Space21 launched in 2011. The business was born from an unexpected coincidence when the founder, Dave Jack (aka me) found himself needing to find a different career path having suffered an injury at work. Training in photography was something which had always been a bit of a dream, but 'thanks' to injury (which is now fully resolved thankfully) it became a reality.
As with a lot of photography businesses, the portfolio was built on family portraits, the odd wedding, a few events and a decent amount of work for local small businesses. But again, a happy coincidence led to the evolution of the business into it's next phase - specialising in automotive photography. It came about from Dave being an avid car fan himself with a particular appreciation for automotive design. He started to shoot cars for friends initially, then, thanks to Dave's connections in the motor world he quickly found himself being asked to work in the automotive commercial field working with the likes of McLaren Glasgow, Supercar Drivedays and Spotless Detailing to name a few.
Working with more and more commercial clients saw the demand come from a number of different sectors including retail, construction, food and beverage and hotels. It was at this stage the business entered the next stage of evolution - videography. Partnering up with the best in the business, James Biggar brought his creative video production talents to the Space21 table. Since, we have brought some great new clients on board including Schoeller-Bleckmann Darron and the McDermott Group.
Next up came arial filming with both Dave and James qualified commercial pilots. This has been a great addition to the Space21 offering and clients are seeing great benefits in the different dimension it offers for their promotional and operational activities.
To complete the set, Dave's wife Sharon brings more than 20 years experience in brand and marketing, and her connections to a support network of talented creative freelancers, the portfolio of services has grown to include photography, videography, arial filming, website design and build, copywriting and graphic design.
We're a family run business and that makes perfect sense to us, particularly when the name for the business was inspired by the third and final member of the Jack family, our son Sonny (21 is his birthday).