The last guest post by Liss from Daydream Lily, who will be wearing her Style Milk hat this weekend next to the Leeloo stall at the Brisbane Finders Keepers! Busy Liss regrettably can no longer guest post for Leeloo but she’s left us with a great interview with a young photographer.
I already follow Jeannine on twitter but had no idea how much her photography has been taking off lately. This young Melbourne photographer is taking the fashion world by storm! Only 17 and already being flow to New York to shoot fashion week. And more recently flown to Sydney to capture Rosemount Australia Fashion Week for Oyster Magazine! Amazing.
Name: Jeannine Tan
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Favourite Equipment: 50mm lens
Have you always loved photography? How did you get started?
I picked up my parents camera when I was around 7. I didn’t quite love it then because I couldn’t focus correctly no matter how hard I tried. It quite a stressful period in my life! I really started loving it when I played around with all the buttons and found the macro function. I realised I could capture so much detail in a little photo and it totally amazed me. It still does, really.
Tell me more about the tumblr project, it sounds exciting! How did it come about? and was it just for New York Fashion Week?
Oh, it was exciting! Rich Tong from Tumblr sent me a gem of an email asking if I would like to attend New York Fashion week with 23 other bloggers. Of course I said yes! As well as attending fashion shows, we also got to meet amazing people such as Oscar de la Renta and Nina Garcia.
What about Oyster Magazine, I love the photos you took for them. How did this come about?
Thank you! While we were exchanging emails about featuring my photography, they asked if I would like to cover Rosemount Australian Fashion Week for them.
What is your favourite type of photography to do? And what has been a favourite project…
I love photography whenever I can be creative and have a bit of fun with it. At the moment, my favourite type is fashion photography but I’m very mouldable and love many things. My favourite project so far would have to be shooting for Oyster magazine. I was kind of scared to fly to an unfamiliar city, stay at a hotel, find locations and take photographs by myself. I was positive something was going to go wrong but everything went perfectly and it was so rewarding seeing the final pictures.
Do you have a photograph that you love? what is the story behind it?
I love this photo:
I took photos for Kelsey Genna with Anna Denton. I love the golden light, the wind and her expression. Everything came together really nicely for this picture.
Any tips for people getting started in photography?
Ask friends if they would like to model for you, be creative and try out new ideas, bring your camera everywhere, make yourself some websites and get yourself out there
NB: Since Leeloo will be at the Finders Keepers market this weekend in Brisbane, we will not be blogging again until Tuesday next week. It also means that if you place an order in the next few days we cannot guarantee the availability of the ordered item/s. We’ll see you all in Brissy! Come along and say hello if you’re in town!