While we like to think that everything we touch here in the lab is to become important historic record, from time to time we really get to see some special pieces from our past.
In this case our client brought in 46, 4×5″ glass negatives for scanning. Glass negs were produced and used between 1850 and 1920 until they were replaced by roll film. Pinpointing exact age is something beyond my skill, but the owner of the negatives is quite certain that within the grouping is an image of King Edward the VIII – indicating some of these were taken sometime between 1901 and 1910. A local film archivists informs they were likely later-made “prefab” glass negatives, which implies a later year of manufacture and a higher film speed. The quality of these images is simply beautiful.
At the time these were taken, it wasn’t likely thought of as “history in the making” but are now valuable pieces of history. What can you do with your digital files or negatives that will be history in the making? Make some prints, design an album, what ever it is, once you have it to hold it will exist for another 100 years. Historic.
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It’s cold outside, the daylight is still limited to a mere 8h 40 min. from sunrise to sunset.
To take your mind off the fact that its dark and cold, I highly recommend visiting the Platform Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts this Friday night for the opening reception/booklaunch of be.still, an exhibition by The Pinhole Artist Collective (PAC).
“PAC is a collective of artists interested in exploring the artistic plurality of analogue and digital photography. Growing out of the spirit of Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day and the DIY artistic philosophy, they are hands-on, resourceful, playful, and open to constructive criticism. In regular gatherings, the collective engages in both critical discourse and artistic creation and is, from time to time, nomadic. PAC members participating in be.still are Sarah Crawley, William Eakin, lori fontaine, Beth Johnson, Jen Loewen, Merrell-Ann Phare, and Bonnie Tulloch“.
The reception is to begin at 7:00.
Check out this link for some good old fashioned pinhole fun!
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Welcome to 2013!
What does this year have to bring for you? Planning a wedding? Planning a booth at the wedding show? Whether you are a wedding photographer or on the “client side” we can help you.
If you are a photographer come talk to us about printing and mounting for displays! We offer several light weight mounting materials such as foamcore (recommended for small prints) or Gator (ideal for larger prints). Lexan paired with an over-laminate also makes a great display and can be loosely rolled for easy storage. (Many materials are available in both black and white).
We can make beautiful albums for you to show your potential clients from Premium Pressed, Wire Bound or Peel and Press Hard Cover albums (Peel and Press stock is limited so please inquire prior to ordering).
If you are a bride or groom in need of an album from your digital files we offer album design services. If you don’t see exactly what you are looking for, we offer a variety of cover options in the Peel and Press style. Come in to view the swatches and custom order your wedding album!
No matter who you are, no one can say no to our mini and pocket albums. They are the perfect way to show off your special day or anything else you love! Easy to order on line and always a delight to look at.
If you plan on a tight deadline, give us a call in advance and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Lets make 2013 a year to remember!
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