“Good art is art that allows you to enter it from a variety of angles and to emerge with a variety of views.”
– Mary Schmich
One of the aspects of this job that I’ve come to really value is the variety of new people I get to meet. Every assignment is different in some way, often because each situation or product has a distinct purpose, but ultimately it is the diverse personalities behind each task that make it enriching. Just in the first two weeks of this month, we’ve had the good fortune to work with an engineer from Germany, a graphic designer, a florist, a Canadian university student, a restaurant owner, a caravan salesman…. and today a zoologist who specialises in researching quolls.
We weren’t doing an assignment for him however. He was doing us a favour. We needed a male with long hair and beard, a male with character, a male who looked like he wouldn’t be out of place wearing a cloak and holding a staff. We needed a Merlin. Enter Scott. Contact had been made whilst participating in a student mentoring program at one of the local high schools and after explaining the project to him, he willingly agreed to be a model. And we couldn’t have chosen a more fitting person. He made the photos come alive. Just looking at the shots on the viewer on the camera, we already knew the pictures were going to be remarkable.