Matt Reese and Common Studios have launched Shot for Shot® — the starting point for what drives them as a social enterprise. “It’s a familiar BuyOne-GiveOne model you may already know — TOMS, Warby Parker, our friends at Aunt Flow, and many more. Every time you get a shot with us, we are able to give someone in need a shot at improving their personal brand.” They write on their IndieGoGo.
“All of our images are high-quality and beautifully retouched. Every client receives the same respect and warm experience. Commons Studio is the world’s only Shot for Shot® photography studio and the first to be career and community focused on both sides of the lens. “
614 Magazine’s recent feature on Matt Reese further illuminated his passions, his photography and this project in particular.
Just south of downtown, through an unassuming gated entrance and up a curious staircase, time stops. The address, 199 S High St., serves as a nexus of past, present, and future. Having been used for various artistic purposes throughout the decades, it has once again returned to the venue that it’s so suited for: a space for the makers of Columbus.
The space is Commons Studio, a full studio with professional photography equipment that also offers a paid, in-studio apprenticeship. The owner, Matt Reese, has been a full-time photographer for seven years, and has now taken his creative energy, talent, and industry experience to develop a social enterprise business model aimed to help those new to the field establish solid foundations. Having seen how maintaining industry standards is crucial to the livelihood of the artists, Reese chose to use business to solve a problem.Kayla Merchant, (614) Magazine, March 2017
For anyone interested in learning more about Commons Studio or for booking information, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. Help contribute to their IndieGoGo campaign here.
Their website, ColumbusPhotographer.com is set to launch Monday, April 3rd.