Janelle King is a staple of all things Wichita. President of the Douglas Design District, owner of The Workroom, and one of the pioneers of reigniting civic pride here where the rivers meet. Photographing her for VIP Wichita Magazine was an honor – getting to know her while doing so is why I love my work.
Normally, a video shoot involves some pre-production meetings, storyboarding, lots of discussion over concept and content, a small army of people on-set, and a well-defined goal.
With Mitch McVicker, all of that is condensed into a quick text that goes something like, “Hey man, I’m going to be in town on Thursday. Can we do a video?” And with Mitch, that’s all I need to know. We’ve worked together since ’09, and my first music video (ever) was with him in Northern Ireland in 2011. From day one, we’ve been a run-and-gun pair that lets our environment determine our course of action and circumstances become opportunities rather than obstacles.
Some images originally published in Kansas Commerce Magazine
Editorial work always comes with its unique set of challenges, and that’s why I love it so, so much. Having your mettle tested in the field is either educational or satisfying…and very often both. Having been commissioned to photograph images of the owners of and current exhibits on display at Harvester Arts, I came prepared for every eventuality.
This Friday, September 29 from 6-9 p.m., my personal project “Shapes” will be shown at Vanya Designs at 520 S. Commerce!
I’ve been working on this project since 2012 and have created 5846 images for it in the process. It’s evolved over these past 5 years, sometimes slowly, and sometimes all at once. See the Artist Statement below for more info on how the project came to be. Huge thank you to Alicia at Vanya Designs for hosting my work, and to DJ Carbon for providing the backbeat for the opening!