On October 2, 2013, Barbara Viteri of Viteri Style Management, moderated an event for more than 100 guests who attended the Decoration and Design Building’s Fall Market in New York. Her panel included interior designers, Jennifer Flanders, Corey Damen Jenkins, and Tamara Magel. The topic, “Don’t Hate the Players, Change the Game,” was a provocative conversation that garnered the opinions of the panelists to agree there are no more rules when it comes to the business of interior design.
As I focused on documenting the event, I tried to listen as much as I could, because I found many parallels between what the designers were saying about running their businesses and my work as a photographer and business person. Creative businesses have so much in common.