Joey Lawrence, only 20 years old, is one of the most sought-after commercial photographers in the business. While Joey’s commercial work consists of advertisements and work for movies, television, and musicians, his personal work focuses on fine art portraiture around the world. Today, he talks with Marc Silber about techniques for both beginning and established photographers alike
One distinct quality in Joey’s photos is the clear emotional connection between subject and photographer. Joey concentrates on interacting with the subjects beforehand to make them more comfortable. Often, they are not accustomed to working with cameras, so Joey will spend a day just getting to know them and their culture. He describes these images as collaborations with the subjects, which result in much more powerful photos.
Joey encourages photographers to take advantage of all the resources available today. The internet is a great resource, with numerous photography blogs and articles online. To improve one’s photography skills, constantly experimenting with new techniques and making mistakes is necessary.
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