The Freelancer Club Blog


“I’ve not really seen many hair and makeup adverts on a car. Everyone’s on social media, in magazines or have business cards. Driving around or having your car parked is a great way to get people to notice your business.”


Freelance cinematographer Edan Schiller has always loved film. After studying the subject in Israel and working for an international fashion channel for four years as an editor, he decided to begin a new life in the UK with his wife. Breaking into the UK market wasn’t easy, without any experience or contacts in the country, so Edan went head first into establishing his own business. It all started with a Facebook post promoting his work which led to an interesting phone call that kicked off an exciting freelance career. Here, Edan discusses how he built his profession out of necessity and has gained an international client list through dedication and a bit of improvisation.


Dawn Marie Jones is a photographer with more than just fashion and beauty shoots under her belt. She has travelled the world capturing charming images and recently spent 10 surreal days in the Peruvian jungle shooting something with a bigger cause at its core – sustainability. We sat down with the extraordinary photography to discuss how she manages her hectic freelance schedule, how she keeps great working relationships with her clients and what her vision is for her future.


Panama born photographer JC Candanedo has his own unique take on capturing images across the fashion and beauty industry, as well as taking striking portraits and expressing his vision through his own projects. Here he speaks of his journey into photography, his thoughts on the industry and his intriguing project ‘Catalonia: A Work in Progress’ that gives us an insight into locals opinions on Catalonia’s proposed independence from Spain.


Born in East London and now living in Essex, with a stint in Ireland, Charlie Oginni is a model who can talk the talk. He has been in the modelling game since he was young so in front of the camera feels like home and captures his sparkling enthusiasm and infectious energy. In between hosting parties, TV presenting and of course, modelling, Charlie sat down with us for a quick-fire round of questions to discuss his passion for public speaking, his most awkward shoot to date and some tips for all you model newcomers.


Freelancing while at University has become a genuine alternative to working behind a bar or in a coffee shop. It's flexible, pays well and allows students to develop their skills whilst studying. A student who can offer a freelance service can often earn more than a student working a part-time job whilst improving their craft. We caught up with student Maria Chirica who has started developing a freelance modelling career during her studies. She talks about how she got started, balancing study with freelance work and tips about being a student freelancer. [read-more]