PORTRAITS ON LOCATION
When I started making fine art portraits I always knew I had a global clientele of people who want the best and appreciate my work and capabilities. At first, I relied on San Antonio as a destination city, but I always had an eye to be able to visit discerning clients internationally whose time was worth so much that it was a better decision to bring me to them than ask them to come to me.
While I have an amazing studio in San Antonio, I planned ahead and created the ability to duplicate my studio concept around the world as a "pop up". I can rent studios, use meeting spaces in hotels, use indoor basketball or tennis courts at finer homes, the possibilities are endless.
I then created a concept where I could cluster portraits around a trip to a major city. In late 2019 I had the opportunity to create a proof of concept with ten individuals in Toronto. As is the case in some of my work, I was required to sign an NDA which I am happy to do, so needless to say, I worked out the logistics to duplicate this process anywhere in the world.
Moving forward as the world is opening up, I have the capacity to create ten destination trips that have a minimum of ten discerning clients who can bring me to them and allow me to spend five days creating something unique and never before available.
This concept works as well in the United States as it does anywhere else and the key to its success is having a local "Ambassador" help me make this amazing experience happen for a group of at least ten people. The Ambassador's responsibilities are outlined here, specifying the things I need this special person to do. That person will be compensated fairly and they will become a part of each portrait client's story. At this level, portraits are all about the story. This is why I say it is a movie with one frame.
The minimum space needed to do a remote studio is 25 feet (8 Meters) wide by 50 feet deep (15 Meters), with high ceilings (greater than 12 feet is preferred). Electrical requirements are not unreasonable and I can work with 120 or 220-240 volt systems. In Europe, three 13 amp circuits are needed to power all lights and equipment.
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SEND YOUR PLANE
For clients who have their own airplane, it may be logistically simpler to send it to me and we can load up my gear and go anywhere in the world. I'm aware that the value of your time may be such that we need to go to great lengths to accommodate and I'm up to the challenge. We have many Fixed Base Operators in San Antonio and I can coordinate with your aviation department and make this happen.
The equipment, portrait samples, easels, frame samples, etc., are too big and heavy to pack as standard luggage on a commercial flight. I can work out on an individual basis what we need to bring for your particular trip.