In 2004, I began a career in commercial photography, leaving behind a 16-year career in advertising. I have never looked back. My interest and enthusiasm for photography continues to grow and has steered me into a successful, immensely enjoyable second career.
My years in the advertising agency business, coupled with a never-ending zeal for photography provide a unique perspective on serving clients and creating images that stand out, tell stories, capture personalities and stir memories and emotions.
I believe that compelling photographs come from a thorough knowledge of the subject and a creative interpretation of that knowledge using light, color and space. I take the time to get to know my subjects and clients so I can create and capture photographs that are appealing, unique and inspired.
I enjoy the challenge of producing a variety of photographic work and structure my business to include a broad range of assignments, including commercial work, business portraits, headshots, editorial portraits, senior portraits and landscape photography. This variable environment enables me to bring a fresh perspective to each assignment. I particularly enjoy photographing people, places and portraits, be it a powerful, accomplished corporate executive or a high school senior, ready to move into the next stage of their life.
My landscape, nature and fine art photography is an inspiring way for me to balance the day-to-day work of my commercial studio. Escaping to photograph the great outdoors is inspiring and a healthy creative spark for both my fine art and my commercial work.
My photography has been displayed around Columbus, licensed for publication and purchased for display in a variety of public spaces and private offices. My photographs are always on a revolving display in my Studio gallery. My solo photography exhibition, Waterscapes: Transforming the Landscape at the Ross Art Museum was hailed by The Columbus Dispatch as “Well-presented and cohesive, ‘Waterscapes’ successfully underscores (Buchanan’s) passion for grand expanses and intimate details.”