I stood watching Garry with increasing pride as he put together this large piece for a customer yesterday and was inspired to photograph him as he worked. "Why do you do it?" I asked him. My eyes welled up with his answer "Do you have any idea how proud I am of working with all these creative people?" It was a question I could answer myself on any day. "Yes...", I replied, "...I do". I was emotional because of his passion which resonated with me. He genuinely loved what he was doing and he was committed to making sure that every bit of attention was paid to every tiny detail, even the lovely scented polish he was using.
While I pondered his response, it struck me not for the first time how very privileged I am to be doing something I really love and I guess that is how Garry must have felt as well as he lovingly and carefully polished the mounted print before making up the packing case.
We feel even more privileged to be in a position where we see nothing but beautiful creations each day, every one of them being unique in their own right. You see we print and mount loads of pictures every day and no two are ever alike.
The piece Garry was working on was sent to us by a regular client (of a number of years), Ken Lewis. Ken is a talented nature photographer and also has a wonderful portfolio of skylines from his native Liverpool. This 3 metre long print which was mounted on 3mm aluminium Dibond(tm) had been commissioned by his client to be hung in their reception area.
So when our customers call or email us to thank us for the print they have just received, we are able to respond genuinely... "the pleasure is ours, really it is."