When Jerry and I decided to start up Restrepo Leather, we knew that we couldn't do it alone. We knew that we had many of the tools to create a successful company, but we needed some help.
Enter Avery Leigh White.
I knew Avery from high school, but we were more Facebook friends than real-life friends (though I'd been secretly admiring her photography for a while). Then I got a message from her when we were looking to hire someone saying that she was thinking about moving to Colombia. After a two-hour Skype conversation, she was hired.
This girl is a genius behind a camera, and we've gotten endless compliments about the photos on our website. Avery is fearless. Her portraits make you feel like you know her subjects, like you want to sit down and have a cup of coffee with them. When she takes photos she comes alive.
Avery left Bogota today for her next life adventure. Her photos are such a part of Restrepo Leather that it will feel strange getting someone else to document our products and our people.
Avery - We couldn't have done this without you. Know that you will always be a part of the Restrepo Leather family. We will truly miss you, but we can't wait to see where you go next. And don't forget to send pictures.
Avery Leigh White's photos can be found on her Flickr photostream. All rights reserved.