I am so very fortunate to have recently moved into a new studio and office space at TAG the agency, in the most incredible old brick warehouse at the bottom of the Ngaio Gorge. I've been dreaming about working there for about 15 years, and without any particular prompting from me, (I put it down to a bit of very welcome divine interference), an opportunity to be there has come.
Tom Reidy, Head of Innovation at TAG, and founder of the agency, called me a few weeks ago with an offer that I couldn't refuse. He asked if I would move in there as a sort of tame (resident, at least) photographer. I'm still running my own ship, but I have this new flood of work from TAG, and a crew of fresh and inspirational people to do it alongside. It's every photographer's dream, and I'm still pinching myself a bit.
Our space is enormous. So big that I'm having to work out a solution for making my studio lights all go at once, with a lack of walls and ceiling in close proximity for the signal to bounce properly. The studio is rough around the edges, but full of latent potential. I am desperate to get in there and do things that are creative with this gift I have been given. But first, I'm settling in happily to a TAG flavoured life. Editing images with clever young people around me is so much more fun than my previous isolation. And, I can get a second opinon on my work - not something to be sneezed at.
I am inordinately happy there. It's a novel thing, going to work, and I will be relishing my time there for as long as it is given to me.
If you are interested in what TAG do, check out their website HERE