Project: Exist in Images
Exist in Images is my own preservation service for legacy photographs and other analog media. I convert photos, negatives, slides, reels, or tapes to high-resolution digital formats for archival and reproduction purposes. I always include low-resolution versions for easy browsing and sharing online.
If the client desires, I really enjoy making color corrections, repairing damaged images, and assembling video slideshows that tell a story about an individual, family, or event.
I developed the Exist in Images website with a customized WordPress theme, and used my own family photo collection to fill out the design.
I used the general website design and assets to create a matching trifold print brochure.
As I work on archiving my personal collection, I’ve enjoyed sharing my discoveries, processes and advice 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
Images and video can be assembled into slideshow videos with licensed music, so families can share their stories over social media.