Inspired by his own family businesses (Draughon’s Business College, Parish Photography, and Alamo Photo Labs), Charles decided to photograph other generational businesses.
He journeyed around San Antonio photographing as many family owned businesses as he could to celebrate their history.
Frost Bank loved the concept and sponsored a photo exhibit in their downtown bank. Charles eventually had other banks in other cities do the same.
Charles photographed families in 12 cities from Galveston to Del Rio throughout the 1980’s.
In 2015, JB helped him revive the concept, photographing many of the families from the 80’s but with a new generation. The exhibit featured over 80 family owned business in the Frost Bank lobby.