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I am a language enthusiast! I speak fluent French and English and can speak conversational Spanish, Italian, Czech, Icelandic and Hebrew! I love to travel, and I love to meet people from around the world and learn about their culture and language.
Alix, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
I started as a portrait photographer when I was 17 and continued portraits throughout college, adding fashion as I became fashion editor for the school's fashion magazine. After graduation, I began my life as a freelance photographer where I can pursue my passion for making people feel beautiful and my desire to travel the world.
Who is your inspiration in life Alix? How do you keep inspired?
I find it easy to stay inspired â€“ when I hear from a client or model that they love the photos and feel beautiful it reminds me how much I love what I do. I also love to photograph drag queens and draw inspiration from them; they are the best kind of people and photo subjects.
We all make mistakes Alix; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Photographer; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
Because I am new to the photo world, I can't think of an instance that fits this question. I would say that looking back I wish I had spent more time observing talented photographers on set when I was in college â€“ there were some gifted photographers who also shot for our school's fashion magazine, and I wish I had taken the time to soak up their wisdom rays.
Alix, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Photographer, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?
I come from a big family where I am the oldest and feel like I have trained my whole life in making sure everyone is heard and happy. At the end of the day, when the vision comes together, the photos are gorgeous and represent each client well. Of course, the priority is different for each kind of photography â€“Â for portraits the priority is to get a gorgeous headshot, for fashion, it is to showcase the clothes and model, and for weddings it is to make sure the bride looks back on the day and has all her memories beautifully preserved.
Please tell us, Alix, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?
Because I am new to the fashion world, I also don't have a specific answer to this question. In every situation, it's important to be strategic to ensure that time is used effectively for a shoot and that everyone comes out happy. I like to bring high energy to a shoot and to give tons of (genuine) compliments to put everyone on set at ease and in a good mood, and that helps make sure everything that needs to be done gets done.
Alix, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
With my time at school as a photo editor for the fashion magazine, I worked closely with the editor in chief and creative director as well as the photoshoot directors. These positions were almost always filled by journalists from the writing side, not the creative side, and I often had to defend creative decisions as the creative spokesperson.
Alix, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
My proudest professional accomplishment as a photographer was meeting the mom of a student whose headshots I had taken. Her mom showed me photos of their home where multiple headshots of mine were blown up and framed on the wall. She told me they were her favourite photos of her daughter and how much she treasured them and it reminded me how lucky I am to be able to make a real and lasting impact through photography.
Alix, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
When I was photo editor for the school's fashion magazine I was able to create a demi-mag that was comprised of three photo shoots that I creative directed, two of which I also photographed. It was so exciting to be able to explore some ideas I had for photo shoots and be able to be the creative director but it that made it extra scary that things wouldn't come together. Luckily everything worked perfectly together, and the demi mag was stunning and one of my favourite examples of my creative direction.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
Like with any freelance and creative job, you have to make sure not to feel beaten down by the industry. Remember what you love about photography and keep always shooting â€“ you might snap a random pic on the subway that revitalises you!
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes, looking for any fashion or wedding collab with fashion stylists and agencies.
Photographer: me, @alixkramer Model: Max Luton Location: Private property in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard