Working hard and learning from others. I like to know about what everyones job entails, not just mine. If a photographer doesn’t mind I will sit and watch how they process images or light a set. The more you watch the more you learn. I’m not afraid to get stuck in.
Goals and aspirations?
I love being busy and these days it’s working with a group of people to produce images to a brief that gives me a buzz. I like working with clients to deliver what they and their customers want to see, and the teams up North are always so friendly and fun to work with it makes the days whizz by! I would love to style some campaign shoots again, the thrill of working in a team to build a look and feel for a specific brand or customer is a challenge I love. I would also love to style again for the music industry, working with different personalities and developing a persona is really fun.
What advice would you give to anyone else wanting to pursue a career in styling?
Do every job that is offered to you, the good, the bad and the ugly. You won’t know what skills and knowledge you may have picked up until you need to use them a few years down the line. Get involved with projects with like minded people, find photographers to shoot with and discuss your ideas. Styling is about experiences, ideas that go wrong as well as the ones that go right so don’t be afraid to make mistakes as its how you learn and develop.