Asia Life Images, founded by New Zealand native Debbie Beck, tailor makes montage artworks from a selection of their customer’s favorite photos. The company also supplies a range of bold and unique greeting cards celebrating life in Beijing.
Asia Life Images grew from personal experience: Beck had thousands of photos saved on her personal tech and didn’t know what to do with them all. She hated their new “blank, beige, Beijing walls,” and struggled to find unique artwork to her taste. In response, she made her first montage, working with a professional printer and local framer to create her inaugural piece. With overwhelmingly positive feedback from friends and family, she decided to provide a service assisting others to do the same.
Customers are mainly expats who want to celebrate memories of their time in Asia or significant events such as birthdays, weddings, and farewells. Beck and her team collect the images, edit them, manage the Chinese printer and framer, and deliver the montage. “We do everything to make it as easy as possible for our customers,” Beck says. “We even help to get the images off their devices for them if they need that!” Beck fins the process incredibly rewarding. “The reaction when customers unwrap their framed Montage is priceless!”
Examples of their montages can be seen at London Loft Hair Salon, Elisabeth Koch Hat Studio, Clicia’s Designs, and there are three montages celebrating school events at the British School of Beijing, Shunyi. Montages range in size from 50 cm by 50 cm, up to 50 cm by 150 cm, and cost from RMB 3000 to RMB 5000. “It’s the same price as an art price from 798, but it’s more personal, with less work for the customer, and gives a totally unique result,” Beck says.
The company’s greeting cards are available at all Page One stores across China, The Bookworm, Clicia’s Designs, and London Loft Hair Salon at RMB 25. The cards feature a bold, modern style, with wordplay elements. The current range includes cards for mums, boys, girls, teachers, and a Beijing themed card. “We try to find out what’s missing in the market, gather quirky ideas, and go from there,” says Beck. The forthcoming range will include a dad’s card, a farewell card, and a congratulations card. In everything Asia Life Images produces, she says their goal is “to keep putting a smile on our customers’ faces!”
Asia Life Images
Greeting cards available online or from Page One Bookstores, Bookworm, Clicia’s Designs & London Loft Hair Salon, or contact us. (130 5136 8830, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Photo: Courtesy of Asia Life Images