Entries by Natalie Gunn

Metal Has Made It

Metal Has Made It Aluminum ain’t just for Apple anymore. Here’s why metal prints have caught on as the new medium of choice for paper warry photo printers. 1. Bonded to be bold. The dye sublimation process fuses pigment directly into the surface of coated metal, creating depth and intense color saturation. Archival inks heated […]

Video is Everywhere.Where’s Yours?

Video is Everywhere. Where’s Yours? When a dear friend recently lost her father, she poured her grief into the preparation of the memorial slide show. As the family’s unofficial keeper of memories, she already had access to their photo collections. Her passion for photography and archiving had equipped her well for the task but she […]

Printing for Young Memories

When you think back to your surroundings growing up; your bedroom, living room, what do you remember? The furniture? The patterns on the walls and floor? I remember photos. Some of them probably still hang in a hallway in my parents’ house. They are my family. Me, grandparents, cousins. I wouldn’t have forgotten about those […]

Archive the Art Cave

Save the school year and your sanity! Wednesday is the day my grade schoolers come home with a week’s worth of completed assignments. I hate Wednesdays. That’s not true; I love to see their work, talk about what they’ve been up to, and get a glimpse inside their school-brains. But after that I’m left with […]

Garage Sale Gold

It’s that time of year again! I can already smell the must. Yard sales are popping up around the neighborhood. I’m not much of a picker; I have plenty of my own old stuff already. But I can’t pass up a great old camera or photo trinket. I’ve probably made more bad buys than good […]

Five Ways To Fauxlaroid

Five Ways To Fauxlaroid   Mine was a Polaroid® One-Step. A black plastic behemoth with a shutter button the size of my whole thumb. And that was the smallest part. Things were big in the ‘90s but this whole thing was obtuse compared to the refined 35mm cameras it sat next to. And while 35mm […]

Why Metadata Matters for Preserving Old Family Photos

Why Metadata Matters for Preserving Old Family Photos Have you ever discovered a loved one’s handwritten notes on the back of an old photo? My grandmother often noted her memories, in beautiful script, on the back of black-and-white snapshots. Although she didn’t know it when she was writing, she was creating metadata about our family […]