Creating a photo archive for a business
I’ve been a member of my local Altrincham and Sale Chamber of Commerce for over 12 years, and the official photographer for at least 10. During that time I’ve shot about 90% of the events that have been put on. I’ve taken portraits of Chamber Presidents and Vice Presidents, recorded speakers at events and lunches, taken group shots and candid images of people at breakfast networking events. I’ve photographed the winners and runners up of every single Business Awards since their inception a decade ago (with the exception of two years ago, when the awards were held virtually because of the pandemic).
Over those years I’ve amassed a huge number of photographs that acts as a historical document of the life of the Chamber during those ten years. They’re an archive that shows a decade in the life of an important business organisation in the town. You can see members who’ve left and those who’ve stayed. You can see the range of venues we’ve visited (some of which no longer exist!). It’s a record that I’m proud to have created.
The latest chapter took place last week, with a drinks reception to celebrate the inauguration of the current President, Martin Buckle. Of course, a local restaurant was chosen to host the event – Jardim Rodrizio in the centre of Altrincham. And, perhaps in contrast to pre-Covid times, the atmosphere was a relaxed and informal. It’s interesting to look back through the years to see subtle changes in how we expect to behave at events – from formal sit down affairs where the expectation was to be suited and booted in years gone by through to more casual relaxed events these days.
Events are now in full swing as the summer beckons. I’ve still some spaces in the diary available though, if you’d like to get in touch with details to get a quotation. Please message me through this site or give me a call on 07766 815703.