Agency Access Portraits

You know their voices.  Now you can see what they look like.  For those of you who have a list with Agency Access, or have received calls from them, you probably have not met most of the folks who work there.  I was asked to take some “formal” portraits of the staff and it turned into a day filled with fun and laughter.  Keith Gentile has created a work environment where fun is encouraged.  As these photos show, there was no lack of horsing around.  That’s what I call a perfect shooting environment – some seriousness mixed in with lots of good old fashion laughter.   I’ll post more portraits in the next day or so.

Jaime and Charles

Blogs Being Editorial

I have always thought that a blog should be more than just a tool for self-promotion.   This was reinforced this past week in interviews of art buyers, reps and photographers I filmed for a project sponsored by Agency Access and created by Amanda Sosa Stone, Suzanne Sease and Jennifer Kilberg.  When asked about the importance of social networking as a means for photographers to market themselves, each said it is extremely important for photographers to have a blog and be associated with twitter and Facebook.  In particular, most said they’d like to see more editorial content in blogs.  It is informative — not just for our own growth as photographers, but also for the creatives who hire us — to explore how our experiences and view of the world inform our work.