Rising oil prices, commerce and retail giants, construction companies and architectural photography…how and why do they come together…? Well, my client Jackson Dean Construction, a Commercial General Contractor headquartered in Seattle, WA, who specializes in retail, office, healthcare, industrial and gas station projects, has built strong relationships with retail giants such as Costco Wholesale, Lowe’s Home Improvement and REI.
Jackson Dean currently operates in 40 states, including Illinois, where they recently completed the featured Costco Gas Stations in Lincoln Park and Schaumburg, IL. I had the pleasure to have been selected by Jackson Dean to create architectural photographs of the Costco Gas Stations for their portfolio and marketing materials, given certain criteria.
When I was photographing the gas station in Lincoln Park a few weeks ago, I was baffled by the hustle and bustle of the whole complex, the Costco store as well as the gas station. My initial impression was: “Holy Cow, they must be giving something away here for free…” Yet, that was not the case, just a normal and regular day at one of the largest retailers in the country.