Project: Exist in Images
Roles: Owner, Legacy Image Specialist
Exist in Images is a preservation service for legacy photographs and ephemera. I scan or photograph images in high resolution, make color corrections, and repair damage. The client receives full-resolution files for archiving and printing, and web-sized resolution files for sharing online.
- Scanning, Digitizing
- DSLR Camera Systems
- Lighting for Photography
- Lightroom, Photoshop
- Social Media
- Graphic Design
- Web Development
- Project Management
Social Media Content
As I sort my way through collections, I find delightful fashion, historical tidbits, and hilarious candids, and I love to share my discoveries and my processes on social media.
I’m using an antique cookbook stand to hold albums for photographing. Cuts down wear and tear of unbinding the book just to document the pages (which usually have great notes!) I’ll pull the ribbon *only if necessary* to lay pages flat on the scanner, for high-resolution. pic.twitter.com/aij5EOiwvE
— Exist in Images (@existinimages) April 3, 2018
Portraits from the early 20th Century are so …severe. Candid photos are so striking in comparison!
I think this is my great grandmother, but no one is left to confirm. I hope it is, because I think I’d like to be smiling like this woman, 20 years from now. pic.twitter.com/ccDmGrXmj5
— Exist in Images (@existinimages) April 4, 2018
Web and Print Design
I developed the Exist in Images website with a customized WordPress theme, and used my own family photo collection to fill out the design.
The Facebook page features some interesting restoration work, and any local history I can glean from my personal collection. I occasionally share relevant stories from other sources, such as MOHAI, HistoryLink, and Vintage Seattle.
Below is a tri-fold brochure with condensed information from the website.
Images and video can be assembled into slideshow videos with licensed music, so families can share their stories over social media. Depending on timeline, purpose, and budget, I can custom-edit the video, or use a themed video-publishing service like this one from Animoto.