Earlier this year, our company mourned the sudden passing of our founder Dwayne Steinle.
Dwayne was a leader in our industry for decades, having touched all areas of the photographic community at some point in his storied career.
For all of those who knew him, Dwayne was a lively character to say the least. Dwayne served in the Army in Korea, ran a drive-in restaurant, and worked as a private investigator all before founding Dwayne’s Photo Service in 1956. Anyone who met Dwayne knew that he was a hardworking businessman, but they also knew he was enormously energetic, quick-witted, and humorously stubborn. He loved to have fun, and that was one of the reasons he entered the film business. Film was and still is fun. As photography and the film business changed over the years, Dwayne was still enamored with all the creativity, technology, and uniqueness associated with the industry.
Today, July 18th, would have been Dwayne’s 89th birthday. We are happy to be carrying on his name and legacy, and we miss him very much.