It was 1945. The second world war was coming to an end. Two enlisted men, Curt Fried, a refugee from Vienna who was able to restart life in America as a teenager, and Harold Gillet, his friend from their neighborhood in the Bronx, put their passion for photography to work and started a little studio together. As servicemen returned to the US, the marriage rate boomed and what had been a little studio became not-so-little. In fact, H&H Photographers became a hotbed for an exploding creative field in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut attracting a great many wonderful people in the region as cherished clients. The talented staff grew to include such photographers as Mort Rifkin, Jay Bari, Milt Goldman, Arthur Fellig (aka Weegee), Fred Towne and others. Video was later added in the 1980s. Along the way Harold passed his share of the business to son Larry. Curt's son, Dan, followed a path to Los Angeles and produced feature films "O" and "The Illusion," but eventually found his way back east and upon Curt's retirement became Larry's partner. The studio under fresh leadership embraced new creative technologies, pushing boundaries but never forgetting its roots in creativity, community and customer service.
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