I was SO excited to find out that Doug McKenzie won the title of Drywall Artist of the Year! But I can't say that I am surprised. I may not know much about the technical aspects of drywall application and all the countless things and years of experience needed to do it right - but I do see many, many homes. And I can attest to the fact that Doug's work stands out immediately. I was blown away by the meticulous attention to detail and tasteful choices of various trim pieces and shapes. The work always stood out because of how crisp and refined it looked - almost like an architectural drawing or a designer's rendering. Except it's real!
And believe me - I am THAT guy... the guy with the camera... My job requires me to spot flaws in order to make the best images possible. And if I can't spot them on site, I can assure you I spot them peering over the pixels on my monitor while I edit the photos for my clients. And the camera SEES ALL! That's why I was really amazed at the quality of Doug's work, even under the anything-but-real-world microscope that is the monitor of a professional photographer.
I have to say it is truly gratifying to see people you work with accomplish such amazing things - and truly humbling to see how much commitment and dedication and just flat out hard work it takes. I had a unique insight into this because I was privileged to take photos of some of Doug's award winning work. For my small part in all of this, I am just really happy that I was able to provide images that convey the amazing work he does into photographs that can be viewed by the world.
Here is a link to the McKenzie Drywall Inc website, where you can check out more of their projects, and click here to visit the Instagram feed announcing the winner! Once again, congrats on being recognized for all your hard work, Doug, so well deserved!
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