Photoflex Reopens Following April Shuttering

Photoflex Reopens Following April Shuttering


Scotts Valley, CA—Following an April announcement that Photoflex, a 30-year manufacturer of photographic lighting products, would be closing up shop, the company is now in the process of working through its difficulties. 

“Photoflex would like to thank all of our supporters over the last 30 years,” wrote owners Gene Kester and Sharon Reeves in early April. “They have been filled with very fond memories and challenges from our start-up days out of a garage through our multiple locations and countries we have done business in over the years. To our employees past and present—our 30 years in business could not have been done without you and you will forever hold our thanks and support.”

The owners cited health reasons and “industry changes that we no longer have the ability to invest in,” as the reasons for the shuttering. However, they are now resolved that the Photoflex brand will live on and they are working through opportunities that will keep their offices open. 

Photoflex is still servicing its existing dealers and distributors and will do so until all opportunities have been addressed.