21 Years Strong

The year was 1992. The Washington Redskins won the Super Bowl, Bill Clinton was elected the 42nd president and Boyz II Men’s “End of the Road” was the top-selling single. Meanwhile in Atlanta, I was making the transition from photographer’s assistant to shooter. And like many others who stay focused on their dream, I got a break. A men’s clothing company called the Italian Design Group was rolling out a new line of Vito Rufolo neckties and belts. They needed a product shot for an ad running in Gentlemen’s Quarterly magazine, better known as GQ. I had already been shooting for a while at this point, but I consider this achievement as the start of my career. I’m posting this milestone to make a point: experience counts. Recent improvements in digital photography have made it easy for anybody to own a high-quality camera. But as someone once¬†told me, “Anyone can buy a chainsaw, but that doesn’t make you a lumberjack.” CDP has been making clients happy for over 21 years. That’s a lot of lumber.