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Kintsugi Restoration Milan

Kintsugi and urushi tsugi on photography.

Working on photographic support is fascinating because the patient and measured times of the traces of time, following the irregularities of the fractures, slowly recompose the fragments, reawakening old images.

Working on photographs with the traditional Japanese technique is not easy because the main material used in this type of restoration, urushi lacquer, needs to be placed in a cabinet called MURO with a constant hot and humid condition in order to polymerize, while the papers on which the photograph is printed (baryta and poly-coated) fear humidity. For this reason it took three years of research to arrive at the first acceptable results.

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