Life in a foreign country can be tough, I had a man come and ask for a poster to be made for him. I did what he asked & he decided that “Oh, no I just want the one image.”
Fine, 56 years of running businesses of my own & other, I did the new poster.
Again, Oh no, senor. I want my wife’s favorite photo turned into a large poster…
So, I just shrugged my shoulders & told him to bring that photo to me & I would see what I could do for him…
Finally, I got that photo, spent several hours doing the job of “museum style” restoring and enlarging it.
He was happy.
After 10 hours of working on this I got paid 50 pesos, yep, 5 Mexican pesos an hour. about 20 cents USA. In the USA I made from $15hr to $200hr.
I enlarged this from a 1 inch by 2 inch photo to a 9 inch to 15 inch size print. Not great over all to me, and I would have to do some more work by my standards but heck, the client was happy.