Client visit with agency principal Kim White.

The resemblance is striking and it’s really the kind of place that you hate to leave. I was recently in Milford to visit with my long-time client Kim White who has a company called Open Road Creative Marketing.

Kim is generous in all aspects of life; especially as an artist and as a creative collaborator. Both times that I’ve visited his Milford shop I wondered to myself as I climbed the steps, “what will I learn today?” Both times I learned valuable and unexpected things that I’ve added to my own creative arsenal.

Typically my drop-ins revolve around showing my latest print portfolio, though lately I find that an “unscheduled” photo session is a much better activity. I say “unscheduled” with a wink and a nod because I’m always planning on pulling out my camera. Trust me when I say that demonstrating creative abilities with a camera is better than doing so with a print.

An added plus is that by creating something sharable and beneficial to the subject, you’ve made an impression that’s hard to forget.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer specializing in creating environmental on-location portraits and corporate photo libraries for blue chip companies.