Has anyone ever heard of Col Ryan Photographics?
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    Has anyone ever heard of Col Ryan Photographics?

    by Avalon » Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:17 pm

    I wonder if anyone with a long memory has any knowledge of a company called Col Ryan Photographics operating in the Brisbane area in the mid 1970's.
    I'm desperately trying to find and replace some wedding photos taken by them and have had no luck locating them at all.
    Any hints or suggestions would be much appreciated.
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    by Dug » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:43 pm

    The name is familiar but probably because I was a photographer in Queensland in the mid 70s

    What happened to the wedding photos ? Flood damage ?
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    by LOZ » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:47 pm

    :oops: how long should a business keep negs or files :?:
    Calm down its not real life its a internet forum:)
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    by Dug » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:48 pm

    20 years would be a stretch for most
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    by Avalon » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:20 pm

    Not flood damage Doug, but they are sure showing signs of wear and tear and I would like to order more copies if I can.
    I recently found the tiny proofs which show the prints I have were badly cropped at the time too, so I would like to rectify that as well if I can.
    I have been on a long detective hunt today and discovered the business has been sold twice since then. I am awaiting contact from someone who may know where the negs ended up, but I am not hopeful.
    A lesson to us all I guess. :(
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    by Dug » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:41 pm

    Sounds like a bloody good excuse to renew your vows and have a party

    This time invite lost of photographers

    My wedding photo is showing signs of age as well after 25 years

    I know the neg is stored here somewhere
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    by Avalon » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:49 pm

    Good idea Doug! :D
    35 years is a long time, you get less than that for murder, but I'd certainly do it all again. You can't get good sherpas these days, so I'll keep the one I've got. :lol:
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    by Dug » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:06 pm

    Avalon wrote:Good idea Doug! :D
    35 years is a long time, you get less than that for murder, but I'd certainly do it all again. You can't get good sherpas these days, so I'll keep the one I've got. :lol:


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    by Bungy » Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:20 pm

    Col Ryan Studios (07) 3812 3311
    Ipswich Area
    http://www.plannet.com.au/Ipswich/Photo/list.htm

    Seems a bit old, 2007, but could be the same guy, just a slight change in business name.
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    by Avalon » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:40 pm

    Thanks so much for your help Bungy (and others),
    but I have just discovered the company was sold some time ago.
    The person who bought the business trades under another name now,
    and the negatives for my wedding photos were disposed of in 1996.
    Unfortunately that means I'm at a dead end, but at least I now know there is no copyright on the photos and proofs I have so I can work on them.
    Cheers,
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