I get upset when I see editorials with “photographs by”… that’s all
To be clear, this is a job where some of us get paid really well. I think it’s all deserved for the many sacrifices we did and we still do every day. This life it’s not exactly what people can see from the outside.
Anyway every single professional figure matters to my eyes and every single person on my sets makes the difference.
From the assistants, the catering girl, the hair stylist and the make up artist, the stylist and the post production guy.
Every one makes the difference doing such a fantastic job. Because fashion photography is a team work production.
Do not believe to someone showing it in another way.
So, when I get emails asking about “how is it…?” I know what to say:
find the best professional people you can wherever in NYC or Paris or London or LA, respect and ask for respect and put them all together on the same set, and you have the right ingredients for your success.
But, there’s always a but… not every model is a professional model, not every make up artist is the same and not every hair stylist is the same. And it’s not just a matter of money.
Find the best and ask for the best they can. Let them to be inspired and focused.
Do not press them, let them create.
A photographer or a fashion editor can have a great experience but they are not make up artists or hair stylists or stylists, so ask for respect.
Everyone must respect all the people on location.
Work only with the high level, because the cheap professionals can really fuck your day and your work, and when your paid like 12k a day for a fashion editorial that can even fuck your professional life.
Only good model agencies, only the best professionals, always ask for the best.
Do not accept compromises when it comes to this job.
That’s the way I love to work.