Colette Ballou is one of what I like to refer to as “The Mighty Three”. Since the very first days of my journey on this photographic career, there have been three key individuals who have opened more doors for me, introduced me to more people, and have been an incredible support. Colette is one of them.
Needless to say, whenever Colette asks, it’s never a question. I won’t get into the “who she’s worked with,” but let’s just say roster reads of #holyshitareyoukiddingme clients. And on and on and on … So when the lady who knows quality when she sees it keeps you on file as THE guy to turn to for images, your bring your A game. Every. Damn. Time.
A prime example of Colette’s stye – an event I was working a few years back. Phone rings. “Oh, it’s Colette. I wonder if she’s here?”. “Hey, are you busy? I can get you backstage, and there’s someone here you’re going to want to get some shots of.”
Out of respect for Colette’s work and the sometimes confidential nature of it, I won’t name said person; however it was one of those moments of coming around the corner, seeing the person in question, and turning to Colette and saying, “Are you f*cking kidding me?”. Followed only by her patented smile, and the words, “Go! Get it done. They won’t be here for long.”
A true supporter from day one, Colette, it’s my privilege and honour to work with you. In the past, in the present, and in the future.
Enjoy, and if you’d like to work with me, get in touch!