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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.
I love to take photographs. I usually always have my camera in my car and have thousands of prints and slides that I have taken over the years.
This is one reason why I enjoyed visiting with Matt Brown of Fotoworx in Kanab. Matt started taking pictures as a young man and is self-taught. Matt's father owned Kanab's newspaper, which gave Matt the opportunity to aim and shoot a camera at an early age. He had a natural ability and honed his skills to become a great photographer. I enjoyed seeing the beautiful work at his store inside Honey's Jubilee Supermarket. He also has another Fotoworx processing lab located on Center St. in Kanab.
He realized there was a market in Kane County for a top level, non-chain photo processing business. Fotoworx initially was called Canyon Photo, but became Fotoworx just in May of this year. (Incidentally, "Fotoworx" is spelled with an "F" at the beginning and an "X" at the end of the name.)
Matt has started an archiving station where historical photographs from the area are stored in a database. People bring their old family pictures to be scanned, restored and placed in the archive.
One of the most unique services Matt has started is a program called "fotoVault." All of the pictures customers print during the year are archived on the Fotoworx server, and around Christmas each year, Fotoworx can create a photo DVD in time for holiday viewing. This DVD becomes a long-term archival system for treasured photos.
Fotoworx will also have a large community photo album that will be displayed on monitors in the store. Matt's pictures of local sporting events will be part of the album, along with special interest photos from Fotoworx customers. In essence, Matt hopes Fotoworx will become the photo hub of Kanab and the surrounding area.
For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.