Between 1986 and 1994 I owned and operated my own photography business in Paris ( France ) called PHOTOBADGE . This was a highly profitable operation delivering a wide range of photo-related products and services, including school photos, child-care photos, childbirth photo-reportages, corporate newsletter images (including aerial photography), "Santa" photos and accessories (in shopping centres at Christmas time), weddings, inaugurations, 'bar-mitzvahs', etc. We also marketed an extensive range of photo-based accessories such as personalised badges, fridge magnets, key-rings, calendars, stickers, etc.
The company was so successful that in 1990 I set up a branch office in Tahiti ( French Polynesia ) trading under the name of PUBLIPHOT .
I sold both companies when I emigrated to Australia in 1994.