WHAT STEPS DID YOU TAKE TO GET TO WHERE YOU ARE NOW?
I hustled, studied, assisted and shot personal work at every chance I could.
FOR OTHER PEOPLE IN YOUR FIELD, WHAT DO THEY USUALLY LACK?
I think photography takes a mix of tenacity, kindness, business savvy and creativity. There is a lot to balance when you turn your passion into a career. I think you really have to be patient, keep at it, know who you are as an artist, and never give up.
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON RIGHT NOW?
I am building a new body of fashion work inspired by the South of France and working with a handful of lifestyle brands. I also have a variety of personal projects that are in the mix.
WHAT'S YOUR STYLE/PERSPECTIVE/TASTE? DO YOU HAVE A PROJECT THAT REPRESENTS THIS?
Clean, bold, evocative imagery.
WE ARE ALL SLASHIES WITH MULTIPLE SKILLS, WHICH ONE DO YOU WISH YOU COULD DO MORE OFTEN?
I wish I could paint more. Well, I really wish I could paint better. Then I would probably paint more.
Was that the question?
WHAT IS FRUSTRATING YOU RIGHT NOW?
I see where I want to be as an artist and sometimes I forget to enjoy the journey…wishing I was at the final destination already. When, we all know, there is no final destination.
IF YOU COULD HIRE SOMEONE FOR $20/HR, WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE THEM DO TO MAKE YOUR DAY EASIER?
List management. My accounting. Cook me dinner. And dessert.
LET'S BRING OUT THE TIME MACHINE. WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU COULD HAVE TOLD YOURSELF, WHEN, AND WHY?
I wish I could have told my 7 year old self that things were going to get better and that one day I would live a beautiful life in California making art for a living.
IF YOU COULD TALK TO AN EXPERT TO GAIN MORE INSIGHT ON SOMETHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE ABOUT?
WHAT KIND OF OPPORTUNITIES/PROJECTS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
I am looking for freelance fashion/lifestyle/travel/portrait photography gigs. I am also happy to write stories alongside images. I am always interested in meeting other awesome creatives (and Non-Creatives!) and collaborating on inspiring projects.
DESCRIBE YOUR IDEAL JOB/CLIENT/COLLABORATION.
I love having clients who hire me for what I do best and then let me do it. A great client is someone who knows what they want + need and then brings in the right person to execute their vision. I thrive on open honest communication…as well as a solid sense of humor.
WHAT IS YOUR HOURLY RATE, RETAINER, OR SALARY RANGE?
Depends on scope of project.
HOW SHOULD SOMEONE APPROACH YOU ABOUT WORKING TOGETHER?
email is best: Olivia@OliviaKatz.com
HOW DO YOU STAY CREATIVE?
Just don't stop creating.
This member profile was originally published in March 2018.