Olivia Katz

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Olivia Katz

Photographer

Los Angeles, CA

www.oliviakatz.com
instagram @OliviaSavile
 

WHAT DO YOU DO?

I am a lifestyle + fashion photographer and writer.

 

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.

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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?

Neuroscience.
 

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.

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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.

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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.