Twelve. The number of years ago this week I set out on a new life with Shreve Imaging. I put all my eggs in one huge basket of faith.
I want to thank all the clients who’ve placed their trust in me over the years, and all the people who’ve supported me in pursuit of the dream.
I’m often reminded of an experience I had a while back when I was asked to photograph the C.E.O of Wal-Mart for Kellogg at the Wal-Mart home office. The photo was to be a life-size stand-up of Lee Scott posing with Tony the Tiger to promote Kellogg’s branding in select stores around the country. When I arrived, I was taken to a very nice studio with a green-screen, set up with video lighting. I began to set up my gear & my own lighting, when my Wal-Mart handler informed me I was not to be in that area, and that I would be photographing in a storage closet outside the studio. I couldn’t believe it. But here it is. This is where I photographed the CEO of the largest corporation in the world with one of the world’s most widely recognized corporate icons. I was given exactly five minutes for the shoot. No time for adjustments, makeup, variations, nothing. So here’s the result.
Wal-Mart CEO Less Scott with Tony The Tiger at Wal-Mart headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas
The new year is bringing some exciting new changes for Shreve Imaging.
First, I’ve moved into a new office with a small studio space in downtown Fayetteville. It features a large natural light source with an incredible view of Mount Sequoyah and the historic courthouse shown in the interactive panorama below.
I’m still in the process of getting things set up, and will post a panorama when the space is complete.
Also, I’ve begun teaching an Introduction To Photography class at Northwest Arkansas Community College. Tuesday was my first class, and it went really well. The students responded well, and I think it will be a good learning experience for myself, and hopefully for them .