Entering one of The Framing Establishment's locations is like walking into an art gallery. Large traditional landscapes and contemporary abstracts hang on the walls, and shadow boxes housing portraits and collectibles line the shelves. Amid this modern decor, professional framers scuttle about, sizing objects and answering customers' questions. They help their patrons pick out ready-made frames and art or consult with them to determine flattering custom mouldings and mats for their photos or most impressive parking tickets. They also help customers transform their TVs into works of art by providing frames and fabrics that complement home furnishings.
Tape Update streamlines the process of preserving memories by taking mail-in shipments of old VHS tapes, photos, and cassettes and converting them to DVD and CD form. Fading family pictures and scratchy videos of ghosts sorting the recycling come back to life with modern formatting, all within a turnaround period of about two to three weeks. Each order also comes with a private website that allows customers to store and share their digitized media.
Professional photographer Kassie Farr immortalizes her clients' most cherished memories during on-location photo shoots. Her subjects range from newlyweds and engaged couples to recent graduates and newborns. After sessions, clients receive full copyright ownership over all images taken, which prevents evil corporations from photoshopping refreshing zero-calorie colas into your family portraits.
Hidden behind a copse of office buildings and warehouses, Big Rock Clothing Company’s 15,000 square feet of designer clothing outfits sportsfolk and outdoorsy types with long-lasting outerwear and stylish accessories. Each of Big Rock’s signature T-shirts exemplifies the rugged adventurousness of the American West with a durable composition reinforced by double stitching, a 7-ounce cotton construction, and a 3-inch-thick ironclad plating. The shirts’ slightly oversize fit ensures comfort during adrenaline-fueled sessions of fly-fishing, hiking, or hunting, and over 1,200 designs decorate torsos with colorful natural scenery, trophy bucks, and leaping salmon. Ladies and gents alike marvel at the store’s selection of denim jeans, shoes, jewelry, and shirts, readying themselves for the call of the outdoors with well-made, dependable threads.
Mike Olson blossomed early. After first taking a shine to photography at age 12, he was already snapping shots of weddings and senior portraits in five states while he was still a teenager. Mike hasn't slowed down in the years since, serving as photographic supervisor at the inauguration of President George Bush, framing famed personage such as Donny and Marie Osmond, and running two photography studios. These days, Mike captures images of weddings, families, and children during on-location or in-studio sessions. Newlyweds can preserve their pictures with custom albums or high-resolution files, while portraiture patrons can print shots on artistic canvases or paste them onto the spare Picasso canvases moldering in the crawlspace.