Our business started as a photo supply and film store in Brentwood near the corner of Barrington and Sunset in 1976.
It was known as BSL or Barrington Sunset Lab. At that location, BSL was a photo lab where you could purchase all types of photography equipment and have film developed. However, one hour photo came along and made a lot of shops like ours ask themselves questions. Many products from those days are still here in our space and are available for sale, including cameras, filters, and various other vintage supplies.
BSL pivoted into digital imaging and has been doing giclee printing and high resolution scanning ever since. We take advantage of some very unique and hard to find tools, including a Linhoff 4x5 camera with a Better Light digital back, useful for extremely high quality art photography. We also are using new tools like a Canon 5D Mark III for medium size scans.
We would later rebrand into Umico, Umi or 海 in Japanese means ocean or the sea. We feel a very close connection to the ocean and are always considering the impact it has on everything we do.
Come see us in Culver City to discuss how we can work together on your next project. Or call us at (310) 998-9188 for further information.