Victoria Wall Harris
WHAT DO YOU DO?
I shoot stills and create videos for brands that help them connect to their consumers.
WHAT STEPS DID YOU TAKE TO GET TO WHERE YOU ARE NOW?
I was a studio art major at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, and there I narrowed my medium to photography. I took every local photo job I could get while living in Charleston, and then moved to NYC to assist big time photographers after graduation. I lived there for 7 years and honed my craft, even taught myself video and editing, and in 2012 I relocated to sunny Los Angeles.
How do you stand out in your field?
I like to create natural feeling photos that are in the moment, but still aspirational. I also am great at helping a brand figure out their message and how to best translate that through their media assets. Plus I make cool stuff.
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON RIGHT NOW?
A beauty web series, social media for a Kombucha brand, & a complete photo and video rebrand for a lifestyle personality.
WHAT'S YOUR STYLE/PERSPECTIVE/TASTE? DO YOU HAVE A PROJECT THAT REPRESENTS THIS?
I love shooting people and products together, and showing real life moments. I also get super pumped when clients need photo and video together, like here.
WE ARE ALL SLASHIES WITH MULTIPLE SKILLS, WHICH ONE DO YOU WISH YOU COULD DO MORE OFTEN?
All things Photo & Video - editing and meetings take a lot of my time and energy.
WHAT IS FRUSTRATING YOU RIGHT NOW?
Honestly I'd love to have someone handle my estimating for me. It would be nice to take that part out of the equation and focus more on the creative, and not get upset over the jobs I lose in the estimating process.
IF YOU COULD HIRE SOMEONE FOR $20/HR, WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE THEM DO TO MAKE YOUR DAY EASIER?
Marketing and estimates!
LET'S BRING OUT THE TIME MACHINE. WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU COULD HAVE TOLD YOURSELF, WHEN, AND WHY?
Trust in yourself, you got this, & as long as you're headed in the right direction it doesn't matter how fast you go, you'll get there.
WHAT KIND OF OPPORTUNITIES/PROJECTS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
Lifestyle and food clients that need photo and video. Especially on a recurring basis.
DESCRIBE YOUR IDEAL JOB/CLIENT/COLLABORATION.
I recently created a library of still images and a brand relaunch trailer for a celebrity nutritionist launching their lifestyle brand. It was super fulfilling and loved what we created. It will be out soon and then I can share it.
WHAT IS YOUR HOURLY RATE, RETAINER, OR SALARY RANGE?
It varies a lot from project to project depending on usage and the scale of the shoot, but I love working with small start ups or large established brands and can usually make something work within the clients budget whatever that may be.
HOW SHOULD SOMEONE APPROACH YOU ABOUT WORKING TOGETHER?
A brief email about the project and your budget, or some inspiration images, or lets hop on a quick phone call!
HOW DO YOU STAY CREATIVE?
Watch, listen, learn, do!
This member profile was originally published in November 2018.