I wanted to write a blog post to talk about my new adventure with my partner Chris Sue-Chu. Earlier this year, we announced that we are now going to be photographing together under our new name Suech and Beck We are super excited and can’t wait to show the new site and everything we’ve been keeping under wraps.
So, the name Suech and Beck was born last fall. We really wanted some place to combine both of our work together because we found ourselves naturally working together on everything. It didn’t matter if I was shooting portraits, Chris would be there giving input on lighting and composition or if Chris was shooting still life I would be there art directing. After more and more shoots, we realized how well we work together with each of our combined strengths. We both find that people have difficulties with our last names so we decided to butcher both and put them together, therefore Suech and Beck was born!
We had already decided together that this was going to be a thing, but how would it work? We needed time to figure that out and work together on jobs as a team. In Sept. 2016 we headed to Ireland for a photography vacation, we really wanted to try and develop a style together and explore what interested us. I attended the Lens & Larder workshop with the legendary Gentl & Hyers and Chris traveled solo photographing fishing communities and farmers and telling their story through a lifestyle narrative. We both came back with such different perspectives and yet something that really flowed in showcasing the beauty of Ireland. Fast forward to this year and we’ve worked with so many amazing creatives building a book together that we really love. We are really excited about what’s coming up this year and look forward to sharing it.
Here’s a sneak peek into the work we’ve been creating together
Make sure you follow us on Instagram @suechandbeck to find out when our website goes up!