10 Aug Matty Shirts!
So a few months ago, I was struck by an idea that quite honestly upset me because I hadn’t thought of it sooner. That idea? Shirts. Shirts with my logos on it. A vain idea? Maybe a little, but I work some pretty large events sometimes. It’s not like I sport my own shirt, strut up to a random person and go, “Yep, (sigh) I don’t know if you know this… but I’m kind of a big deal” (looking off into distance and thumb pointing to my own logo on chest). Sometimes I’m up working my lighting magic in front of crowds prior to said events starting, where I literally have 750 – 1,000 sets of eyes on me as they anxiously await the start of the event. Why would I be up in the lime light, doing lighting photography? My clients will be working/promoting themselves at events, they hire me to cover them working the events, and sometimes we get to have a bit of fun on the venue’s “stage.” This means me, lightings, lots of gear, and staged photo shoots upfront. I’m sure most of the people who are there are wondering what the hell is going on, maybe curious what and why I’m taking photos, and I bet some are wondering what these photos are turning out like. How would they ever get that chance when they don’t have a clue of who I am or where to look? It’s not like I grab I mic, turn the to crowd, “I’m Matty, that was my show, checkout my site, goodnight!” Shirts are a far classier approach, don’t cha think? Those whose interests are perked, can look closer and read my logo.
As of about a month ago, I got a handful of shirts produced for myself and crew. Wearing them at events gives my biz extra cred and visibility, not to mention a uniformity. That’s where I thought the idea would fade off into the sunset, serving it’s basic business function. To my surprise, there have been quite a few requests, people asking for their own piece of Matty fabric. I’d love to accommodate. I mean… you are wanting to buy a shirt to help further my business marketing? Ok, I think I can allow that. So, I’m in the process of figuring out how to get these out there and easy to order, so sit tight guys, and I’ll let you know what I know more on how I can make this happen. They have an athletic fit, solid material, comfy. I’m also going to mix up the placement of logos on the shirt, so if you have ideas, please comment below!