Thanksgiving 2011

Here in the Unit­ed States on Thurs­day, we cel­e­brate Thanks­giv­ing —  to spend time with fam­i­ly and friends and to give thanks for all we have been giv­en.

This has been a good year for my pho­tog­ra­phy.

I am thank­ful for the influ­ence my clients have had on me.  Most of my archi­tec­tur­al and inte­ri­or work is a col­lab­o­ra­tion with design­ers.  The word “col­lab­o­ra­tion” comes from latin and means to “work togeth­er”.  My joy comes when I under­stand what a design­er desires to com­mu­ni­cate and then cre­at­ing a pho­to­graph to con­vey their state­ment.  Even the his­toric recor­da­tion work I do is a col­lab­o­ra­tion with the orig­i­nal design team,   although they have left it up to me to inter­pret and pre­serve pho­to­graph­i­cal­ly what they have built!

The adver­tis­ing work is def­i­nite­ly a co-labor to com­mu­ni­cate with a par­tic­u­lar mar­ket.

The con­ver­sa­tions of how to inter­pret a room, a build­ing or a prod­uct has been edu­ca­tion­al.  There are always new per­spec­tives to appre­ci­ate and under­stand.

Some of my clients may not real­ize I also shoot location/environmental por­traits.  Even those pho­tographs are a col­lab­o­ra­tion between the sub­ject and the pho­tog­ra­ph­er.   The pho­tographs rep­re­sent a moment in that person’s life and the rela­tion­ships that are built on those projects are most enjoy­able.

So, thank you for being in my life.  Thank you for the trust you have had for my style and abil­i­ty of pho­tog­ra­phy.

I hope you have a great Thanks­giv­ing!

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