This is a bit about us...

Basul Parik

Prague Castle is currently exhibiting photographs that Basuls' grandfather took in 1920. Basuls' father, Arno Parik, also a successful photographer in Prague, abandoned his photo studio and led the family's escape from communist Czechoslovakia in 1949. Escaping to Germany then immigrating to Chile, Arno re-opened his photo studio. Finally, in 1955, the family finally arrived in San Francisco and Arno created the "Professional Color Laboratory". Growing up in a photo lab was a great influence in Basuls' life. During the 60's Basul worked with Bill Graham, Fantasy Records, Filmore Corp and Columbia Records utilizing his camera skills. Photographing some of Fantasy's biggest stars at the time, Basuls work can be seen on the covers of Credence Clearwater, Cal Jader and Charlie Mingus.

Corky Engel

Moving to San Francisco when he was 17 from the Midwest, Corky worked for many years at "Professional Color Lab" working with some of San Francisco's best known fashion, business and government photographers. Along with Basul he worked with IATSE, Local 16 setting up and running some of the many conventions held in San Francisco. With Basul, he started several businesses, including carpet importation and Cafe Corbas. He's bought and sold property and eventually entered the new field of computer editing, using Amigas and the NewTek "Video Toaster". He ran a successful computer group and was profiled at the time by the San Francisco Chronicle. He has created videos for many Artists, Galleries and local theatre shows, including Yuri Gorbachev, Tim Cantor.

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