The focus of this project is capturing images of artists in the act of creating. I started this project in January, 2022, and I am continuing to look for artists who will let me photograph them while they work. If you are interested in participating, please contact me. In exchange for your time, I will provide you with all of the finished images for you to use as you like.
What's the ultimate goal? Right now, I am focused on creating the images, but it would be exciting if this eventually turned into an exhibit or a book.
Below are some more details.
Shiu Pei Luu
The photo shoot:
Most of my photo shoots require about two hours, sometimes a little bit more. This will be at your studio where you do your art. I will bring lighting equipment to augment any available ambient light. No specific preparation is required on your part. I suggest that you plan to work on whatever projects are currently inspiring you. It helps if you have more than one project or activity to work on during the photo shoot, since this provides more variation in the composition of the finished images, but this is not a necessity.
I like to leave 15-20 minutes at the end of the session to allow time for a posed portrait to complement the working photos.
Where and When:
I am based in El Cerrito, California (just north of Berkeley), so I am focused on the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
I am planning most photo shoots on weekends, though weekday evenings are occasionally possible. Let's see what we can work out!
After the photo shoot:
Finished images will be available within 1-2 weeks after the photo shoot. For most images, I create both a color version and a black-and-white version. When the finished images are ready, I will set up a shared photo album on-line, where you can view the photos and download any you like.
Use of the photos:
I ask each artist to sign a standard agreement, which I will also sign. Through this agreement, I give the artist permission to use any of the finished images for personal or commercial purposes, and the artist gives me permission to use images from the photo session in a book, exhibit, or on my website. I always give the artist the opportunity to review the photos before I use them. My standard photograph release form is available to preview here.