After two and 1/2 years of business, The RAD studio and gallery of photographer David Simchock will close its doors at the end of the month. Due to holiday plans, the last day of business is Saturday, Nov. 16. In an email, Simchock writes, “After juggling the “retail” operation for the past couple of years, while transforming the fundamental infrastructure of my three core creative activities into their own business entities (shooting / artwork / teaching), I’ve decided to return to a home-based operation, supported, of course, by a strong presence on the internet. So, this isn’t so much of a ‘closing’ as it is a launch into another era, and to an even higher level of creativity, productivity, and customer service.”
He continues, “It’s been a fantastic run in The RAD, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time there, but my ‘space,’ as chilled-out as it is, is no longer serving my business plans as I bring things into their second decade. Though happily settled in Weaverville with my lovely partner, Beth, and our family, I’m still a vagabond at heart, and prefer the flexibility of a home-based business that will allow me to venture out of the studio ‘as needed’ without the worry of disappointing customers when they stop by a closed studio (which has become more and more frequent in recent months).”
Simchock will continue to pursue editorial assignments with music and travel publications, as well as with local and regional publications. He’ll make an effort to boost online sales of his fine art work, will focus on his Vagabond Vistas Photo Tours endeavor and will concentrate more on blogging and writing.