New York acclaimed photographer Gigi Stoll, spoke at the 2016 LHSA Spring Shoot in New York City. During her presentation, she chronicled her photographic journey. Gigi was a former fashion model turned photographer and spoke about her experiences on both sides of the camera. As a model, she traveled the world and was “schooled” in photography by the photographers with whom she worked on location and in the studio. “An old friend gave me a Polaroid camera. I started shooting my model friends and taking portraits during my travels as a model. I went to a Tattoo Convention in Amsterdam to document a family of artists, The Leu Family Iron, and when I returned to NYC, one of the images ended up in an Upper East Side gallery. Then, Art Unlimited from Amsterdam approached me to print postcards worldwide. I continued showing in galleries and started selling my art to private collectors. What started as snapping Polaroids of friends quickly evolved into a second career shooting portraits for magazines and taking me to the far reaches of the world such as Morocco and Peru to shoot medical missions for children.”
Since retiring as a model, she turned her attention to photography and giving back through her photographic projects which include Mission India, Operation Kids, Shadow Series/Nudes and Lingerie and more. In this recorded session, Gigi discusses different cameras, formats, lighting and other aspects of her photography.