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Thursday, April 17th
6-8pm
Lee Harvey’s 

It’s I Love Texas Photo’s second Dallas meet-up! We’re getting together with area photographers, photography lovers and other creatives to get social and grab a drink. The last one was a blast so come out and join us!

The first round is being generously sponsored by The Photo Division!! 

We’ll be giving away 2 ILTP T-Shirt’s.

Please RSVP on Facebook.

 

Who: Jeff Stephens

What: D Magazine Home Design Special Issue

Jeff Stephens ©

Jeff Stephens ©

Jeff Stephens ©

Jeff Stephens ©

Wood styled by Jay Evers

Blue Tape was a personal project.

Jeff Stephens ©

I met Maureen at the first ILTP Dallas happy hour and later had the wonderful opportunity to sit down with her over coffee. She’s full of energy and joy and is a powerhouse at representing some high quality photographers coming out of Dallas.

Mindy Byrd ©

Mindy Byrd ©


What is the Photo Division? How did it start and come to be where it is now?

The Photo Division was really borne out of me wanting to be a champion for creatives. I am the middle person, the connection between art and commerce. The Photo Division represents four amazing photographers that bring such a diversity of insight experience and inspiration: Jeff Stephens, Thom Jackson, Claudia Grassl, and Mindy Byrd. I am fortunate every day to get up and go to work with them.  I started the agency five years ago. The name is a play on an industry term of “divisions,” many other agencies represent other talents: hair and makeup, stylists, etc. – but we focus solely on photographers– hence The Photo Division.
No day is boring and every day is a whole day.  I wake up and hit the ground running .
So four is sort of the most manageable number? 
For me, it is the magic number right now.   Everyone deserves time and attention, I can’t be overextended. They deserve it and should have it. There is also this ripple effect, so that it is never just the photographer I am dealing with – each photographer relationship branches out into another connection of clients and crew , etc. There are definitely days when one photographer needs more than another, but I want to make sure if that photographer calls, I can talk to them.  No day is boring and every day is a whole day.  I wake up and hit the ground running .
Is it easy to keep client connections outside of Dallas?
It’s a matter of staying connected and constantly building new clients. But I have to say, the Dallas market is positively thriving and keeps us quite busy! We have so many great clients here . Sometimes I barely have time to raise my head above the city limits ! But I just came back from three shoots in New York City and client visits there. I met the art buyers at Victoria’s Secret and their building is huge and a bit imposing with security, but when I finally got through, the art buyer greeted me wearing Converse High Tops. I love it! 
Thom Jackson ©

Thom Jackson ©

If you are a photographer looking for an agent, my advice is to play the field a bit before you settle down, you know, date around.
What all do you do?  You represent the photographers but what does that entail?

We take it basically from beginning to end.  We are the ultimate crowd pleasers– trying to keep everyone happy, clients and photographers. It’s like planning a fantastic dinner party, you have to serve the right food, invite the right people and then make sure they are all seated next to the right people– except that it is not an occasional event– we do it every single day! 

If you are a photographer looking for an agent, my advice is to play the field a bit before you settle down, you know, date around. Interview several agents before you choose one. You have to like and trust that person because ideally this will be a long term relationship. They are representing you and your work, so understanding your vision and style is paramount.

Claudia Grassl ©

Claudia Grassl ©

Be genuine and have your own voice. There should be a gravitational pull as to why the client would choose your work other than the 5 other portfolios they are looking at .
Do you have any advice for photographers who want to work commercially or editorially?
Great photographers are like great musicians . Music , art and photography all cross over for us at TPD .  If you are a musician you must know how to play your instrument to create what you intend for people to hear.  If you are a photographer you must also know your craft in such a way that your vision shines through . One is hearing and one is seeing . Show me the way . Be genuine and have your own voice. There should be a gravitational pull as to why the client would choose your work other than the 5 other portfolios they are looking at . Your images need to speak for themselves . You are always going to morph a little bit as you live your life, but figure out a base first and evolve from there.
Jeff Stephens ©

Jeff Stephens ©

Claudia Coker © & Jennifer Boomer ©

October 18 and 19th Spirit’s Emily Kimbro and our very own Jasmine DeFoore held an awesome workshop at Dallas’ Belmont Hotel. The workshop detailed what it takes to create an effective Travel story. Below are the results from the photographers.

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Carolyn Aeschliman ©

Carolyn Aeschliman ©

 

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Carolyn Aeschliman ©

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Stephen Masker ©

Stephen Masker ©

 

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Ginger Diaz ©

Ginger Diaz ©

Ginger Diaz ©

 

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Daniel Goncalves ©

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Daniel Gonclaves ©

 

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Deborah Faitt Esker ©

Deborah Faitt Esker ©

 

 

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Claudia Coker ©

Claudia Coker ©

 

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Matthew Johnson ©

Matthew Johnson ©

Matthew Johnson ©

Matthew Johnson ©

 

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Jennifer Boomer ©

Jennifer Boomer ©

 

We would like to graciously thank Belmont Dallas for sponsoring the workshop!

Claudia Coker © & Jennifer Boomer ©

Claudia Coker © & Jennifer Boomer ©

 

Portrait of Bob Jackson with his photograph of Lee Harvey Oswald being shot by Jack Ruby
Allison V. Smith ©

Dallas’ Barry Whistler Gallery presents

Three Shots: Iconic Photographs from November 1963 by Bob Jackson.

Artist Reception: Saturday, November 2nd, 1-3pm

Exhibit runs through November 30, 2013

Portrait of Bob Jackson with his photograph of Lee Harvey Oswald being shot by Jack Ruby
Allison V. Smith ©


 
Address: 2909-B Canton Street Dallas, TX 75226

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