John with camera in Western China, 1992

John Chaisson

Archivast was founded by entrepreneur and life-long photographer John Chaisson. While searching online for a unique birthday present for his wife, John recognized the difficulty in finding beautiful and affordable photography that could be purchased as art for their home.  John created Archivast to help bring more art photography to customers online and at pop up events.  The world's archives are full of photographs people haven't see for decades and from these archives the Archivast team finds the most compelling, beautiful images and presents them to our audience together with curators who know and live each theme.  John's lifetime passions of photography and discovery come together at Archivast and he hopes you connect with, and enjoy what we find.

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Stephen at MOMA, 2006

Stephen Bridges

Stephen Bridges’ background spans multiple categories of media, from television production to web content development. But his first love is ART, in every facet: looking at it, writing about it, and at times, creating it. His experience in both event production and public relations seamlessly merged into a successful tenure as a marketing executive for art foundations in both Houston and Miami. Now, as a partner at Archivast, Stephen breathes new life into historic photo archives, elevating their images into authentic art photography.

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