Over the course of his career, some of Geoff Winningham’s best-known projects began as photography commissioned by magazines, companies, or private individuals. A one-year commission by First Federal Savings and Loan of Little Rock in 1980 initiated his 30-year project photographing the vernacular architecture of Arkansas and eventually led to the publication of the book Of the Soil. A commission from the Urban Investment and Development Corporation to photograph downtown Houston led to a visual study of the entire city and to the publication of the book A Place of Dreams.
Other commissioned photography projects have been for a wide variety of purposes. Rice University commissioned Winningham to photograph the university in its 75th year. The Houston Rockets asked him to create an original series of photographs of their championship basketball team. Examples from both of these projects are shown here.
In recent years, as he has turned his eye increasingly toward the landscape, Winningham has accepted a series of commissions by private individuals to make a photographic record of their historic ranch, their family farm, or their coastal property.
If you have a project you would like Geoff to work on you can contact Geoff directly here.