Musgraves was with her sister, Kelly Christine Sutton, who took some behind-the-scenes photos. Sutton found Tom’s One-Hour Photo on Yelp while looking where to get some photos developed before leaving town. The sisters reportedly enjoyed their visit to the shop, taking some fun pictures and getting to know the owner a bit.
“I felt like I was in a time capsule. … There’s something so nostalgic about the portraits he’s made,” Sutton told LA Times.
According to Musgraves, she loves places that are somehow left untouched by modern marketing technology, “seemingly unaware that they’re actually a gold mine for the retro revolution currently happening in my generation but not knowing how to or being able to adapt.”
Musgraves’ own parents have also run a mom-and-pop print shop in Texas for about 30 years.
“We were raised in a small town, small-business household where ends sometimes were barely met. I think that’s why I have a soft spot for the dreamer … the underdog,” Musgraves said. “I worked [in my parents’ shop] during my high school years answering phones, making copies, and rolling my eyes. I remember his own frustration and worry when Walmart came to town and home printers became a trend. Because who needs to order business cards or invitations anymore when you can just print your own?”
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