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Hourglass provides still photography, videography, photo restoration, and photo or file organization services to support the creation of personal histories. Our work is time and output based, on-site or at our own offices.

As heard for generations, every picture does indeed tell a story.

By default and enabled by smartphone technology, we’re all becoming better photographers and storytellers.

We may have boxes of uncategorized snapshots awaiting organization or digitization. Our oldest, most precious photographs may be filed or trapped in albums for occasional review. Our digital photo file libraries live in our phones and desktops, accessible and multiplying.

If you have ever taken a good photograph of a family member or a friend, you probably can provide a complete, rich account of your subject and the setting. ┬áIf you’re not around to provide the detail, the subject and the situation is static, frozen, left to the imagination of the viewer, or lost for good.

If you intend to create a printed history of your family or event, old and new photography will typically figure in the design and production of your book (hard copy or electronic). From a one stop, single source perspective, it’s critical to have this aspect covered so that your history is balanced and scalable.

Depending on the need or bent, Hourglass is partial to black and white portrait photography because we grew up with the process, we worked with great photo labs, because our children as subjects were luminous and timeless in black at white at whatever stage of development, and because black and white stands out across all media in a color world. We see lifetimes in each face, each situation.