As Shakespeare wrote "... is a kind of integrity, if you look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else". Actually it's a line from "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead" where Richard Dreyfus explains the theater. I'm not sure if it appears anywhere in Hamlet! This line has resonated with me at many times in my life, particularly in the recent vacating of my studio space in the American Industrial Center.
It was in 2005 that I first moved into the building and set up my commercial photography business. In the early days it saw a lot of traffic from client work, personal projects, and the occasional rental to other photographers. In more recent years it sat vacant for months at a time. This was not because of a lack of work, but rather a gradual shift to work done on location.
After 8 years I've passed the torch to my old friend Matt Hollis. When he told me his 400 square foot space just wasn't cutting it, I knew the 1100 my space offered was just what he needed, and that I was ready to let it go. Hollis Architects took over my studio in early August. It's cathartic for me. I had invested a lot of time and emotion into that space. It initially represented my professional stature as a photographer. But I've also grown and matured with my own work and love working on location. I'm looking forward to this new world I'm entering.
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