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!