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Tony, a cabinet maker by trade, has always had a passion for the Arts being a craftsman and artist himself. After selling his part in a well-known Adelaide based Kitchen Company, he invited his son Renato into business at the age of 19. Renato has grown up in a world where colour and design were his fundamentals as he was badly dyslexic at school compensating for his poor writing skills. Verbally though – he certainly was not challenged! Together they bring both sides of the picture together (pardon the pun) – Tony with his decades of craftsmanship and Renato with his natural talent when it comes to colour and design.
Dimond Bros or Dimonds Gallery as it known today has a rich history in the roots of the picture framing ‘gold rush’ of the photographic age in the late 1890’s to early 1900’s. It all started in 1884 when George Eastman of New York, developed dry gel on paper or film to replace the photographic plate. This meant that a photographer at that time no longer needed to carry boxes of plates and toxic chemicals around. In July 1888 Eastman's Kodak camera went on the market with the simple slogan of "you press the button, we do the rest". This allowed anyone to take a photograph and leave the complex parts of the process to the professionals. The photographic process became available for the mass-market in 1901 with the introduction of the Kodak Brownie.