I was recently faced with a challenging situation. A client needed interior photographs of the Chinese Hospital in San Francisco. The hospital authorized us to shoot for one day, but we had two days of work and we had two days - less than forty-eight hours - to prepare.
So, we pulled a double. Sixteen hours on the job. It worked out wonderfully thanks to the combined efforts of the team: Interior Designer, Kai-Yee Woo, Architects Project Manager Michael Wang, Architects Marketing Manager Rachel Royce, Marketing Consultant Andy Hill, and Multiple Models.
My two assistants, Ellen Williams and Josh Franta were great. They stuck with me every step of the way without a complaint, pulled their load and did a great job of both following instrutions and correcting errors.
I couldn’t have done it without them. I credit my experience in the US Navy with giving me the discipline. logistical and leadership skills I needed to organize and successfully an interiors photography shoot on such short notice.
It was fun and I was in my element - high pressure, high expectations and demanding schedule.
The final images look great, but won't be revealed until after publication.