The client who won’t take no for an answer breaks the boundaries and teaches me the value of saying “why not?”
Fashion photography is magic. It’s perfect down to the last detail, but the scenes they capture exist only long enough to take the photo. It’s a make believe world, not something of permanence. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a fashion photographer would approach their site as prop. It doesn’t have to work forever, just at the moment you need it.
Then the style changes and you tear down the set and create a new one.
SmugMug is a great platform for photography websites, but it has its limitations. Eddie simply doesn’t accept them.
We’ve all had one of those clients, who is always tweaking the little details. The quintessential nitpicky client. God bless him for that. The old dictum is true, god is in the details. It takes a keen eye to see those little details that make a site reflect your own style.
I believe in clean, simple sites, particularly for photographers. Bold strokes detract from your images, and that’s the cardinal sin. So to make your site your own it comes down to the details.
Eddie is constantly coming up with ideas, most of which just can’t be accomplished with SmugMug. Hell, some of them can’t be done because they violate the laws of physics.
But it’s by asking the impossible, and me considering the impossible, that from time to time we’ve come up with solutions that work. And of course, New Yorkers are demanding. He no longer even accepts no for an answer, and I’ve taken to answering every request he has with no. More often than not we find something altogether new that works.
Fashion is a demanding, fast paced, ever changing industry. Taking on a client in that industry is an investment in time and creativity. With Eddie, that investment pays off again in again, with new features I get to bring to other clients, and an insight into the never ending pursuit of perfection, in an imperfect world.