We were lucky to catch up with James Patrick recently and have shared our conversation below.
Alright, James thanks for taking the time to share your stories and insights with us today. Let’s jump right into how you came up with the idea?
The opening of The Hive Studios, in Phoenix, Arizona started as an idea to create a collaborative working environment for various creatives and artists such as photographers, videographers, podcasters. That synergistic approach is the reason the business is called The Hive. We did not want this to be a group of individuals, but instead a well connected and supportive community of creative professionals working together.
Launched in 2021, The Hive Studios is a creative multi-use facility in Phoenix providing studio space for photography, videography and podcast productions. The space includes multiple studios for your commercial, editorial or event space needs.
As an added benefit, The Hive Studios has in-house photo, video and audio experts that can offer assistance in your production needs.
As always, we appreciate you sharing your insights and we’ve got a few more questions for you, but before we get to all of that can you take a minute to introduce yourself and give our readers some of your back background and context?
The Hive Studios was co-founded by Max Anderson and James Patrick.
Max Anderson is the founder of Picnic Tree Productions, a video marketing company. Max believes that video is the key to bridging the gap between you and your online audience. With years of experience directing thousands of people from countless backgrounds, he has proven that anyone can thrive on camera. Yes, even you! Max’s is driven by a passion to teach people how to create effective video content for themselves and to help foster the confidence needed to be uniquely you. Some of Max’s clients include Local First Arizona, Nextiva, Aura, Smart Recruiters, and The Queen of Clean.
James Patrick is an internationally published photographer specializing in sports and fitness portraiture with more than 600 magazine covers to his credit. He has won more than 50 awards for his work including numerous ADDY® Awards from the American Advertising Federation. His client work includes Sports Illustrated, eBay, Gildan, Oxygen and Lionsgate Films. In addition to James’ work as a photographer, he is also the best selling author of Fit Business Guide: The Workout Plan for Your Brand, the host of the top charting podcast Beyond the Image, the founder of the annual FITposium conference and online education network as well as working as a renowned business coach and marketing strategist.
How’d you meet your business partner?
Max Anderson and James Patrick began working together more than a decade ago when James brought Max onto his photography team to assist with behind the scenes videos.
From there, the two have worked together and collaborated on a variety of creative campaigns together from event production, marketing projects and now have joined forces as partners to open The Hive Studios.
Is there mission driving your creative journey?
Both Max Anderson and James Patrick know the value and importance of community in the growth of one’s career. A rising tide floats all boats and that is why community is an integral part of the foundation and growth of The Hive Studios. Knowing that creatives can go further together, Max and James created a studio that celebrates connection, collaboration and community