Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Let's Get it Started in Here!

this is my attempt at photography
As a starving artist I am always looking for ways to promote my work and update my portfolio. But of course I have don't really have the money to pay a professional photographer or to hire models and professional make-up artists, yet I would love to have that professional look.  I have tried endlessly to photograph my jewelry and then use a little photoshop  to 'fix' them up, but somehow, they just don't seem to look that good. 

So I got to thinking about how I could get that professional look without having to pay the professional prices.  And then I realized that I am probably not the only artist out there that feels this way so why not look for others that would like to participate and share their skills. Essentially we all have something to offer, an expertise in a specific area so why not get together and have a professional photo shoot?  The photographer benefits by getting to use a model/s, a make-up artist, and a designer free of charge and they get to add the images to their portfolio. The model,  make-up artist and designer benefit, from having professional images taken of themselves and their work. Everybody wins and we don't have to spend any money. If your a graphic designer and want to join in-Fantastic, you can create the ads, postcards, and press kits for the artist/models and add to your portfolio as well.  Set designer, hairstylist? The possibilities are endless and we have the beautiful city of Florence as our backdrop! What could be better?  We can all add the credits to the images as well, for example, my portfolio will list, photographers name, models name, make-up artists name, and anyone else who participates all with contact information for each person. 
How fabulous would it be to get your name on images like this?
And you don't necessarily need to be a working professional either, if you are studying or working to become a model, even better, once our press materials begin to circulate our names get out and reach a wider audience and create a buzz. My goal is to create a press kit and send it out to as many popular fashion magazines as possible. And on top of all that we get to meet other artists and designers in the community, share ideas, and help each other succeed.  I am also currently working on finding a venue to hold a fashion show or display of some kind. I am super excited about the idea and I hope that some of you guys and and girls out there will be as well.  So send me a message here or leave a comment below and let's get it started!


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  2. I'll do the photos if you want :-) I'm NOT AT ALL a pro, but I love taking photos and I have a good camera :-) You can see my pics here www.birgittebrondsted.com and on Flickr www.flickr.com/photos/brondsted I don't garantee the result but it could be fun to try. Let me know!

  3. Thanks Brigitte! Your photos are great! I especially love the ones with the soft romantic, antique feeling to them. I have someone else offering photography as well but your styles are totally different, it would be great to have you both. As soon as I have more information I will let you know. Thank you so much for responding. I think this is going to be great!


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