In the field of photography, we usually think of two main divisions: retail photographers and commercial photographers. Retail photography includes wedding, engagement, family portraits, and similarprojects that individuals typically hire photographers for on a small-scale basis. Commercial photography, on the other hand, involves larger projects.
At Ellis Creek, we are honored to photograph some of the most beautiful homes in the low country. However, many of our neighbors aren't so fortunate. and some don't have a home at all. As a company, we strongly believe in investing in our wonderful community. So, beginning in January we proudly began a partnership with One80 Place, a Charleston, SC-based organization whose mission is to end homelessness and hunger one person at a time, one family at a time.
A Recent Success
One of the services that One80 Place provides is legal assistance offered through its Homeless Justice Program. This program focuses on the unique legal issues homeless citizens face. The Homeless Justice Program began a pilot project hosting the municipal court in its building instead of in a downtown courtroom.
The homeless court focuses on rehabilitation rather than punishment. The majority of crimes homeless citizens are charged with are because of their situation; crimes like public urination, loitering, and trespassing. March 23 was the first hearing at One80 Place and involved a resident of the facility who, since the incident, has gotten a job. His attorney asked for the charges to be dropped and the judge dismissed the charges telling him “I know that you’ll continue to progress,” and the resident responded “Yes, sir. God is good.”
This is a prime example of the great work that One80 Place is doing. We encourage anyone interested to join us in supporting their life changing cause. For more information or to donate click here
Ellis Creek Photography donates 2% of all sales to One80 Place.
One thing I love about being a photographer in Charleston is the opportunity to document incredible historical homes. In many casesI am asked to shoot large opulent mansions- Summer homes for the 18th or 19th century planters.
A couple weeks ago I photographed a different kind of historical building. There were no grand piazzas or intricate cornice moldings. Instead, The little Pink House at 17 Chalmers Street is a 1085 square foot pied-a-terre dating to 1688!
For a history buff like me, the original fireplaces and staircases bring to mind over 300 years of Charleston history. Among other things, the home once served as a brothel for sailors making their way down the ballast stone streets from the wharf. Its striking to imagine that people might have watched as the new St. Philips Church was being constructed during the early decades of the 18th century.
Anyway, there's much more to tell about this amazing property and it can all be yours! Contact the fine folks at Handsome Properties for more information.
This property was featured on NBC's Today Show on March 9, 2017. See article here.