According to the U.S. Small Business Administration there are 33.2 million small businesses in the U.S., composing 99.9 percent of all American businesses. The 1.5 million jobs that are created by small companies each year, account for 64% of new jobs in the US.
One of the things I enjoy most about my job is meeting interesting small business owners and photographing their businesses. Over the past few months I had the privledge of photographing a school where circus acrobats train, a glamor portrait studio, a driving school, a combination CBD, cannabis and “grown your own” store, and a gymnastic school that doubles as a preschool.
Eastern Acrobatics and Circus LLC in Natick Massachusetts https://www.easternacrobatics.com/ is one of three schools in the world that train acrobats who perform at a professional level. The school is in a former church. Their Google virtual tour is here: https://goo.gl/maps/hNwQ4h5VasW1Vhhq6
Moriarty’s Driving School in Salisbury, MA https://www.moriartysdrivingschool.com/ trains high school students and older adults how to drive and obtain their driver’s license. Their tour is here: https://goo.gl/maps/oviCYwMBnQeBBAGt7
XO Studio in East Greenwich, RI http://studioxo.photos/ provides glamor portraits from their studio that formally was a restaurant, complete with a bar. Here is their two level tour: https://goo.gl/maps/iuPjoJXNPdmkV25U8
Aim High Academy in East Greenwich, RI https://aimhighacademy.com/ is an acrobatic school that also offers preschool and before and after school programs. Their tour is here: https://goo.gl/maps/JMS7bQd63FByQGTg6
For this assignment I traveled to Brattleboro, Vermont to photograph the Vermont Hempicurean https://vthempicurean.com/ and tour:
https://goo.gl/maps/CV2ZYfc52GRnBwWG8 the Vermont Bud Barn https://vtbudbarn.com/ and tour: https://goo.gl/maps/kz1ryPmbFpG47KnE7 and the Vermont Grow Barn https://vtgrowbarn.com/about-us/ and tour: https://goo.gl/maps/AtX6JvT2yWG8WEqM7.
Thankfully I photographed the three stores in the early morning before they opened, because there was a long line in front when I left. I never know what kind of businesses I will be asked to photograph next. That is what makes this job challenging and fun.
Creative Images Photography
901 Main St.
Manchester, CT 06040