I’m a bit of an outlier as a solo commercial photographer. I work completely alone without a crew or even an assistant. Few of my peers work this way.
Most of my close friends in the business rely on an ever-changing cast of peers and support staff to execute from concept to completion.
One of the best photography collaborators I know is Marie McMillen. She is a unique artist who is known in my world for her interior styling for commercial and editorial photography for the hospitality industry. She’s based in Northern Ireland and works all over Europe and North America.
We have a lot of overlap our personal and professional lives, especially pertaining to the creation of art in new and different places. Marie and I both love to travel to far-flung to do our work because we both know that more of the world we see the better our work will be.
I was in Belfast not too long ago and I was thrilled to have a chance to spend some time in person with Marie. While we are well-acquainted with each other’s projects, hearing about them in person at the same table makes the artistic exchange so much more memorable.
These are the kinds of moments artists relish.
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.