As a surprise for my mother I want to scan my BarMitzvah album which after 20 years is falling apart. The pages are broken from the binder and is very rarely looked at.
The hired photographer is no longer in business as far as I can tell. I’ve tried calling the phone number that is on the inside page and it is a residence. He had worked out of his house and it has changed owners twice.
I’ve done a google search on the business name in New Jersey and it has also come up blank.
I’m aware that the photographer owns the copyright on the pictures and I need his permission to scan them. I also know nothing physically prevents me from putting the pages in my scanner and scanning them but I do want to do it the legal way.