…Because Style Matters
I’m inviting my Product photography group on Linked in to join in the discussion with these online blog session entitled “Ask as Stylist”
I’m giving some FAQ’s that I receive often, with my reply . .
Q1)What is a stylist?
A1) The short answer is, I’m a photographic magician that create ‘pretty pictures’ and gives beauty and pizzazz to images. The long answer is, I have clients with many different needs, whether they be fashion, product, commercial, or clothing clients, these clients hire me for my eye to ensemble a wardrobe, a living space, and to make their product look the BEST it can look so, that once the photographer beautifully lights the scene I create, what we generate is a top rate, sellable image for our client.
Q2) What is it, that you do?
A2) Well, I speak for myself, and only myself when I answer this question. As a well educated person with a background in clothing and interior design and photography. My clients hire me because of my visual taste, creative ideas, and my way of fusing elements together.
Some projects have a creative director or art director who has set the vision of the project, and my job is to bring that project to life; with the use of appropriate props that aid in the selling features of the product being sold and marketed.
Some products are hands on, such as wardrobe, where a clients has the clothing, and they hire me to make their clothing look 3D, or as ifs its blowing in the wind, or on a mannequin. In these cases clients expect me to come prepared with the tools and tricks to make clothing do whatever it is they want.
Some clients have a product they want to sell, and they just want it photographed in the best possible way. I’ll converse with the client and show them ideas and specs to generate a feeling of what they envision. I have them educate me about their product and the customer they are aiming for, this way, I have an idea of a look to go for, and a target market I need to shop towards.