#PHOTOGRAPHERFRIDAY

04/24/2020

FEATURING

JC Smooth

What is your current state of mind before we continue with the interview, how are you dealing with effects of the COVID-19 crisis? 

It’s going pretty OK since I’m able to manage my income well so now I have time to come up with new ideas and projects 

What or who got you started in photography?  How long have you been shooting?

I picked up photography seven years ago I was shooting New York city scape. 

How would you describe your style?

Throughout the years I have transitioning into different styles but I have to say my Style is Commercial portrait.

Your images have a certain vibe. Do you choose models who fit this criteria or just go with what's in front of you? 

I usually deal with a lot of paying clients therefore I have to shoot what’s in front of me, but sometimes I’m able to collaborate with models that are my style

What gives you ideas and inspires you to create such great imagery? 

I usually go with the flow, location, outfits and make up has a lot to do with my creativity.

As a photographer, how do you deal with the collateral drama of your profession? Like dating for example? 

Oh yes, I just went through a big break up, one of the worst in my life but I will not let that destroy my destiny!

Describe the atmosphere when you’re on a shoot. Do you play music? Do you talk with the model between shots?

I usually like to play music that gets them in their moods or something upbeat!

Ever any temptations at a shoot?

There seems to be a trend lately of models and photographers forming a team to brand themselves, sharing not only creative energies but intimate alliances as well. Any thoughts on that, the mixing of business and pleasure? 

Well I'm old school and very professional so that’s not my style. 

Who are some of your favorite models you've shot?

There so many but one of my favs are Venessa Fit! 

Who is your dream shoot? 

I would love to shoot Kim Kardashian

What advice would you give to newbie photographers about the business, dealing with models, etc?

My biggest advice is focus on the craft build a name for yourself and then worry about the money.

What advice would you give models just starting out?

Invest in yourself, free photo shoots will only take you so far.

Before we go, tell us your nightmare shoot story, model can remain anonymous.

Well, I had a model with dirty panties, don’t know why and didn’t care to ask lol 

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