A project is finished.
This week I’ve finished a long term photography project for one of the largest and most prestigious software houses in Northern Ireland. One of the best parts of this job is the variety of people you get to meet and photograph, everyone from the person on the shop floor to the CEO. Everyone plays their part in building a vibrant company. The last pictures were headshots of a few people that we couldn’t get earlier in the project for one reason or another but mainly because they were traveling to the US and other parts of the globe.
While I’m a self employed photographer, I’m lucky to have a number of businesses I have worked with from either their inception or when they opened a hub in Northern Ireland. The upshot is that I feel like part of the team and believe I’ve contributed to their longevity and success in my own small way. I hope that anytime I finish and deliver a shoot to a client wether new or existing that I have made a small positive impact on their business.
See your work up in lights.
Seeing your work being used as intended wether its up on a 48 sheet poster, website or printed in magazines always comes with a great sense of satisfaction. People viewing the photographs don’t know that you might have been unto your knees in mud, hanging off the side of a building holding the camera in one hand, fighting the wind and rain. None of that really matters, I only get judged on one thing and that’s what people see.
The other part that’s important to me is relationships and how to engage with the people I’m photographing or working with. I don’t put people on pedestals nor look down on them, I simply meet them face to face. I recently had to photograph a CEO, but one of the requirements was that I literally had two minutes to photograph him as that’s all he ever allows when having his picture taken. Twenty plus minutes later I had gotten more than I needed and we stood chatting for five minutes after that! I was back a couple of weeks later with the same organsiation and guess what? He loved the first pictures so much he wanted more, and this time he had blocked out thirty minutes in his diary!