A few days later I found a package in my mailbox, a cardboard box labeled Dan Whipps Photography. Inside was a hand-assembled booklet that he sends out to prospective clients and I was honored to receive it. But under it was an even bigger surprise – two sturdy glasses. Sliding the booklet from its vellum sleeve, I discovered that it tells the story of the glasses. He says, “So, I found this glass in a hotel room in Michoacan, Mexico… It is utterly unremarkable and yet, it struck me as the perfect vessel,” and he goes on to tell of his search for the same glasses back home, where he ordered four cases.
On the front of the book: “My favorite glass, A love story. With Pictures. Dan Whipps”
A composite for my book of some of my favorite images (of the 16 photos included)
I’m not sure how long he spent working with stylists Debbie Wahl (http://www.debbiewahl.com/) and designer/art director Betty Walke. (http://www.walkeworks.com/) I decided to create a composite of these images for the book to feature in my new chapter on Prop Styling. It provides such good examples of prop styling, as well as an inspiration for self-promotion. Dan Whipps: http://www.whippsphoto.com/