08 Jun Tiare At NAAM
Last month, one of my regular clients, Tiare Floral Design, was chosen to accent the Gala Fundraiser at the Northwest African American Museum with his floral designs. Owner, Tomasi Boselawa, asked me to attend so that I could photograph his work that would be spread throughout the museum. I have captured Tomasi’s work many times, but this was the first at a live event, as all the other occasions were in a staged setting and lighting. This time around I’d be capturing it with the existing lighting. The assignment was just that – capture the flowers in an event setting, to showcase this in a realistic event environment. It’s funny how you have to present things to people like this, as if seeing well-photographed floral designs in a studio doesn’t translate to the possibility of it sitting on a table at an event. But I get it, and I was happy to attend and photograph the designs in such an environment.
There were 30+ centerpieces and five larger arrangements. With so many centerpieces to create, the design had to be fairly simple, but that didn’t mean that it had to be boring by any means. Walking into the building, I could easily pick out Tomasi’s work, it’s got a flair and style rarely seen. Elegance through simplicity and lines, never trying to overdo it by adding more content to designs. I love clients like Tomasi, cause he makes my job pretty dang easy, I just need to ensure I properly capture it. If you search back through my blog, you’ll see numerous shoots we’ve done, all of the pieces he designed are unique and like nothing I’ve ever seen.
His designs were sprawled across the entirety of the museum so I got a good history lesson while I traveled the building capturing the flowers. Enjoy the photos from this event, and keep an eye out for Project Showcase content coming soon!