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Old 06-23-2009, 09:21 AM
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Re: Box New York

Yes indeed, Metro spawned many, many retouching houses, by hiring/training many of the best retouchers in the world. I heard a rumour last week that they're about to go belly up, May just be a rumour though...
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:24 AM
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You are having a laugh! Metro spawned many of the best retouchers!

Good grief!
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:03 AM
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Yeah last time I had any contact with Metro, 'CJ' told me that they had downscaled, and to be honest looked like they were trying to keep the business running, so wouldn't surprise me if they were about to fold - seem to remember was up to 600 an hour back in the days he told me, when you've got a history like that its going to be difficult to make things work.

I had gone there as well about 9 years ago, and been more impressed by the conditions they were working under, than by the attitude of some of the retouchers. Neither were some of the photographers I met back then that impressed, with the kind of 'gum chewing' attitude, or some of the work. So they were destined to get into trouble when the powerful macs came in. Basically, as far as I can see, they ended up providing a training academy for those lucky enough to be given a break by Mr 'politics' JCurtin. Then 'thanks very much' they all left taking the clients with them.

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Old 06-24-2009, 08:08 AM
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Jake was a tosser...

Chris is a nice guy, known him for about 29 years, was even at his wedding!
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:23 AM
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Yeah, liked him when I met him briefly too. They were just about to move out of that place in Farringdon I seem to remember, place had a feeling of 'past glories' about it. Maybe someone at Box should take heed.

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Old 06-24-2009, 08:26 AM
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You think Metro looked nice you should see Stanley's Post
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:33 AM
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Damn - came fairly close to getting a placement there I think last year, but couldn't do it at the time. Not seen it.
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:44 AM
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Its nice man. Sofas, coffee tables and wood floors in all the suites. The Suites are big too, set up to make the client very comfortable.
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:47 AM
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So, Lex do I know you? I still keep in touch with Tony Rose, I still know some ex taps people.

And you used Premier? I was the first Premier Operator outside the US! I still have the casing from sn_148!

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Old 06-24-2009, 09:00 AM
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Yes mate its Alex I worked on the Premier at Contour with Rob, moved to Tapestry worked on the Premier there then went on Paint Box. How are you havent seen you for a while.
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