I grew up in a familial environment fostering exposure to different cultures, with an emphasis on understanding the mosaic pallet of colours the world has to offer. My parents were instrumental in getting me to explore. My mother had a keen interest in museums everywhere, and I learned geography by extensive travel through various continents. She was a "Grande Dame." It may explain my comfort in having embraced Fashion Photography and Film. She Frequented the fashion designer house of the 60's and 70's assiduously. To this day I have a few remaining pieces passed down to me, a travelling alarm clock from Hermes, Dior dress, Chanel tailleur.
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Portrait- Bio Filmmaking
Our readers would love to get to know you more Michel. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer?
A firm focus on pristine imagery, A full team of professionals for our clients, set crew and producer, designer, stylist, Hair and Makeup staff, Second shooter, combined with a well defined and agreed upon delivery approach. A focus on fashion and Portraits.
Michel, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
Early on I was attracted to photography and filmmaking, and I did my apprenticeship by working my way through the different image capturing methods available at a said period. This learning process, allowed me to acquire the necessary techniques both in still and film imagery, I would continue to use to date. I had the opportunity to work on many celluloid systems, all the way to handling high-end digital systems today. Assiduously working to reproduce a scene realistically, with all its colours and "lights" with no alterations and editing is my method.
Who is your inspiration in life Michel? How do you stay inspired as Photographer?
Every photographer and Filmmaker out there. Their work and creativity is a constant reminder that talent is everywhere.
We all make mistakes Michel; we wish we could take back. What was the error you made in the past that you want to you can bring back?
Not having started in this field earlier. However, every previous step in an integral part and a direct result of my work today.
Michel, How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients?
It is the Cinephotographer's responsability to deliver a stunning result regardless of the subject. With my team, we have a project management approach to all our shoots. Working for the customer's deliverables is our goal. We combine this with incredible places, beautiful creations and top it with a touch of creativity.
Please tell us, Michel, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family?
I am fortunate to have a team of family, friends all interested in this work. It blends nicely.
Michel, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
Working with our customers is a cornerstone of our delivery. Stay withn their budgets and leveraging incredible talented ( and award winnning) script writer to every shoot provides us with the ability to suggest and adapt to the desired results.
It maximises the effectiveness of the shoot and set results.
Michel, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer.
It takes a whole team to achieve the final media I produce. As a team, we have had the opportunity to work with icons such as Carlos Serrao, and Fulvio Maiani. Designers, Erin Healy, Lydia Suify, NIKE, Antonella Rossi, Jennifer Chabri. Getting recognised by our peers are our most significant rewards. We are proud of the laurels awarded to us, London International Fashion Film Festival, Los Angeles Cinefest, Brussels International Fashion Film Festival, Siena International Photography Awards, Cayman Island International Film Festival, top 50 fashion filmmaker list Miami International Fashion Film festival.
Michel, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or challenging about it?
Having the set look in your mind, the execution is always the most difficult. You want that dark sky on the salt flats in Namibia... you will have to adjust!
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?*
Work with light, focus on setting up your shoot, enjoy the work, and the results even more.
Lead Cinephotographer: Michel.Jaumin@hdworldmedia