GR Current is a new tech-hub and start-up incubator in Grand Rapids that strives to reach out to tech and medical startup businesses for support, guidance and mentorship.
According to their website, “GR Current has the space, relationships, and funding to transform ideas into viable businesses. If you’re looking for guidance and support for your vision, it’s right here. “
I had the chance to photograph their staff, in a group portrait and individual images. To round out the experience, we filled a bucket with Michigan craft for everyone to enjoy during the photo shoot.
My inspiration for this type of photograph came from a Forbes magazine cover.
Photo copyright: Forbes Magazine
A few of my outakes of the individuals. You can tell they are outtakes since every person has sunglasses on. I love how honest and present everybody is in their portrait.
Editorial photography is one of my favorite types of work. One of the most rewarding parts about is meeting new people with innovative ideas. Recently, I was introduced to JR Reynolds, founder of Good Food Battle Creek.
To quote JR
“We all believe that our food system is broken, and so we are meeting in order to create greater cohesiveness among each other.”
I met JR at the greenhouse for Good Food Battle Creek. Their facility was breathtaking and beautiful, we had a lot of time to have fun and make some photographs along the way.
This year, I was nominated for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award by the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce in their annual EPIC Awards. Being nominated is humbling and wonderful at the same time. Running against me for the award was Genius Phone Repair, who went on to win, having built a business into seven locations and over sixty employees. That’s a lot done before 35. My co-worker, Bri Luginbill, used their services when her Iphone screen was shattered, and she told me they were fast, efficient and the price was remarkable! Congratulations to both founders of Genius Phone Repair for your award - it was well deserved.