|Posted by Curtis on March 5, 2010 at 8:56 AM|
In the past two months I have been asked to provide photographs to decorate the offices of two businesses in Atlanta. One is a large non-profit and the other is a major downtown law firm. In both cases I thought the client was interested in one genre and when I arrived at the offices I was mistaken. This goes to show that you really can not judge your audience before you arrive.
In the first case I thought the client was interested in images that would convey a somewhat religious theme and put together my portfolio to reflect that theme. When I arrived, I realized that any one religion would turn off the others. That did not cross my mine when I thought about the nature of their business. So I regrouped and came up with images that conveyed peace and calm and that seemed to be what was wanted. The framed signed photos have been delivered and are hanging in the offices now.
In the second case the law firm that contacted us was almost the same. Sense they were a major downtown firm with clients from across the country we organized out portfolio to reflect a more cosmopolitan approach. Again, I was not on target. They were interested in the set of photos that reflect the old south. This was not what we thought their interest was but was something that we could do. I am now designing a wall outside of the firm’s conference room that would reflect that theme. Some of the large images printed are on paper and some on canvas. The collective theme of the wall will be stunning.
The experience we had in our Barnesville, Georgia show gave me the impression that the diversity of media is a good thing. It showcases the different ways the images can be presented. After all, presentation is everything. The Barnesville Lamar Art Center Gallery will be open on weekends and running through the end of March.
Although we have many photos that are in private collections in homes, the office is a great place to show and appreciate fine are photographs. If you are interested in decorating your offices please contact us and we will do out best to meet your creative needs.