Well, does it have a movie theater, views of the Hollywood sign and glass in all the right places? No? Then you’re not at Shook Kelley, one of LA’s newest renovated design offices. True, open floor plans are great and who doesn’t love natural light? But, what was really appealing to me was the team and how they handled problem solving — together. As an independent photographer, I miss out on the daily people-connections that come with working in an office. Informal “pow-wows” in the boss’s office, hashing out ideas with a desk neighbor, even carpooling to work with some like-minded creative’s would be nice on occasion. So, when Shook Kelley, asked me to bring Social Space to their office I used the “grass is greener” perspective to my advantage and focused on all the elements I was admiring about their team. Truly, the thriving connectivity living in this LA-based firm is a testament to its leader, Kevin Kelley. In fact, during my shoot Mr. Kelley took me aside to ask about some of the wireless technology I was using to capture their space. It turns out his father is a real camera buff and he was looking for some new gadgets to send him. So, we talked shop for a while in between my sets — my shop and his shop! It almost felt like a chat by the water cooler. Visit the feature gallery.