In 1993 I was operating a dye tranfer printing laboratory and gallery in Worcester, Masschusetts when I received a request from John Geheran at Bose Corporation to make photographs of musical instruments for their sound equipment stores. Since I did not have appropriate lighting equipment or studio space I commisioned Douglas Saglio, who had a fulling equipped studio directly above our space, to create suitable images after discussiones with me. I purchased copywrites to the images from Doug. We made print of selected images for the Bose stores.
At this time photographic technologies were changing rapidly and Eastman Kodak discontinued the dye transfer process which had been used primarily in creation of advertising material doing the manipulations that were being taken over by Photoshop. Hense, the photographic world was going digital.
Original studio photograph by Doug Saglio.
The first consequence of dignital was realizing how much better our prints would be, for making analog prints (also known at that time as chromogenic, incorporated color-coupler or C-prints) had to choose between going back to an inferior chemical process or purchasing a scanner of sufficient quality which, at that time, cost as much as a luxery automobile. There was no choice but to purchase the scanner. I tell the story of our adventures in digital printing elsewhere.