Peter spent time earlier this month at a beautiful home in the Chickasaw Gardens neighborhood. While the owner has made several renovations and additions to the house, the exposed wooden beams and stone-work express a history of the home within Memphis' iconic neighborhood.
We are pleased to share this home architecture study with you.
Last week, we had the pleasure of spending the evening with our friends at Paradox Catering. This amazing group of chefs, lead by Chef Jimmy Gentry, are bringing unique & beautiful dishes to their friends, fans, & clients at Weddings, Paradox Underground, Cafe Brooks by Paradox and (most recently) Izakaya Memphis!
So glad we were able to be a part of this! Check out the full gallery here: https://creationmemphis.shootproof.com/paradox
Memphis Residential Architectural Photography: Peter Conrey.
We didn't do this because it was Black history month. We didn't do this because of a personal connection to this neighborhood. We did do it (just a little bit) because it was a cool way to give back to Memphis - and we, of course, like doing that sort of thing.
The main reason we did this was because I met pastor Roger Brown last October on a photoshoot for American Cancer Society. As I got to know him, I couldn’t help but catch a glimpse of the passion, love and energy that he had for his community.
I knew that I wanted to help him.
These days, Memphis is all about campaigns and opportunities to serve the community, ways to lift Memphis to new heights. All of these things are fantastic and are doing very positive for Memphis. But, none of them work without amazing people who care a great deal about the cause and are champions of that cause everywhere they go.
Pastor Brown and James Nelson, the newly hired director of The Stone Community Development Corp., have decided that they are going to redeem their little part of Memphis located just west of Soulsville - it serves as the gateway from the south part of downtown into the rest of Soulsville and South Memphis. They know that they can't change the entire city but they can definitely make a huge impact on their sphere of influence. Whitestone Baptist Church has been on the street, in this community for 100 years and has only had four pastors before Pastor Brown. They obviously have a long line of caring leaders - through a long and crazy history. The people of this church love their city, love their little neighborhood, and love the people that call it home.
The zeal for change that I felt when I was around them was contagious. It was so strong that FedEx, Lehman Roberts, and Servicemaster all decided to join in on the fun. A great beginning was accomplished and we are excited to be a small part of telling their story.
There are some amazing people and companies in Memphis who have the resources to make a difference. And the moral of this story is that the difference they make can be profound.
We are just now at stage-one of the multi year project. Can’t wait to see where this goes!
The "rainbow-crosses" photo is now available for purchase and it's supporting an amazing cause!
We have had so many requests for a printed copy of this image of the double-rainbow and crosses. But, we are so blessed by the image, ourselves - with the timing and under what circumstances it happened - that we didn't want to just 'sell' it.
We are now excited to be able to offer it in a way that gives back to the Memphis community in a fantastic way!
What is a "Cinemagraph"?
A Cinemagraph is simply defined as a moving picture (a GIF). But there is much more to a Cinemagraph than simply a moving picture. These new forms of art are meant to grab attention through "less-than-obvious" movement.
The eye is attracted to subtle movement in pictures when we may not be actively looking for movement. Our minds actually tune out still photo ads due to a recent social media phenomenon called "Ad Fatigue."
A Cinemagraph is a new take on the standard photo vs. video question made largely possible by social medias new features like auto-play. You may have been annoyed by the auto-play feature of FaceBook videos recently, which is where the photo-aspect of a Cinemagraph steps in to help. It's less material for viewers minds to absorb, but when executed properly, a Cinemagraph can tell just as much of a story.
Want some facts?
Cinemagraphs vs. Still photos on FaceBook produce up to 85% more engagements
Because of the higher engagement of social media/internet ads, there is often a 45% avg. decrease in Cost per Click
How is it done?
We can't tell you all our secrets! But here is the basic idea:
Step 1: The artists at Creation Studios get to know you and your business and storyboard ideas that will subtly and successfully represent different aspects of your business. Here's one of Spencer's beautiful sketches:
Step 2: After we have a plan, we set up and shoot.
Step 3: We work some magic with some different softwares to create the final product in high-quality video format which can be posted to social media, websites, attached in emails, or used in ads (Netflix is notorious for all of these!)
Here's the final result:
We'd love to talk to you more about how your company can use Cinemagraphs, so let's get in touch!
Check out our virtual reality Christmas Card! Move clockwise through our studio to see our team and find Donny for a message to you!
We will have progress updates for nexAir, llc coming soon as the renovations continue!
We are always so happy to show off the great things about Memphis. One of the best things about it is that we are home to one of the brightest lights of hope and healing on the entire planet, St. Jude Hospital. On this project, commissioned by Prestress Services, we are focusing on the parking structure - but with a place like St. Jude, even that should look amazing.
Thanks for letting us help you tell your story, Prestress Services!
We love working with all of our various types of clients, but architectural photography is a really fun and rewarding challenge.
It's not every day that we get flown off to New York for a photo session with our couples. But, when we do, we make the most of it! Man, from the first slice of pizza, to the Uber's and cab rides, and to all of the places that we have seen in the movies - we had an amazing time on this little trip.
Memphis is amazing for photography, but we are always down for a little field-trip.
Here are few of our faves from the CITY.
It was just a little bit cold when we were there, but you can't tell that one bit by looking at the warmth between Jennifer and David. We are so excited to share these with the world!! Can't wait for the wedding!!
And we even got a shot with Time-Square Elmo! (then he took his head off and asked for two bucks! LOL)
We spent the day at Lausanne Collegiate School, and the scheduled film production turned into an impromptu lesson in the importance of community, collaboration and supporting one another.
Matt had the opportunity to work on a feature film over the past month. Read about his experience!
We love being a part of such an exciting part of the Memphis arts community. Broad Ave is a small street in the heart of the city lined with shops and galleries full of people who love celebrating local artists, great food, great music, and who just love to have fun!
Twice a year Broad invites all of Memphis to join us for the Broad Ave Art Walk. This year, the Creation Studios team decided to put together a little project to capture the spirit of event.
We started with a blank canvas that simply said, "Art Is..." Then we asked attendees to fill in the blank.
We were shocked at how diverse and interesting the response was.
I discover a new insight each time I spend time looking at the finished piece. My favorite -- try to find the word that appears most often. I love it!
Art Is Broad: The Video
If you'd like to have a matted copy of you own (16x22 - $45) just let us know. Proceeds will go to the Broad Ave Arts District, and next year will be even bigger and better!