LHSA Presents Gigi Stoll – New York City Spring Shoot 2016

Feb 16, 2017  By Richard Rejino
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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.

 

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Richard Rejino
Richard is the Executive Director of LHSA - The International Leica Society and a part-time professional photographer. He is also a classically trained pianist, writer and published author. His book, "What Music Means to Me" is available from Hal Leonard Corporation.









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