Thursday, 5 May 2016

Lara Jade at 'The Photography Show'

This year I decided to book myself a ticket to attend The Photography Show in Birmingham. I also booked an extra ticket to see Lara Jade do a talk on the super stage!  She has been a fashion photographer that I have admired for a long time so it was great to see her speak about her '10 Year Evolution' in the fashion world!

She started out doing self portraits to practice lighting etc, then moved on to doing book covers for Random House book publishers, and made a name for herself on social media platforms such as DeviantArt.  This work was a lot more fine art based at the time, however she decided to start pursuing a fashion career.

Her talk was very inspiring as she talked about reaching out to magazines in London, Australia and Dubai, and also how important it is as a fashion photographer to have  your own unique style and vision.

There were some great pieces of advice that I took away from the talk, such as, the first 2-3 years of starting your business should be all about investment and experimentation!

Along all the other great advice she gave, there was one thing that stuck in my mind, and i was a quote from Ira Glass:

“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer."

Here is some of her work:

Here is a link to Lara Jade's website:

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