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.
PHOTOGRAPHER, DAWN MARIE JONES. MORE THAN JUST FASHION & BEAUTY
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.
PHOTOGRAPHER, JC CANDANEDO. MY JOURNEY INTO PHOTOGRAPHY
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.
MALE MODEL, CHARLIE OGINNI. LESS TALK, MORE ACTION
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.
SFX MAKEUP ARTIST, NICOLA BOBIN. MANAGING HALLOWEEN NIGHT
What's it really like for a freelancing makeup artist around Halloween time? We caught up with the talented Nicola Bobin who's been freelancing as a makeup artist for the last 2 years in fashion, beauty and body art to talk all things spooky.
PHOTOGRAPHER, SAMUEL ZELLER. GIVE IT AWAY FOR FREE IS THE FUTURE OF PHOTOGRAPHY
How much do you value your work? Some would say it's worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it. Could you find value in your work another way? Stock sites, for example, or syndication agencies could sell on your behalf. What about giving your work away for free?
FASHION MODEL, AMIRAA VEE. SEEKING FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE
Amiraa Vee is a model based in New York currently making her mark in the industry with an exceptional portfolio of work. Recently she featured in an ad campaign for ‘Creme of Nature’ and has also appeared at New York Fashion Week on various catwalks.
TALKING TELEVISION WITH BILL SMITH
Bill Smith believes that local TV means local democracy. He has been campaigning over the past few years for Brighton to have its own television channel and has finally managed to gain the government grants required to make this happen. Latest TV launches this summer and Bill believes it will bring with it a “democratic force in the city that you don’t get from other forms of media.”