A few years ago when I left the film industry, I remember thinking “finally I won’t feel like a bag lady carrying a ton of stuff with me everywhere I go.” Clearly, at that point, I didn’t know that I would end up being an Interior Photographer. For most of my shoots I show up bright and early in the morning with an assistant, a handtruck, & about 7 bags of assorted gear. Last year I started shooting for BizBash, an event industry trade publication. I am sent out to document the decor, the space, & the unique design elements of the event. What I love about shooting these jobs is that I have about 45 minutes to capture the essence of the transformed event space- and it’s just me, my camera, and one little flash. I don’t even bring a purse with me!
Orchid Dinner, Madarin Oriental – NYC
This summer I found myself begrudgingly at The Short Hills Mall in New Jersey. While longing to leave (as I am not a fan of shopping, nonetheless at the mall!), I spotted these men. Why were they at the mall? Something tells me they have female counterparts shopping while they sit as if they are in the waiting room of a doctor’s office waiting for someone to come tell them the diagnosis. My men at the mall diagnosis:
Husband: Bored & Poor. Wife: Who cares! She’s got a whole new wardrobe!
Though I am sometimes haunted by the pressures of social networking, it has actually gotten me a few jobs. An old friend (who I haven’t seen in almost 10 years!) and I are twitter buddies. Tweet heads? Twitteries? Twitsters? Is there a name for a person you are connected to via Twitter? Thanks to @nicnewcomb, I have been shooting for Brooklyn Home Company. They flip brownstones. They are designers. They are artists. They are fun. They are extremely talented. …and most of the shoots are within 5 minutes of my house. Sounds like the perfect client to me. Maybe I can get them to redo my apartment and then I won’t have to leave home for the next shoot!
(click here for a link to the slideshow!)