It was inevitable that Ctein's interests in photo preservation and digital technology would merge. Ctein began doing digital restoration work in the mid-1990s. His tutorial articles on the subject in PHOTO Techniques introduced many other photographers to the possibilities of digital restoration. He refined his craft, at first simply for his own enjoyment and then for the pleasure of resurrecting friends' cherished photographs. Now he makes his talent for bringing photographs back to life available to the rest of the world.
Artist, artisan, and scientist, Ctein's 30+ year career in photography and computers has established him as a world-renowned expert in photographic arts and technologies.