Interview & Jeanne Perrotte

Photographer:Jeanne Perrotte @jeanne_perrotte

Model:Natalia@mpmanagementparis

Make-up:Emeline Marret@emeline_marret_mua

Stylist: Zoé Caillet @zoe.caillet

Hair stylist:Emeline Marret@emeline_marret_mua

Stylist assistant: Sophia Cardine @sophiacardine

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How does your background affect your work?

I’ve always preferred to photograph humans, even at the beginning. I think my firsts professionals experiences had just reinforced that love I have for human pictures, and most of all fashion and beauty.

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In your free time, what kind of pictures do you like to shoot and which one do you avoid?

I love to work with a stylist and a make-up artist and create all together with an image that reunites our three personalities. I like more and more to make pictures that really focused on the model, without so many accessories around. I like to push myself on the stylism to chose poses, try to make the cloth even more beautiful and make it alive.

At the opposite, I try to avoid the most I can packshots pictures, on the white background. I think it’s funny for a very technical photographer, but I’m way more creative than technic. I would love to begin food pictures though, I think it could be something I like!

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Since the photography techniques and equipment change quickly, it is important to stay up-to-date. What do you do to always keep up with the times?

I obviously try to stay aware of new technologies. I just bought a hybrid Sony camera, while I thought for so long I would stay on reflex cameras. Now that I have it, the quality seems better to my eyes, for what I do.

I work with logiciels and try to use the new one. But the most important to my eyes and for my work, it’s that I stay up-to-date with fashion actuality, with the stylism to always produce pictures that please people around. I think it’s really important to stay up-to-date to the people who will see your work once you publish it, to make something they will understand at least in the composition!

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What are some of the depths that you need to go to in order to stay in a constant mode of innovative creation?

The more I shoot, and the more I evolve and have to renovate my ideas. That mostly the thing that makes me stay in a constant creation optic. If I don’t shoot a lot, I will certainly do the same things but in longs intervals and I won’t realize it on the instant. When I do three shoots in the weekend, I can’t reproduce the same thing and I have to find ideas on the actual moment. Maybe I find better ideas when I have to find some in urgency… ;)

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What is the best way to describe the working relationship between you as a photographer and your stylist on any given project? How important is that related to the success of that project?

I think the relationship between the photographer and the stylist is primordial in the success of the project I have the real chance that I found a stylist, whose name is Fodé, and we have a really good feeling together. He is now a friend, I love to work with him and I have the feeling that we always push each other forward. His work helps me to go further and further in mine and adapt myself to ideas I won’t have without him. I like to let his liberty, and that is because I know I can trust him, he knows my universe. I always send him some inspirations before the shooting and I see the clothes only on the D day. That forces me to create a bit on the shooting, and not everything before.

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