Janie Cristina Salskov

Janie Cristina Salskov






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I'm told that the Way I involve with every one of my models is very personal, and unique. For me, the model's features and photogenic skills are so important, and I do my work Best if I see something special in the model. I have done some great shots out of nothing, in the streets, with low lights and cold weather, but if I connect with the model it shows in the portrait, and it is more important for me than the cameras technique fx. I am humbled and very honoured when People appreciates my work

Janie Cristina, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?

My aspiration in life is humans. I'm getting High on humans simply. I started taking professional photographs by coincidence. After my 33-year-old birthday I found a camera in my apartment that no one claimed. My son had started as a model two years before, and I started Practicing on him and his friends.

Who is your inspiration in life Janie Cristina? How do you keep inspired?

I'm adoring artists like Sebastiao Salgado, for his bnw beautiful natural works and also Peter Lindbergh and Sally Mann. I was introduced to them and many more artists at Media School. David LaChapelle is unique, and I'm crazy about his color Universe.

We all make mistakes Janie Cristina; 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.

I was in a group with someone from my study class and had I known we would end up with the same model in our final showroom; Id had never mentioned it for her. It ruined my prise a bit. Our works were so Similar, and I felt I found this model first. Very egoistic Maybe but that's the way I felt.

Janie Cristina, 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 have done a lot of the work this summer, and I Think I have to prioritise my paying clients. Photography is an expensive hobby/job to have and even I do like working passionately with some great models for free, I can't keep on. It Will take too much time and make the paying clients wait too long. I try to prioritise the clients in order now. After the date of the shoot. Its hard for me Cause I am a very spontaneous person driven by What I find most exciting/unique, but It's not fair to let People wait too long. I struggle still from this summers tfp jobs.

Please tell us, Janie Cristina, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?

Every time I do brand shots and want to match the kids and sizes in solo and pairs, I have to be strategic. I just did it in Paris last week. Unfortunately, the kids had things to do that rescheduled the plan. It resulted in that I had no pairs with the girls two and two together in a photo. Luckily I shot that in Denmark the week before. So I guess it is about being covered. Doing alternative Shootings, so you have a backup.

Janie Cristina, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.

I remember in my trainee period by two Awesome photographers. I guess it was clear to them that my ways of working are more passionate. Time craving. But the result is showing the work behind. It ended up like I didn't fit in there, the form is in growth and Time is money. And I am more passionate in a niche as a portrait photographer - they are more widespread in tasks they take in.

Janie Cristina, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?

I made a portrait of my son. It was inspired by a Berlin photographer, and I showed it to him. I also showed many of my portraits to my former boss, who is a brilliant photographer. Both of them told me: Janie I Wish it was me who did these photographs. That made me really really proud because I respect and admire them.

Janie Cristina, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?

I made a photo Diary of my first trip to London in January 2016. It was Such a special trip for me, travelling alone, arranging photo shoots and face the Streets by myself. I love the photographs in this book. I made it in hand with scissor and flue with a friend and former nude model of mine.

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?

Work hard and know the right People.

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?

I would very much love to make editorial in London and Paris. To start with, it could be kids brands. But I also am very interested in making more portraits of artists, singers, musicians, sports personalities. I would like to do more photographs in a studio and work with videographers

Photo Credits:

Photographer: Janie Cristina Salskov