I had the delight of photographing him a few weeks ago.
Ollie Ash is an up-and-coming model/actor. He is a super cool kid. He is also a collaborator; he just didn’t realize it on the shoot. This was his first professional modeling portfolio shoot and he totally rocked it. Also, on-set were his parents. Staley is an incredibly creative artist and elementary school art teacher. Josh is a former creative director, current educator and equally creative. Our team made for a very collaborative and fun photo shoot.
Back to Ollie.
He was very open to trying the silly commands we were barking out at him (all the while keeping an eye on that crazy head of hair that made me a bit jealous). I’ve worked with many adults in professional positions that were far less receptive to teaming up on-set.
Sometimes, you just don’t know what you don’t know, so you must trust and rely on the professionals. Once Ollie warmed up to the camera and the bald guy behind it, he was a natural and even threw in some of his own poses and ideas.
Regardless of your project or profession, it takes a tremendous amount of trust in those around you, teamwork, open-mindedness, and hopefully some fun along the way to get things done.
Minick Photography, LLC always strives to build a high level of trust, a collaborative team environment, and form long-term client partnerships. We are incredibly fun to work with too. Oh, and keep an eye out for Ollie.