What would I alter: photographer Emily Stein

London-based photographer and director Emily Stein has a playful, colorful and festive style. Stein, a mixture of documentary and portrait, has worked on a number of commercial and editorial projects and has managed to give these jobs the same warmth as their personal work.

Her editorial clients include Huffington Post, Dazed, Guardian Weekend Magazine and Economist, while Stein most recently worked with Transport for London, Natwest and Tesco to bring his skin-colored patches to the market.

Although the corona virus has stopped most of its commercial work, Stein has been busy reconciling childcare with the urge to stay creative. Though it was difficult, she found consolation in her Dreaming Of series, in which she celebrated what people dream of after the lockdown, and Pairing with portraits it is taken

Finding new ways to connect with her topics gave Stein time to think about her creative process and how she could be more open to experimentation. In addition to changes in yourself and your practice, Stein also recognizes changes in your industry.

Here she discusses the importance of human connections, what smaller jobs could mean in terms of both budget and scale for the business world, and what areas and people the photo industry still needs to promote, especially after the ban.


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