Hello faithful readers of our photographic journal here at Studio13! I just want to take a minute to thank you for your unending support as we relate to you all the crazy days we go through and our most rewarding jobs.
This week’s journal is about a client we’ve had for a little over a year (thanks to Jen Merrell at Ginovus) but we were sworn to secrecy to never tell a soul…just kidding! It’s not quite that dramatic! However sometimes it is! In our line of business is it not unusual that we have to sign confidentiality agreements about a product or facility. This is the first time we’ve been able to tell you how fabulous this specific client is!
This week, I’m telling you about our day with Commercial Works, a space planning and design firm working to create office and productivity spaces that fit every business—and their individualized needs—to a T. Commercial Works, along with JLL (a nationwide professional real estate services firm) hired Lesle to photograph a new building built for The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). BCSP began in 1969 as a peer certification board. Its sole purpose is to certify practitioners in the safety profession. The value of the safety certification continues to grow and thus the need for space to educate and train has grown as well. BCSP was originally in a 6600 square foot building; so moving into the 30,000 square foot building was a feat that anyone would want to show off—especially Commercial Works and JLL.
Their new building, besides being massive, had all the amenities a functional office could ever want (and some that CEOs only dream of). There were multiple collaboration rooms used for group projects or meetings, training rooms for BCSP’s accredited educational programs, as well as a large break room with a small library and community tables. Perfect for your morning coffee!
The day of the shoot was overcast when Lesle, and her team arrived at the location, but that’s sometimes just what a photographer wants to hear! Clouds are nature’s soft box, and the softness of the light allowed the design to be the star, without trying to match up with the power of the sun; luckily, the shoot simply required supplemental lighting. The neutral tones picked up the soft light and let the pops of color burst through. The warm colors and cool colors chased each other through the interior design, making for an interesting and yet productive workspace.
Whew! Glad to get that off my chest. It’s so hard to keep secrets when your clients are just this cool