BEHIND THE LENS

by Cheryl Welk, Graphics & Media for Howard Elliott

Cheryl Welk, Graphics & Media

Cheryl Welk, Graphics & Media

I hate having my picture taken. Probably the weirdest thing you would hear from someone that does photography, right? But if you think about it, there is a reason photographers are always behind the camera and not in front of it ☺. They want to capture the beauty in their surroundings or of the subject they are shooting, not they, themselves.

Colleen, our Director of Sales, told me that the comedian Carrot Top visited our Las Vegas Showroom once and said, “Wow! This isn’t a place you can be self conscious in.” And you know what? When you think about it, he couldn’t be more right! Surrounded by mirrors at every turn, look, and there you are from every angle!

Our Las Vegas Showroom 1/2016

Our Las Vegas Showroom 1/2016

I have been taking photos of mirrors for Howard Elliott for almost 7 years now and have grown accustomed to seeing, and even NOT seeing myself in every one. Now when I shoot the new samples I find myself taking a few funny pictures of my reflection. Because hey, even though it is work, you have to have a little fun with it.

Edge Mirror #29011 Unedited

Edge Mirror #29011 Unedited

Silas Square Mirror #56168, Convex is always fun.

Silas Square Mirror #56168, Convex is always fun.

Custom Mirror for the Intercontinental Hotel in NOLA. This mirror is so huge, I am teeny tiny in the reflection ☺ 

Custom Mirror for the Intercontinental Hotel in NOLA. This mirror is so huge, I am teeny tiny in the reflection ☺ 

Mr. Berk even can't help getting captured in a few reflections!

Mr. Berk caught in the background at our High Point Showroom this April

Mr. Berk caught in the background at our High Point Showroom this April

How about you? Are you a “Check yourself out” in the shop windows kind of person? Or are you more of a “Look at everything BUT your reflection” person? Tell us in the comments.