The Canoe Pool at Newcastle Baths, Newcastle Australia
Thank you for helping me to chase my dreams. 2015 has been an eventful year and I look back on it with a sense of achievement. While the final result may not have been what I hoped for, the reality is we have come so far in a short time and for that I thank you.
Highlights must include my exhibition in Manhattan New York City in June, who could have dreamed I could have done that in less than 18 months of launching my arts business? I certainly didn't.
In October I quit my job to focus 100% on my art. It has been a wonderful ride so far and the immediate upside has meant I have found more time to explore and to shoot. The result is more choice for you in the work I create.
In 2016 we have some amazing goals, number one is to help small businesses. Small businesses face an array of challenges every day. We know that with my art we can help them in two ways.
No.1 is that in a very competitive environment it is the little things that distinguish the very best. Creating a fantastic work environment is a cultural thing with a bunch of factors at play. One of the key factors is a beautiful workspace which we can help with for any size team. Most importantly, easily and efficiently anywhere in Australia.
This can help small businesses recruit and keep the best possible team.
No.2 Exceeding your customer's expectations. Having great coffee for clients consultations is a good example. Great art on the walls is another, it helps to relax people, gives you a talking point that isn't related directly to your work. It also gives inspiration.
We're really excited about working with small business in 2016.
The other big item on our agenda is the launch of Lechner Private Editions in the next few months. Lechner Private Editions are a unique experience focused on nostalgia and a longing for a place in your past. More on that next year.
I wish you and your family the very best for 2016. Have a wonderful Christmas. I am looking forward to a quiet Christmas before heading to northern NSW for 2 weeks of family holiday including the theme parks and a bunch of shooting.
I have already started a list of places to shoot in Northern NSW and the Gold Coast, it includes: Byron Bay, Currumbin Beach, Springbrook & Lamington National Parks, there is so much more.
PS If you have any great suggestions for places for me to shoot on this trip or even for future trips please reply back to this email. I really enjoy finding new places and building my shoot list.
PPS Just a couple of days ago I booked a trip to Bali in May 2016 for a shooting only week. If you know any amazing and little known places in Bali for me to shoot I would love to know, just reply to this email.