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    What is it we do as photographers?

    Today I shot a some pictures of an artist my friend knows that were in a "fashion style" (clothing, makeup and "style" played a big part). I had some loose ideas before the shoot, but most of the poses/clothing ideas came from the model herself. This got me thinking, what is it we do as fashion photographers anyway? Press the button and develop the film? Lighting? I mean, even in big fashion shoots, isn't the concept usually established even before the photographer is contacted?
    "Art is is a picture of some dude I never met smoking under a lamppost at 6400 ISO and in BW."

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    Maybe sometimes, certainly not always. A mechanic takes a picture, an artist creates a picture. A little of both most of the time. JMHO
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    I've been hired as a lighting specialist on a few 'big fashion' shoots and most of the time they are very regulated, very similar to what I'm used to on set: various crew including wardrobe, make-up, catering, electrical, etc; From what I saw each photographer had a differant approach, some were very regulated and gave very clear directions in terms of blocking/posture to the talent and others 'just let them do their thing.' Me thinks, to answer your first question, that the aforementioned approach is best; after all you, the photographer, are akin to a translastor who's job it is to make an non-concrete concept work within the visual language. It's like your a director and DP rolled in to one.
    "The real work was thinking, just thinking." - Charles Chaplin



 

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