I've been working with Johnson String Instrument for many years now. The maker, seller and repair shop for high end string instruments hire me to do many different types of shoots for them. Be it product shots, details of beautiful instruments, shots of the luthiers and staff working, portraits and headshots, images for their annual catalog, coverage of their special events, concerts or master classes, I am always pleased to hear they need me.
Here's a sampling of images taken for them over the past year.
I love working with Johnson. It's a nice change of pace and being around such craftsmanship is always so interesting and inspiring to me! Click on the shot of Amelia below to see the recent work I did (with the help of creative directors Maureen Wall, Heather Shaw and Silvija Kristapsons) for their catalog. It's designed by Pat Nieshoff
I came across this blog post via Facebook and I think it has some really excellent points which I thought I would share.
Carriage House Violins has been a client of mine for a while and I love working with this full service string instrument shop in Newton Upper Falls. Recently, they were bought by Johnson String Instrument, and I was happy to photograph the grande re-opening of Carriage House Violins or Johnson String Instrument. The day entailed lots of performances mostly by Boston area kids' groups, which was so much fun. The kids had such pride in their accomplishment! And the evening had grown-up performers of exceptional talent (I'm sure they're proud of their accomplishments, too). All the while visitors could nosh on yummy apps, enjoy the music floating through the building, and explore the company's beautiful new expanded space.
I was very happy to have a chance to go back to Reuning and Sons and shoot for them. I was there to take some portraits, collect some "artsy" shots and I also caught a few funny moments, like the staff's reaction to owner Christopher Reuning's joke about a monkey piloting a plane. Always a lovely space to shoot in and such nice people to be around.
Carriage House Violins is the home of the masters of violin, cello, viola and bow making, repair and sales. They just moved to a new location in Newton Upper Falls. It was such a great space to shoot in!
I spend a day last week shooting for Ruening & Sons. Great fun!