Celebrating 19 years of Genesis…

Having been first established as Genesis Laboratory Ltd in 1997 by Ken Sethi and Howard Lee, Genesis has grown from its roots as a conventional laboratory to offer comprehensive in-house printing, mounting and framing services, and the many changes and developments that have taken place over the last 19 years – the company name, logo, location,services and staff (not to mention, numerous style changes) –  have contributed to the Genesis you see today.

As we look back at a small selection of images from the last 19 years (no laughing!), we would like to take the opportunity to thank clients, staff and suppliers who have helped us along the way…

Genesis Laboratory was established by Ken Sethi and Howard Lee in 1997 as a professional photographic lab offering colour and B&W film processing & C-type, B&W and E6 hand printing services.

Ken Sethi and Howard Lee with the original Genesis Laboratory team in 1997.
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1997

Genesis Laboratory was established by Ken Sethi and Howard Lee in 1997 as a professional photographic lab offering colour and B&W film processing & C-type, B&W and E6 hand printing services.

Genesis Laboratory Ltd opens in January 1997.

Genesis Laboratory Ltd opens in January 1997. Click to enlarge.

 

Genesis Laboratory Ltd, circa 1997/1998

Genesis Laboratory Ltd, circa 1997/1998.
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Genesis Laboratory Ltd. price guide 1998. Click to Enlarge.

Genesis Laboratory Ltd. price guide 1998. Click to enlarge.

 

Ken Sethi and Lynda Blackwell, ciirca 1999/2000

Ken Sethi and Lynda Blackwell, circa 1999/2000.
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2000

Integration of new digital imaging services – including film scanning and image retouching.

Stacy Allen, circa 1999/2000

Stacy Allen, circa 1999/2000 at Genesis Digital Imaging. Click to enlarge.

2001

Lambda C-type and Giclée Fine Art printing add to our extensive list of professional photographic services.

Fujifilm Frontier Mini-lab Introduced.

Declan Donnelly, of Ant & Dec fame, visits the lab in the early 00's.

Declan Donnelly, of Ant & Dec fame, visits the lab in the early 00’s.
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Tat Chan and Lynda Blackwell, circa

Tat Chan and Lynda Blackwell at Genesis Digital Imaging, early 00’s.
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Genesis Digital Imaging, price and service guide 2000 / 2001.

Genesis Digital Imaging, price and service guide 2000/2001.
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Genesis goes to Wimbledon, offering film developing services, 2001.

Genesis go to Wimbledon! Ken Sethi and team offering film processing and printing services, 2001. Click to enlarge.

 

Lynda Blackwell and Stacy Allen, Wimbledon, 2001.

Genesis go to Wimbledon! Lynda Blackwell and Stacy Allen, Wimbledon, 2001.
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Genesis Digital Imaging team Christmas photo, circa 2001.

Genesis Digital Imaging team Christmas photo, circa 2001.
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Genesis Digital Imaging team Christmas photo, circa 2001.

Genesis Digital Imaging team Christmas photo, circa 2001.
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Steve Butler with the Lambda Processor, circa 2004.

Steve Butler with the Lambda Processor, circa 2004.

2004

Primary Colour lab in Kingsland Road incorporated with Genesis – providing an additional location in the heart of Shoreditch.

Scala B&W film processing introduced.

Deep Sethi at Primary Colour, circa 2004.

Deep Sethi at Primary Colour, circa 2004. Click to enlarge.

 

Primary Colour Price List and Guide, 2005.

Primary Colour Price List and Guide, 2005.
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Genesis Digital Imaging Price Guide, 2005.

Genesis Digital Imaging Price Guide, 2005. Click to enlarge.

2007

New mounting and framing services introduced to meet the changing demands of our clients.

Primary Colour lab moved to Genesis Imaging premises at Michael Road, Fulham.

2008

Genesis relocates to Hurlingham Business Park, Fulham.

Mark Foxwell and Bernie Love with Lisa Tomasetti's work in the newly expanded finishing department, 2011.

Mark Foxwell and Bernie Love with Lisa Tomasetti’s work in the newly expanded finishing department, 2011.
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2011

Farewell to film processing and hand printing as the focus of the industry changes to digital.

Expanded mounting and framing department, providing more space for new finishing services. Gallery and interior installation services introduced.

Mark Foxwell with students, circa 2011/2012.

Mark Foxwell with students, circa 2011/2012.
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Paul Hurren and Lynda Blackwell, Gallery@OXO, mid 2012.

Paul Hurren and Lynda Blackwell, Gallery@OXO, mid 2012.
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2013

Direct to Media printing introduced to our range of services – the first of its kind in London.

Premises expanded to accommodate extra-large printing, mounting and bespoke framing services.

2014

New ChromaLuxe® Fine Art Printing service introduced. With the look of traditional Cibachrome prints, these prints are archival, resistant to water, fire, abrasion and chemicals, and exclusive in London to Genesis Imaging.

Building renovations to expand Genesis’ premises and accommodate a larger finishing area and all-new printing department.

2016

Genesis celebrates 19 years…

Genesis Imaging staff photo, 2016

Genesis Imaging staff photograph, January 2016. Click to enlarge.

 

Here’s to many more years of Genesis Imaging (and many more embarrassing photographs, too!)

See who makes up our team today here.

Read our very first press article from Panorama in 1997.

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