University of Texas at Austin
The Fine Art Of Fashion
Senior in the Studio Art program.
"The courses aren't that technical, so at one point I interned
with a professional photographer to learn more about lighting. There's
not a lot of hands-on, how-to-do-it; you have to go at that individually
and ask the professors a specific question or ask for information on
a specific technique."
On The Job
"I work part-time for two studios--Mary Beth Greenwood Photography,
doing comp cards
for actors, actresses, and models, and Innovative Photography, shooting
weddings and bridal portraits."
"I've always wanted to be a fashion photographer--I have
a fashion marketing degree from the Art Institute in Dallas--but lately
I'm trying to get more than just the basic fashion look by adding
elements of fine art photography. The goal is still fashion, but I'm
not sure how fine art will come into it. Maybe a combination we haven't
"To one coast or the other, L.A. or New York, to pursue fashion
Hasselblad for weddings, Canon EOS system for models' comp cards.
One of her photos is featured in Tapestry of Dreams, just published
by the International Library of Photography.
other work, but I don't want to be influenced by it. I've
seen people studying so much that they lose what they're doing.
Natalie Mechell was recommended to us by Mary Beth Greenwood, photographer
and instructor of interns at the University of Texas at Austin.
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