Edinburgh photographer launches new venture capturing stories from pics stored on phones

A photographer has started a unique venture capturing stories from photos on phones, bringing to light memories that are only viewed by scrolling on screens.

Monday, 5th April 2021, 7:00 am
Photo story by Jo Tennant 20 Photos PIC: Jo Tennant

Owner of start-up 20 Photos Jo Tennant takes digital photos from phones or the cloud and chooses 20 to edit and print on fine art paper.

The experienced professional, who is from Edinburgh, sifts through up to 500 photos to create a special collection telling a real-life story around a theme chosen by the customer.

She believes she is the only small business offering this personalised service in the UK.

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Jo Tennant of 20 Photos PIC: Marc Millar

Ms Tennant said: “I’m so excited about my new business. There doesn’t appear to be anyone else in the UK offering this high quality, personalised service and I love using my professional photography and curating skills to help people tell their own stories through visually stunning, printed photos – the medium that lasts forever.

“Most of us are great at capturing our life through photos but unfortunately, most of these images often don’t see the light of day! I hope to change that for people, take the pressure off them and the considerable amount of time it takes to curate a special selection of memories that you’re proud to present to others!”

Each month, 20 Photos has a limited number of slots available for customers giving Ms Tennant the time it takes to dedicate to carefully sifting through, picking the right images and professionally editing them.

Customers are asked to think about what they most want to remember from the final selection from everyday life, to a memorable holiday or even the year in lockdown. Once customers are booked in, they will get full instructions for how to send up to 500 photos.

Ms Tennant will carefully choose the best ones that tell the story, professionally edit the chosen 20 and print on fine art paper. The final prints come packaged in a personalised box.

Customer Sara Thomas from Edinburgh said: “I loved handing over the responsibility of picking which photos to print and getting a professional eye on what works. The fine art paper was something I have never had before with photographs. It adds a really special feel.”

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