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#YemziGirl Feature 30 (August) - Robin Jade, Fashion and Portrait Photographer from Utrecht, The Netherlands


#YemziGirl Interview August, Robin



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1. Please describe what you do, where you're from (and your age if you feel comfortable)

R: I'm a fashion and portrait photographer from Utrecht, The Netherlands age 24



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2. How did you get into fashion photography?

R: I got my first camera when I was 8 years old. It was a little olympus film camera and I took it everywhere. Started taking pictures of landscapes, then close up flowers, then my sister and now models.

 

3. Talk us through your inspirations and photographic style...

R: I’m heavily inspired by surrealist artists [such] as Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dali. My work isn’t inspired by other photographers, but by painters.



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4. I had fun on your set earlier this year. What techniques are you experimenting with currently?

R: I’m currently experimenting with shadows and gels. I’ve always kind of shot with gels here and there, but I’m trying to expand my knowledge.



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5. What has been your favourite project to date?

R: Probably every project I’ve done with my muse, Miss Paige Tyson Sims

 

6. Can you describe your dream shoot in detail?

R: There are way too many things I want to do that I definitely do not have the budget for. One of them is  a deep sea mermaid shoot in Hawaii or something.



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7. If you could only shoot one cover what magazine would it be and who's the face?

R: Vogue, Paige

 

8. What do you do when you are not shooting and retouching?

R: Playing with my cats and rewatching Friends and Fresh Prince on Netflix

 



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9. Please share with us your top 3 tips for budding photographers who want to enter the fashion industry?

R: Be ballsy and don’t be afraid to try anything

 

10. You are great at spotting model talent and you briefly had a modelling agency, tell us about it...

R: Thank you, I would have loved to have continued it, but I think I jumped on it too fast with too little experience, not the right help and definitely the wrong timing in my life.



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11. What has been the biggest challenge in your career so far?

R: Moving to a new country and then moving to a new city and trying to figure out how to succeed in the process

 



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12. What's your take on the #selfie culture?

R: Hate it

 

13. Which is your favourite Yemzi piece?

R: My beautiful dark green jumper



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14. And finally, your favourite quote?

We’re all mad here

 

Instagram: @ambientjade