Communication Arts Interviews Lee Crum

Get to know Lee Crum a little better via this feature in Communication Arts Insights:

If you have a degree in what field is it? College was never so good as my first four freshman years. They were my favorite.

What was your strangest assignment? Shooting a child, for a drug company, that was in a coma (and had been for over eleven years)

Which photographer would you like to meet? Peter Beard.

What famous person (living or dead) would you most like to photograph? The Dalai Lama.

Aside from your camera and lighting, what item could you not work without? Sunglasses.

Is there anything you would not digitally retouch? Most of my work.

From where do your best ideas originate? When I’m laying in bed in the middle of the night.

How do you overcome a creative block? I play tennis.

Do you have creative pursuits other than photography? I love modern architecture. I designed my home in New Orleans.

What music are you listening to right now? A lot of Radiohead.

What’s your approach to balancing work and life? I spend a large amount of time with my family. They are my soul. I also bring them with me on the road as often as I can.

What’s your favorite quote? While hard work pays off later, procrastination always pays off now.

Do you have any advice for people just entering the profession? It’s got to be your passion, otherwise don’t try it. You will ultimately be disappointed with the fact that it is too much business and not enough shooting.

What’s one thing you wish you knew when you started your career? When it would end…so I could pace myself!

One Thousand Cranes For Japan

We recently did a portfolio show at Team One and were stopped in our tracks by their display of beautiful origami cranes in their lobby.

Lisa Matthews explained that Team One had made a donation to the Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Relief Fund which (thanks to One Thousand Cranes For Japan) allows you to download beautifully created designs that can be made into origami cranes. Under Japanese tradition a wish may be granted in response to someone with the devotion to fold one thousand origami cranes.

Lisa and all the Team One ladies were kind enough to let us partake in making some cranes of our own which will be added to the Team One collection. As stated on‘We are hoping many thousands of you will fold and then place your crane somewhere prominent so that it might inspire others to also focus their intent and devotion toward those in the grip of this tragedy.’

Click here to get involved.

Team One Lobby

Team One Lobby

our first crane

20 cranes and counting

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