A Pictorial Mastermind: Meet The Photographer Reece James Morrison.      

The strive mode is on:

The dissatisfaction of routing for a career in Engineering lead him to further-deepen his keenness within the creative sphere.

The fervidness is high, so is his eagerness:

Reece offered to share his useful tips enabling him to succeed in industry as a young entrepreneur.

 

Hello there, so how are you doing today?            

Hiya, I’m really good today. Currently working through my to-do list and this is number one!

 

What is your full name?

Reece James Morrison.

 

4 words that describe you (or a brief description about yourself?)

Patient, resourceful, resilient and (very) tired.

 

What is your job role?

Editorial Fashion Photographer.

 

What’s the favourite thing about your job?

Seeing the primary idea for a shoot develop from a simple mood-board on Pinterest right up to a published editorial in a magazine. It’s so rewarding!

 

How did you start up? How did you (or your business) grow?

I’m a bit of a geek: once I find something that I’m remotely interested in, I stick to it.

When I acquired my first camera, I played around with the settings until I learnt how to take a “manual” photo.

 

A few years down the line, I became totally interested in portraiture and started shooting with friends and family.

A year later, I became intrigued with the fashion side of photography, so I thought, why not combine the two?

Once I found my niche within photography, I reached out to local modelling agencies, asking if I could potentially test with their models to strengthen my portfolio.

This factor led to me to complete a placement at Savalas Models as a Fashion photographer, which opened so many doors for further portraiture work. As I became more confident and self-aware of my style, I worked with a lot more agencies such as W Model Management – IMM in London, J’adore Models and Brother Models in Manchester.

Studying photography has helped a lot too, encouraging me to collaborate with other industry creatives such as stylists, make-up artists and of course, other photographers.

Since the start of my collaborations, I’ve had various editorials featured within magazines such as Stell Magazine in Australia, Contributor Magazine, WUL Magazine in Israel, French-fries Magazine in Italy, and Vogue Italia.

Looking ahead, I want to really push myself and begin working with brands worldwide. We’ll see what 2019 brings!

Why you choose to follow the Fashion (or creative) route as opposed to another?

I used to work full-time as a Mechanical Designer Engineer until I started feeling dissatisfied with my job. I began to crave different avenues to express my creativity and that’s when I started shooting!

As opposed to engineering, the Fashion industry is forever evolving, aspect which forces us creatives to do the same.

In this fast-paced world, the Fashion system is constantly being challenged and questioned regarding morals and ethics, and as photographers, it’s our duty to keep up with the standards and adapt to the changes when necessary.

For me, Edward Enninful is one of the big figures in the editorial field at present, pushing diversity and inclusivity throughout the industry by providing to talented individuals, such as Tyler Mitchell and Nadine Ijewere, the platform they deserve: the first black photographers to shoot a Vogue Cover.

This movement excites me, and I can’t wait to be a part of it.

Is there something that makes your persona unique (or stand out?)

Hmm…Good question! Personally, I think I’m quite good with people.

I like chatting and I like to think of myself as being very approachable and easy to work with, which is very important when working with a model or brand!

As for my work, I shoot with a medium format Mamiya RZ67, which has a waist level viewfinder. It gives a totally different perspective to shooting with a standard viewfinder. Shooting with a fresh perspective allows you to create something out of the norm, and that to me helps me stand out.

What is the biggest lesson you’ve learnt, being in the Fashion (or creative) industry?

One thing I’ve learnt is that you need to be very resilient. There are a lot of people doing very similar things to you so although it’s important to stand out, it’s just as important to just keep going, because that itself can tear you apart from the rest. I’m still learning this!

Any tips you could give to anyone willing to start a career in Fashion?

As a photographer, my best tip would be to stay active, whether it’s shooting, reading, meeting new people, assisting, collaborating or anything! Staying proactive keeps you motivated!

Would you like to express one last thing?

REDUCE YOUR PLASTIC WASTE.

 

 

 

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