Creative Series – Photographer
BY JERRI JONES | 14.02.18
Introducing Emily Delphine; a young, up and coming photographer, total babe and talented creative – Emily photographed our Spring campaign 17/18. I had seen Emily’s work via instagram, was drawn to her aesthetic and knew instantly that we’d be on the same page and create some beautiful imagery together.
I’m excited to interview Emily as the first in a series featuring inspiring creative businesswomen on my journal. We had an amazing day shooting the campaign together, Emily brought such a cool and relaxed vibe to the team – exactly what I look for when assembling a creative team to work with. We wanted to get to know her a little more, (if you follow Em on instagram and watch her stories, you’ll know she is equally hilarious as she is talented) here she answers a few of our questions.
What is your favourite quote / mantra and why?
“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” Elbert Hubbard
“Get your tits up” Karla From Bad Moms the movie.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your career/ business?
I really hate talking about myself, haha!
I would like to say I’m really funny but some people may disagree with that. I don’t like to take my self too seriously, I think its good to be able to laugh at yourself sometimes. I’m a fashion photographer based out of Melbourne and Sydney I also shoot powerlines from a helicopter for half of the year which mixes things up a little.
Where do you source your inspiration from?
Absolutely everywhere, it could be from music to other photographers I admire. I think I’m really lucky to be starting my career in a time where social media is dominating our industry. So it’s really easy for me to keep updated with what’s trending in the fashion industry and creating my own take on that.
In this socially plugged in world, what do you do to switch off?
I love to exercise, so going for a run or doing something physical actually allows me to switch off and listen to music.
Who inspires you and why?
The creatives I get to work with. Its so inspiring to meet people who love what they do as much as you do.
Any tips or tricks on how you have succeeded in your business?
I don’t think I’ve succeeded just yet, I don’t think I ever will. The thing I love about this job is that it continues to motivate you more and more to accomplish your goals. As soon as I’ve reached one goal I make another one.
What is your holy grail, can’t-live-without product?
That’s a tough one! I think probably Sunday Riley “The Power couple” it’s damn expensive but I’ve seen such a change in my skin since using it.
Tell us what your top 3 wardrobe essentials are?
Black, black and black.. I’m hopeless with spilling things on me so this is my safest option haha!
What is your go-to, never fail, feel good outfit?
Well big shocker here but it’s black. I like to keep it casual so black jeans and a nice singlet never fails for me.
Can you share your favorite local and what is your usual order?
Well I cook for myself most of the time so I don’t eat out a lot. But there’s a really cute cafe near my home town called Volt cafe. My sister works there and the rest of the staff are so amazing. My order is always an almond cappuccino
What are your tips for what makes a good photo?
It’s all about the light. If you’ve got good light- you’re guaranteed a killer shot. Window light is hands down my favourite.
It’s all about the light. If you’ve got good light – you’re guaranteed a killer shot. Window light is hands down my favourite.
What are your favourite apps for photo editing/instagram?
I don’t really edit on apps as I use photoshop 24/7. However If I had to choose it would be the “photoshop fix it app” – it’s literally a basic version of photoshop that’s on my Mac.
What has been your career highlight to date?
That’s so hard. Can I be really boring and say that nearly every opportunity that I’ve had the past year has been amazing? It’s impossible to choose just one!
How did you fall in love with photography?
It was in high school. I had a friend that was super into fashion and she’s actually a designer now. But she would always show me this amazing imagery and I became obsessed and wanted to give it a go for myself. So I did, I went to RMIT and studied for 2 years (I had no idea how to use a camera). I met the most amazing people in that course that I know I will be friends with for life.
Favourite photographic location and why?
I think you can literally always make a shoot look amazing with a white wall and a lot of day light. But hey wouldn’t mind shooting in Paris next year so I might change my mind after that 😉
You can find Emily and view her work via instagram @emilydelphine_photography