This week’s photo prompt is provided by Uday, with the blog, Udayology. Thank you Uday!
In the last century, this place used to be full of newly-wed couples, young marriageable maids draped in silk finery accompanied by their parents and young men in suit and ties. Such photographs filled an important niche in homes and lives of those who came to the studio.
The photographer also made money by his skills in photographic trickery. The more ingenious ones took greater risks and earned big money by crossing the borders of law and morality. The digital technology and the mobile-cam put an end to such activities as the expertise essential for tricks are widely available courtesy software like Photoshop.
Some could never adjust and had to sell off their business. Others adapted and conducted their business on the World Wide Web. Still others with a taste for living on the edge served the ad agencies and escort business.
While the photographers survived the small-town photo studio is truly dead thought the old photographer as nostalgia overwhelmed him.
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