This collection of Memphis photography will take you through the main parkways, down the side-streets, and even into some of the back alleys of Memphis; it will show you the parts of Memphis that you recognize, but hopefully in a way you haven’t seen before.
I want to personally thank Johnny Pitts and Mat Lipscomb for trusting me with this project. We began the conversation 18 months ago with the goal of having something “different” for the walls of their Memphis headquarters, which was undergoing a massive renovation. I knew two things when I approached them with the idea – they were innovative and they loved Memphis. From the beginning, it was clear that they were excited to not just settle for boring, generic artwork from some stockroom. They wanted a story – they wanted inspiration. I left those meetings with a camera bag full of lenses and a pocket full of trust. That’s all I needed.
For the next year, I was able to follow my inspiration wherever and whenever it took me. Middle of the night or middle of the day, from Shelby Farms to Harbor Town – I was everywhere. The product of that inspiration now adorns the hallways and offices of the L&P building in the heart of Memphis and is enjoyed by hundreds of people daily – so much fun!!
Bonus to the story: We never settle for just a nice picture – there has to be MORE.
-Hidden LP Logo:: We hid one of the LP logos somewhere within each of the 34 large prints hanging in the hallways. This is awesome for two reasons – one, as an artistic expression we wanted to drive home the idea that L&P is a part of the fabric of Memphis (Johnny and Matt loved this idea). And two, it’s just fun. The employees and guests can engage with the photos on each floor as they search for the hidden logo – it’s a game, it’s a story.
-Giving back to Memphis:: Jeremy Park (director of the Lipscomb and Pitts Breakfast Club) and I thought that it would be a fantastic idea to connect this to a project dear to both of us – The Memphis Fallen Officer Memorial. This massive memorial is being privately funded by the citizens and businesses of Memphis to honor our fallen heroes, and we want to be a part of it. So, a large portion of every print sold will go directly to that fund-raising effort. That feels pretty good!
Check out the full collection HERE –
If something grabs your eye, you might consider purchasing one of the stunning metal prints for your walls and support a great cause.
Here are a few shots from the open house last week – it was so much fun getting to share the stories behind each of the photos (almost got arrested at the airport – ha!)