• Sarah Rypma, Commercial Photographer Michigan

Tower Pinkster

Last Spring I was hired do commercial headshots by Tower Pinkster, a multidisciplinary architecture, engineering, and interior design firm in Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids, Michigan. Tower Pinkster's architecture designs are cutting-edge and modern, taking into account the importance of natural light in their buildings. If you follow my work, you know that natural light is my jam, so when Tower Pinkster first reached out to me to photograph their employees using natural light in a relaxed working environment, I knew this project was something I had to do. We didn't use any off camera lighting or flash for these portraits, just available light in all different forms (side lighting, direct lighting and back lighting). Our goal was to photograph employees in their natural working environment, creating a "consistently inconsistent" collection of authentic portraiture.

Over the course of this project, I have had the privilege to meet some incredibly smart and talented architects, designers and engineers who are designing the future of our cities and schools. I shot over 130 headshots during this project. It has been a privilege to work with this dynamic team. Take a peek...