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Paige White started her career in 2000 on the streets of San Francisco; photographing portfolios for aspiring models, which led to the opportunity to shoot several different fashion lines for designers in both San Francisco and Los Angeles. Her unique and mysterious styling set her apart from the standard bright lights and white backgrounds so often seen in commercial fashion photography. In 2003 she was asked to show her work at the San Francisco FB and she jumped at the chance to showcase her art. The FB gallery show led to multiple exhibits in the San Francisco area. In 2008 Paige relocated to Dallas Texas where she continued to shoot commercial photography but felt limited and so she decided to return to school, wanting to capture and explore her more artistic side. Since then she has been awarded a scholarship at Collin College, invited to be part of a traveling show and has several upcoming exhibits that will showcase her new work.

www.paigewhite.com

When and how did you become interested in Photography?

I was designing websites for models/actresses in 2000 and they all needed photos for their website. In my ego driving Paige self, I thought, I will go buy a camera and take them myself.. More money for little ole me. So I went out and bought a Nikon F100, having never operated a camera before that, I was really excited to see what I had shot until every roll that I developed came back …Blank. But I persisted, and finally after I made myself somewhat read the manual (something I am not good at) low and behold images started appearing on my film. It was a great day when that happened. My visions of grandeur had begun.

What gear do you mainly shoot with?

I shoot with two different cameras, a Canon EOS1D and Canon EOS 1D Mark III, they are my children and need constant love and attention. If I don’t have my finger on the trigger they will cry out for me until I do… God help me if I ever have children, I’m not sure who would get fed first.

What is your #1 source of inspiration?

It’s strange really, when I’m driving I might see some rundown building or rusty whatever.. and that’s what begins the process in my head.. then the concept .. then the person I want to use for the shot…Most of the time, my vision and final product are not the same… go figure.

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?

I feel the proper answer should be yes, I struggle.. but fortunately or unfortunately, I am selfish, if I don’t get to shoot things that inspire me, I get cranky.. I need that creative outlet, it’s a part of me and I stopped ignoring it some time ago. Yes, I have to pay the bills, and yes, I have to take care of my clients. However, I am no good to them if I’m not feeling creative. That is why they hire me.

What is your all time favorite genre to shoot (portraiture, conceptual, commercial, etc..)?

A few years ago, I would have said portraiture and commercial, but now, I am loving me some conceptual…anything dark, moody, run down, falling apart… that’s what gets my juices flowing these days.

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

I don’t know that my style is unique, its all been done before…ah! Maybe that mine is better? (I’m kidding of course)

if you could photograph anyone, (past/present/future), who would it be and why?

My grandfather was a mortician for 30 years. He was a huge man, with a huge personality. Their home was attached to the mortuary with empty caskets lining the walls, I would have loved to document his life, his work, the whole embalming process back then, it would have been gory, disgusting and fascinating all at the same time.

what’s your dream photo field trip?

ooOO…well… lets see….right now it would have to be Haiti or Africa, I’m drawn to very sad circumstances, death, destruction and the feeling of hopelessness. But that could change from hour to hour.

what’s your post production process?

Ahh, you want trade secrets! I’m a Photoshop/illustrator junkie… there, I said it..

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

I’m easy and don’t ask for much… maybe a Hasselblad with a digital back? Yummy!

Who are your favorite shooters and why?

I’m in love with Gregory Crewdson. His large elaborate cinematic scenes inspire me. How he brings his images to life and the story he allows us to create in our head is exhilarating.

What has been the shining moment of your career thus far? (or, describe your “big break”)

I would have to say I have a few, the first being that I was hired by a large clothing manufacturer in San Francisco to shoot their line which was a huge break… that turned into a 6 year gig. However, my most exciting moment was when I got a phone call from Microsoft, I was like… “I finally made it”. I was jumping all over my office yelling “OMG OMG OMG…!”

editors note: I asked Paige to elaborate on this because I knew you’d wanna know and here’s what she said: “Microsoft called me to cover the NBA All Star Games – shooting the staff and the players when they would come for interviews, it was very exciting…after completing that gig – I have been asked to work for them during the Super Bowl next year..:) Of course I said YES!”

Which shooter would you like to see interviewed by photopol.us next?

Byrd Williams IV – what a story he has to tell, Four generations of photographers. He is an amazing man and inspiring teacher.

http://byrdwilliams.com/

What’s the soundtrack to your life (or …your favorite music to listen to while editing)?

I need something upbeat yet a little funky.. I love hard house, house, hard soul, trash disco. Anything from the 70’s helps me edit for hours …I can listen to Rappers Delight over and over and over again…

What’s your favorite hang (when shooting or not)?

Dive bars, sushi and Thai restaurants – not necessarily in that order. It’s different here in Dallas, in San Francisco there were endless possibilities.. in Dallas it isn’t quite as eclectic as I would like, but I still find the occasional fabulous place where I can relax and just hang.

Best chow to get you ready for a shoot? or best way to celebrate a brilliant capture?

Chili Cheese Coney, easy on the onions and a Cherry Coke from Sonic… that makes me really cheerful. (It’s the little things).

Your favorite photo by another photographer?

George HurrellSimone Simon” 1936 What an unbelievably talented man he was.

Has your passion for photography changed at all since turning “pro”?

If anything it has grown, the endless possibilities, the exciting new clients that allow me to be artistic and still get compensated. That’s the icing on the cake. Not to mention going back to school. Being self taught really limited me on my knowledge, but now I’m learning and discovering new ways to shoot and loving every minute of it.

Do you have a favorite / lucky item of clothing, outfit or uniform that you like to wear when shooting an important assignment or project?

I have this really sad pair of slip on tennis shoes by Ed Hardy… I don’t know if they will make it much longer before I have to bury them… I think I’m already in mourning over the thought. I purchased 3 pairs because I knew this day would come, I should really start breaking them in.

What’s your sign? (we’re conducting a poll)

I was born on the cusp…I’m a Libra/Virgo all the way baybie!

©PaigeWhite

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I am a Richmond, Virginia-based commercial photographer specializing in providing a clean natural approach not only to the clients’ required images but also for a body of work. Because of this, I excel at developing image libraries for various national and international clients, particularly companies in the process of rebranding. Most importantly, my wife and I are thrilled to be welcoming a sweet baby girl into the world this month.
www.caseytempleton.com

When and how did you become interested in Photography?

I am always framing what I see and when I was in high school, I started taking photos of family and friends and it stuck a cord of passion that has been on fire ever since.

What gear do you mainly shoot with?

I use all Canon gear and Apple products such as Aperture for all of my image library organizing and image edits.

What is your #1 source of inspiration?

I love movie lighting.

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?

I enjoy the work I am doing so much and try not to take on work I don’t enjoy, so at the end of the day, I don’t really have a desire for personal projects since I gain so much fulfillment from the paying gigs I take on.

What is your all time favorite genre to shoot (portraiture, conceptual, commercial, etc..)?

I love commercial work, helping companies build their brand visually and I love seeing a project through from start to finish.

What is one thing that makes your work unique>?

The focus on the library of images with a consistent theme, feel, vibe and not always just the single image.

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

James Dean. He is one of the best looking men of all time and his look is timeless.

what’s your dream photo field trip?

I would love to teach on a “Semester At Sea” program where my family could join me and travel around the world.

what’s your post production photo process?

I use Aperture for my entire production process from organizing, editing, delivering final images.

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

I’d stick with my Canon 5D Mark II because I’m comfortable with it and it does exactly what I require of it at the moment.

who are your favorite shooters and why

The ones that innovate and are always trying new things. Also, the ones that have a solid handle on the business side of photography because they will be the ones that keep this business alive.

what has been the shining moment of your career thus far?

I hope the best is yet to come but some of my major shining moments involve having a business that has seen exceptional growth for the past 3 years and being awarded the College Photographer of the Year in 2006

samples of Casey’s work:

portraitDick patrick STUDIOS – 9108 Chancellor Row, Suite B
Dallas, TX 75247
214-638-8394
dpatrick@dpatrick.com

When and how did you become interested in photography?

My father and my grandmother were photographers. I grew up hanging around a commercial photo studio and started working in my dad’s black and white lab at a very young age.

What gear do you mainly use?

90% of what I shoot is in the studio and I use a Fuji 680lll with a Phase One back, tethered to a Macintosh tower and dual 20” monitors.

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?

I have always pursued photography as a career and a way to make a living so I wouldn’t say I had a true love for the art of photography until long after I was making a living doing it. It’s only been recently that I even bring cameras along when I travel.

My source for personal expression is in writing and working with wood.

What inspires you?

I am a bigger fan of design than I am of photography so I spend my time reading about the different design disciplines.

What is your favorite genre?

Although I shoot more food than anything else nowadays, I have always enjoyed shooting still-life compositions best. With the access that the internet provides for finding great still-life imagery, that part of the commercial photography business has diminished greatly.

Do you have any upcoming shows or events?

We are currently celebrating the 25th anniversary of Dick Patrick Studios, Inc. and we’re planning a party at the studio on November 7th. If you’d like the details, become a fan on Facebook.

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

I feel that our strong suit is studio lighting. I have always enjoyed manipulating light to fit the needs or requirements of each image and I believe it shows.

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

I think it would be fun to follow a political campaign for a few months. It would be something very different for me.

What’s your dream photo field trip?

If I had it to do over, I would have pursued a career in travel photography. My love for travel as well as reading could be combined with my photographs to make a living doing things I love. What could be better than that?

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

Cameras are tools. I don’t covet any particular one. The ones I love are the ones that suit the project I’m working on at the moment.

Who are your favorite shooters and why?

I have always loved the work of Arnold Newman, Jerry Ulesman and Duane Michals. Newman’s use of light and composition, Ulesman’s inventiveness and Michals’ artful technique blow me away. I have collected their work and use different elements learned from each of them in my own work.

Sample’s of Dick Patrick’s Work

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mark_rMark Rutledge assisted for Dallas photographer Phillip Esparza after graduating with a BFA in photography. Rutledge has now been shooting on his own commercially for 10 years or so. These days concentrating on shooting more feature films and video but still photography is what he loves….that and painting…and espresso.

www.markrut.com….redesign coming soon.

When and how did you become interested in photography?

I abhorred photography as an art form for the longest time in school…real artists painted! Moved to NYC and wanted a camera to document it…bought a rangefinder(Yashica Lynx) and it was all downhill from there. Ansel’s The Camera etc. really opened my eyes, but I quickly fell in love with the street photographers and then back to school where, oddly enough I became fascinated with still life….go figure. I wasn’t jumping in blindly…my father had been a serious photographer and I had used an all manual SLR as my first camera at 7 or 8….Minolta SRT-101 as I recall…Man, I can remember that and not my dress shirt size? I am a gear head..

What gear do you mainly use?

I still have a 5D which is getting a little ragged. Hasselblad. Lumix LX3 for carrying around. Every film camera known to man….or pretty damn close. I still have a Rolleiflex that i love, Holga, Leica Screwmount, Half frame, assorted box/toy/old cameras, Speed Graphic, cool Nikon Super 8.

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?

Yes. two little kids. girls. enough said. Actually that’s 50 percent true….I can make the time to do personal work, it’s having the time and energy just to think creatively that’s in short supply.

What inspires you?

Literature….(I wanted to be an English Lit. major)…not that it necessarily inspires me directly but it inspires me just to think..

What is your favorite genre?

That’s a tough one. Anything with people….portraits of all kinds, street, documentary…especially if travel is involved.

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

Arghh…I’m fighting the standard pretentious art school response here….
If anything it’s probably the fact that I’m a little obsessive when it comes to a subject or subject matter in my personal work. Approaching them from different angles (sometimes literally)…basically beating it to death (not literally) until I’m happy…but I’m never really happy with my work, so it’s a long process….sometimes revisiting the same subject or concept years later.

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

My mom… I should have taken more pictures while she was still here.

What’s your dream photo field trip?

Right now, Okinawa and then Vietnam…..and then Cuba. and Morocco.

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

Leica M9….I have a hard time justifying it for the work i do right now(or at least get paid to do) but hopefully that will change. Still kicking myself for selling my film Leicas. Deardorff 8×10….kick it old school…love (and miss) the view camera.

Who are your favorite shooters and why?

Michael Ackerman,Kratochvil, James Whitlow Delano, Pellegrin, Rodchenko…dark, b&w, gritty.

Sample’s of Mark Rutledge’s Work

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