For well over a decade Sebastian Wintermute has been providing those interested in preservation of visual heritage, family history, and genealogy an opportunity to restore photographs and documents that otherwise would literally fade away. Because of his professionalism and experience Sebastian has been entrusted to restore and to preserve photographs and documents by many individual clients and some of the most prestigious and well-known companies and organizations world-wide.
Sebastian’s knowledge of arts, photography and restoration techniques makes him a true expert in the field of photo restoration, while his deep knowledge and passion for history often turns seemingly simple restoration project into fascinating journeys of discovery of long forgotten names, places and events.
Sebastian Wintermute was credited with restoring many historically and personally important photographs that appeared in books, publications, and documentary films and programs, notably:
and many others...
When he is not restoring faded family snapshots or carefully retouches and colorizes a portrait of a historical figures, Sebastian volunteers his time and skills at New York's South Street Seaport Museum
assisting in restoration, preservation, and maintains of sailing ship Wavertree
, schooner Pioneer
and tugboat W.O. Decker
, educating museum visitors on history, environment, and development of New York City, and participating in programs dedicated to preservation of New York Waterfront.