On this episode of What Makes You Click, Kelvin welcomes Derek Reed, a commercial photographer, video director, and photo editor based in New York City. Listen in as Derek tells the story of how he got his first solo show and sold his first prints as a senior in college in Louisiana, what it’s really like to be a photo editor, and how he was able to pursue photography and develop a successful career as a photographer in New York City.
You’ll gain insight into how Derek was introduced to photography as a child, noting some of the incredible family photos his grandfather shot in the 50s, as well as how he branched out and found inspiration for his photography while growing up in a military base. Derek talks about one of the most successful sets he’s ever done, which happens to be his first celebrity shoot, then shares powerful pieces of advice for aspiring photographers and photo editors. Plus, he shares the awe-some stories of photographing Alan Rickman and DMX before they passed.
About the Guest:
Derek is a commercial photographer, video director, and photo editor based in New York City. Working with some of the best known actors and models in both the fashion and entertainment industries.
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People + Resources Mentioned:
The Luupe’s website: www.theluupe.com
John Ellis: www.instagram.com/john___ellis/
Tracey Woods: www.traceywoods.com/about-1
Jim Henson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Henson
Gordon Parks: www.gordonparksfoundation.org
The Black Archives: www.instagram.com/blackarchives.co
Separate, But Equal by Henry Clay Anderson: www.amazon.com/Separate-But-Equal-Mississippi-Photographs/dp/1586480928/ref=sr_1_4?crid=3HUDTZX6EM6RP&dchild=1&keywords=separate+but+equal&qid=1622827596&s=books&sprefix=Separate+but+equal%2Caps%2C154&sr=1-4
Peter Lindbergh: http://peterlindbergh.obys.agency
Robert Mapplethorpe: www.mapplethorpe.org
Herb Ritts: www.herbritts.com
Richard Avedon: www.avedonfoundation.org