Flickrista – deriving its name from a combination of the words Flickr and fashionista – features some of the most stunning and beautiful fashion photography uploaded to Flickr. Curated by web designer/photographer Andreas Climent, the website recently interviewed the widely celebrated UK-born, NYC-based fashion photographer Lara Jade.
Interview With Fashion Photographer Lara Jade
Lara Jade started her own business when she was seventeen. Now she shoots for some of the world’s largest brands and has a massive following online. We talk about her background and technique and Lara gives a few tips to aspiring photographers.
Andreas: For those who don’t know you, could you tell us a bit about yourself?
Lara Jade: Of course! I’m Lara Jade, I’m a fashion, portrait & advertising photographer from England and currently living in New York City.
How did you get interested in photography and how did you get your first paid assignment?
I started photography at the age of fourteen, experimenting with self-portraiture and fine art photography to hone my skills. Being the daughter of two creatives (my mother was a make-up artist for Mary Quant back in the day, and although my dad never had a creative career, he was always building models and encouraging me to draw and paint when I was younger) it seemed only necessary that I would fit into the art world somewhere. Art seemed exciting to me, but I could never find the right medium, nothing seemed to ‘fit’, that is, until I found photography.
About Lara Jade:
LARA JADE, born 1989 in England, currently resides in New York City.
An internationally acclaimed fashion, portrait and commercial photographer. Her most compelling quality is the ability to colour her images with strong elements of romanticism, fantasy and a hint of darkness. Her unique style has defined her work since picking up her first camera at the age of fifteen, when she first started experimenting with self-portraiture and themes of fantasy which she continues to develop and refine today.
At only seventeen Lara started her own business – Lara Jade Photography. Beginning by taking on small clients, she was soon able to demonstrate a strong understanding of how to develop the commercial side of her business to adequately deal with the high demand for her work. Lara’s momentum has continued to build, with industry leading brands and well known fashion and photography magazines worldwide.
In addition to her commercial success, Lara also continues to be a source of inspiration for millions of other photographers and artists who follow her work across the social media scene. Lara is currently working worldwide and is represented by leading agencies in London, Milan & America. Lara has also been fortunate enough to receive a number of sponsorships, including Canon, Bowens Lighting, Broncolor, Lensbaby, Wacom, Datacolor, and is currently designing her own range of camera bags for US camera bag brand Naneu. Lara was also winner of the Public Choice Award at the 2009 AOP Open Awards. As well as working on her extensive clientele & personal work, Lara also tutors successful workshops worldwide, teaching fashion and beauty classes.
Even today, Lara relentlessly strives for perfection and continues to develop and refine her portfolio.
Lara Jade Photography:
- Collage: Photos by Lara Jade
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