Photo Tech: The Fix-It Shop for Digital Imaging
A well-functioning camera is a must for professional photographers, aficionados, and prosumers everywhere. That includes the New York City region, populated with all types of camera owners – not to mention the countless tourists wandering around town with no time to wait for a weeklong turnaround on a damaged lens. This customer pool is the raison d’être for Photo Tech, which has been doing repairs – and repairs only – since the 1950s, explained Paul Naraine, vice president of operations.
Photo Tech was started by Naraine’s father, Frank, who now runs the company’s New Jersey camera refurbishing facility while Paul minds things on the Manhattan side of the Hudson.
The New York City business just consolidated operations, which had included the Chrysler Camera Repair location on W. 34th Street across from B&H Photo Video, in a 3,100-square-foot W. 36th Street walk-in storefront and a 2,800-square-foot testing and tech service center in a building across the road.