bioDixie Dixon: The Photographer Next Door
Fashion, Lifestyle, Portrait Photographer
Dixie loves to make beautiful photographs.
www.dixiedixon.com

When and how did you become interested in photography?

My dad gave me my first Kodak camera when I was about 4 years old and I have been attached at the hip ever since. Then when my photo made the cover of the yearbook my senior year of high school, thats when I knew it was something I wanted to pursue. I majored in business management in college and spent my weekends and summers shooting anyone that would let me borrow their soul for a few frames. I assisted a world-renowned fashion photographer in London one summer and thats when I fell in love with fashion photography and the idea of creating fantasy within the lens.

What gear do you mainly use?

Nikon, Holga, Polaroid

Many times photographers find themselves with a full schedule of paying gigs, and end up with little time for doing the work they truly love. Do you struggle with finding time for your personal work?

Ha, yes that can be true, but I find myself shooting personal work pretty often. I guess you could say I give up some sleep and socializing to work on personal projects…. I’m a total nerd.

What inspires you?

High fashion magazines, paintings, old movies, and I also find tons of inspiration in simple everyday life and interesting people.

What is your favorite genre?

Fashion work for sure and People in general- thats my passion! I especially love working with a team of inspired individuals towards creating something really spectacular! Fashion photography depicts a state in which romance, love and dreams come to life and as a fashion photographer, you have the power to create anything one’s mind can imagine…I think its that idealism that I enjoy so much… it allows me to express my wild imagination.

Anything coming up, that you want us to know about?

Yes actually, this summer I worked as a feature photographer for a travel show called, “Get Out”. It will air end of September on HD Network. We did live bikini shoots in Miami and Puerto Rico. It was a blast!

What is one thing you feel makes your style or your work unique?

I’ve been told that people find something very captivating about the subject’s eyes in my photographs.

I guess I feel like I truly get to know the people I work with, even if its for a job or client, I like to take time to sit down and make sure everyone is on the same page. Its this connection that drives the shoot, brings out people’s personality, and makes the end result a success.

I’m a huge fan of creating an experience on the shoot- when the team arrives the mood has to feel right, from the music, to the lighting, to the inspiration/story board. This creates an energy flow and creative high on set, I dig that!

If you could photograph anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

Oh thats a hard one, um I’d have to say Einstein, because he is pretty much a rockstar and I like his hair, haha!

What’s your dream photo field trip?

Santorini, Greece. I’m sure you’ve seen it in commercials. Its the place with all the little white buildings with blue roofs overlooking the Mediterranean. My grandparents took me there when I was really young and it has always stayed with me….. I would love to go back there as a photographer.

If you had unlimited resources to purchase any type of camera, what would it be and why?

I would love to go medium format, possibly Hasselblad with digital back.

Who are your favorite shooters and why?

Too many to mention but Yu Tsai is my current fave. I love the range of his work, and Patrick Demarchelier with his classic beautiful style.

Sample’s of Dixie Dixon’s Work

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