Hello fans of IRIS! I have decided to shake up my company a bit: somethings have gone, and somethings have been added. I have discontinued my art identification service and also my marketing advice service, as they were not generating anywhere near the level of business I was hoping they would. I am now providing a full freelance picture research service for anyone looking for images to illustrate books, magazines, film, television and multi-media platforms on the internet. It is what I have done for over thirty-five years, so I am going to go back to doing what I am good at! I am still doing photo and postcard identification for both picture archives and collections, and for members of the public. And I am still providing my talky to museums on how to research photographs for regular and special displays and events, without using the internet and engaging with the local community instead.
I have also been toying with the idea of putting together a stand and desk at various small history fairs around the country for next year. It has been suggested to me by a number of people as a great way of meeting potential clients for the Identification and Service History sides of my business. I have to get my truck fixed first, which is going to cost several thousand pounds, but will be very worth it. So once that happens I shall be on the road talking to people about their ancestors photos and military service! Look out for me at a History fair near you, next year!