A Thank You to Metro Imaging!

By Leah Yee, Social Media Coordinator

One of the most amazing things about Compassionate Eye Foundation as an organization is the way people and companies from around the world come together to give their time and work with us in creating beautiful photographs, which then go on to fund our projects. We know that without these volunteer collaborators we wouldn't accomplish anything, and so from all of us at CEF we want to take a moment to recognize and thank one of our contributors, Metro Imaging, for the extraordinary work they do.

Metro ImagingMetro Imaging is the number one professional photographic lab in the United Kingdom. They have been around for 30 years and offer services to cover every aspect once the photograph has been snapped, from creative retouching all the way to printing and finishing. I could go on and on about the wonderful and comprehensive services provided by Metro Imaging, however I will simply say that one of the best things about Metro Imaging is their outstanding commitment to high standards of excellence and innovation, something which CEF has experienced firsthand and can happily attest to.

Metro Imaging and Compassionate Eye were introduced to each other last year when a Metro Imaging staff member, the fantastic Sonia Aggio, independently worked on the Baby Love and Capital City shoots in London and was inspired by our cause; Sonia then brought CEF to the attention of Metro Imaging and a collaboration was born! Metro knew that they wanted to get involved, especially in bringing more awareness and helping to promote the organization, and were able to do so last summer by offering to retouch shots from 2012’s Vancouver farm shoot free of charge. Being experts in photography themselves, Metro Imaging knows the value of a beautiful photograph, and were eager to assist us in achieving the maximum sales potential on our stock photographs.  All stock images need to go through a retouching process before being included in our Getty Images collection, and so this generous offer was incredibly valuable and allowed us to funnel even greater funds towards our projects! We provided them with images that had certain elements needing removal or improvement, and you can see for yourselves the beautiful results!

CEF Farm Shoot 2

CEF Farm Shoot 2

As a final thought, we would like to invite everyone in the creative industries to get involved in any way possible. We are always looking for new volunteers to join the cause and help us to help the people in developing nations achieve education, health and sustainability. In the words of Alice Widger, Metro’s marketing manager, “it really is so easy for people in this industry to get involved and be inspired to find out more about this very worthwhile cause!”

We are so grateful to everyone at Metro Imaging and look forward to working with them in the future!

All photographs taken by Jessica Beisler