. I purchased it in a broken frame and glass with a ton of wrinkles in it.

I contacted several different companies, sent photos and my explanation of what I wished done. No one would touch it.
I came to you and you were more than willing to work with me. I can't say enough of how pleased I am with your performance in this.

It's not easy to trust someone you've never met with thousands of dollars worth of documents however you put me at ease and the final product was excellent.

Thanks again.

NYPD certificate signed by future US President Theodore Roosevelt when he was Commissioner of the New York City Police Department. New York restoration service.What a wonderful job you done on the restoration of the 110 year old certificate we recently located in our family archives. The certificate was signed by future US President Theodore Roosevelt when he was Commissioner of the New York City Police Department. The purpose of the certificate was to appoint our ancestor as member of the Department.

In 1897, our ancestor was a recent immigrant to the United States. The certificate was torn, faded, darkened and carried just about every impediment to legibility which one could imagine. However, you proceeded diligently and with care to rejuvenate this 1897 document into nearly good as new condition. It was a pleasure to work with you.

Very truly yours,

NASA Apollo 11 Agreement on Rescue of Astronauts. Signed by Alan L. BeanJust a quick note of thanks and appreciation to let you know my document arrived back to me safely and soundly.

I am extremely pleased with the result, and I wanted to acknowledge my complete satisfaction with your service and the end product.

I've recommended your services to other friends in the space collecting hobby.

All the best,

Restoration o faded photograph. Old family portfrait from ChinaA HUGE, enthusiastic recommendation!
I've brought in a few photos of my grandparents and great-grandparents, over the last year and have been truly amazed at their wonderful work. Most of these photos were in horrible shape: all over 100 years old, completely faded and discolored, riddled with mold spots, and one was actually in several pieces (the effects of sitting in attics and garages for decades I suppose).

The improvements made to these photos were astounding! I didn't think they could look so good. The restoration brought out so many details and facial features no longer discernible in the originals, while also maintaining the distinctive hues and tones of the originals. The photos made excellent Christmas presents this year and added some beautiful visual archives to my family's ancestry and history.



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