Committed to bringing exciting performances to the Treasure Valley area, Idaho Performing Arts scores a hit with its presentation of Imagine, a popular Beatles tribute band. The members of Imagine have rocked on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, and actually take on the personas of John, Paul, George, Ringo, and Alex, from their Liverpudlian accents to their fab footwear to their conflicted feelings about Yoko. Those who recall the frantic cries of “The mop tops are coming” during the early days of the British invasion will come together over songs including “Hey Jude,” “Help!,” and “Here Comes the Sun.”
The skilled archivists at MAD Technologies accept old media and document formats via mail or in-store drop off, giving families and organizations a hassle-free means of preserving cherished content that happens to live on obsolete formats. Elderly books become digitized epics, and grainy home movies recorded onto Beta or 8mm film are reborn in pixels, all with customization options and lightning-quick turnaround. While digital material should last longer than its analog predecessors, MAD Technologies' staff plays it safe–technicians automatically archive and store all images and video, in the event that discs should be damaged or run away from home in their rebellious teenage years.
Geoff Hadfield has been studying the world around him from behind a lens for two decades. At Perfect Memories Photography, he focuses on capturing the ideal family portrait on-location, but also brings traditional portraiture into the modern age by specializing in images for social-media campaigns, marketing development photos, and headshots for business cards. In addition to snapping subjects, Mr. Hadfield shares his expertise in workshops that focus on better acquainting students with their digital cameras and demonstrating creative ideas on composition.
Marcela Timson, the owner of and a photographer at Urban Gal Photography, channels the energy of each passing moment into snapshots that reflect life and movement. During on-location shoots, she captures the natural interplay of light and shadow, conveying the ripples of a light breeze as it ruffles a taffeta skirt, or the blowback of a jet engine as it swoops over a pinwheel factory. She snaps images of seniors, families, bridal parties, and expectant mothers, chronicling major milestones in her clients? lives.
Mesa, the shutterbug behind Soul Photography, aims to capture memories instead. She works to make each subject's personality bloom during photo shoots, preserving these memories for future generations. She snaps candid shots of couples, family portraits, senior portraits for students, and images of animals, often using natural scenery as a background. Afterward, she edits photos before developing prints.
In 1975, photographers Kristen Cole and David Marr founded their eponymous workshops in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, with only a darkroom, some developing equipment, and a classroom that could barely hold five students and a small grizzly bear. After 20 years of educating New Englanders, the talented duo relocated its expanding school to Boise to impart the duo's commercial and artistic expertise to students in the Treasure Valley. Cole/Marr Photography Workshops now illuminates the art of image capture in Boise's renovated Cultural Center, which houses the school's three darkrooms, studio and framing areas, digital workstations, and a photo library. Open to new framers and advanced snappers alike, the workshops' curriculums span fundamentals of both traditional and digital photography, with seminars on topics such as the darkroom process, Photoshop editing, and portraiture. Pupil and instructor galleries inspire with beautiful shots, many taken during photo safaris led by Cole and Marr to destinations as diverse as the contents of a communal diary.