Well, we had a new employee start at David Laslett photography today. Her name is Isabel and she comes from Germany. She is also made of Acrylic and arrived by postIn light of recent contracts won, I thought it was high time I invested in a new Mannequin. Not something I have ever bought before, but she is now assembled and standing in the corner of the studio, next to the product table and the Guitars, and ready to start work.
Isabel’s first job will be to model clothing. This is a Commercial Photography job for a local clothes designer. Images will be processed in photoshop for use on the web, and in printed catalogues, so cutouts will be produced for these, removing Isabel from the pics entirely (sorry, Isabel, nothing personal!). By the way, she ARRIVED from the manufacturer with the name Isabel, so please don’t think I’m getting kooky in my own age and naming my props!
Today also saw several other enquiries from local businesses – both for commercial photography and Web Design, which sounds promising. Also 2 bookings for Wedding Photography today – one for 2011 and one for 2012, so that’s nice! You can check out my latest wedding photographs on the website.
On a more personal note, this week saw the anniversary of the passing of a very dear friend of mine, Jeannie Saxe. Earlier in my career it was Jean who offered me the job at the tour operator First Choice (where I spent 10 years), advancing my career significantly. Jean was a mentor and a great friend and gave me the opportunity to work in Web Design and fulfil my creative ambitions. It is fair to say that without Jean’s help I would not be where I am today. Thanks Jeannie.