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New Column : Ask Mrs Robinson

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Dear photographers and B:Studio readers…

Before introducing myself, let me just say how proud I am that Irene asked me to write a weekly column on B:Studio. Irene and I go back a long time but more about that later. My column will cover everything that has to do with photography. As a photographers’ agent for the commercial market, every Wednesday I will discuss various topics of interest in relation to commissioned photography, ranging from the daily grind to future trends. Taking a consultative approach I will talk strategy and interview key industry figures (art buyers, art directors, stylists etc) to share their insights and give a broader perspective on photography. I intend to discuss all forms of photography such as fashion, documentary, art and so on.

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I hope that Mrs. Robinson’s column will become your weekly fix of must-read-about-photography, a place where we share our thoughts and inspire each other.

Who is Mrs. Robinson? Three years ago I started Mrs. Robinson, a photography agency based in Amsterdam. To me Mrs. Robinson (an incredibly well played character by Ann Bancroft in the 1967 movie The Graduate) is the personification of good taste and sophistication but, as some of you will remember, also a little naughty. Exactly the qualifications I would (somewhat immodestly I admit) use to describe my business and outlook on photography.

What I find most interesting and at the same time intriguing in my work is the relationship creative-agent. Guiding photographers in their career and helping them make the right choices. Discovering strengths and weaknesses. Trying to find the best way of giving direction to their professional life and helping them avoid pitfalls, but without interfering in their creative development. These items are on the agenda every day, evolve over time and provide for a very exciting industry to work in. Every day you and I ask ourselves many questions: should we approach this magazine or how will this publication be perceived by other prospective clients? Add another photo to our portfolio or will it distract too much? Do I use my iPad to make a presentation or a more traditional portfolio? And the list goes on. The answers to these and other perhaps seemingly innocent questions are crucial in building client perception and expectations. And, most importantly, will determine the direction of your career.

Our industry is a very dynamic and demanding one. To be part of it I find energizing and rewarding. Naturally, there are aspects of our work that I would rather not experience but we will definitely also discuss those in future columns. Rest assured that Mrs. Robinson will leave no stone unturned.

 

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Already fifteen years ago a then very famous Dutch agent asked me to help her out with what she described as some administrative and sales tasks. It turned out she actually meant to ask me to build the complete admin, sales and finance function of her agency. A great challenge that I happily accepted. A new world was opening to me: names like Prada, Dazed & Confused, Nike, Emanuelle Alt echoed through the workspace and I felt like I was starring in my own movie: young girl from the countryside stepped into the glamorous city life. Sound familiar? When Irene (yes, that is how we met) joined a few years later both of us found that of course life at a photography agency is nothing like a movie: happy end not guaranteed. Looking behind the scenes of productions and sales we could often see frustration of the artists who felt misunderstood and who may not have been well prepared by their agents for the sometimes harsh world of advertising. I felt that I could and should do a much better job! Enter Mrs. Robinson.

I started Mrs. Robinson out of love for photography, convinced that artists and agents can succeed in this demanding environment by thinking differently about their business, changing the dynamic of the creative-agent relationship in a positive way, with less frustration and less stress.

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Therefore, when Irene asked me to join B:Studio and explained the rationale for launching the Studio I did not hesitate. B:Studio and Mrs. Robinson are a perfect fit. It feels very natural to be working again with Irene and I think we both felt that some day we would join forces. I am very happy our paths have crossed.

So what can we offer you? A very committed and inspired team that has set clear goals for B:Studio and ourselves and that we are confident to achieve.  Knowing Irene and myself we’ll add to that a huge dose of enthusiasm and humor. All coming together in our shared passion for photography.

In the meantime, you should feel free to approach me with all sorts of questions. Mrs. Robinson likes a challenge ~ send me an email.

It is great meeting you !

 

~ Mrs Robinson Photography Agent in the Netherlands ~

~ images above are by Gustavo di Mario, Liesje Reyskens and Petra van der Veer, just some of the photographers Mrs. Robinson  represents ~

 

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Elephant

studio>tags | ..Kids fashion | ..Studio

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Karin Nussbaumer is an art, fashion and studio photographer.

Karin creates stories. She experiments by mixing the real world with a land of fantasy.  Her fantasies take us to a world beyond our own imagination. She dreams up characters who live in a fairy tale... her stories  evolve into beautiful images.  I love fantasy lands... reminds of the kids that crawled through a closet full of fur coats to arrive in the world of Narnia...

Most of Karin's work is done in collaboration with Dutch artist Frank Visser. Her dream which I am sure will become a reality is to do a children's book or maybe even one for grown ups...after all, you don't need words to tell a compelling story...

The Elephant series is a free art series perfect for any contemporary kids magazine...

 

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Mrs Robinson says:

I have known Karin for many years and admire her daring style. I should probably apologize for picking one of my own photographers but this series fits so well with the other Bloesem blogs that I simply had no choice... Combined with a wonderful simplicity the unusual colour palettes will undoubtedly put a smile on your face. So I am sure you will forgive me... just enjoy!

 

Would you like to see the whole series of 15 images or possibly feature it in your magazine just contact the photographer Karin Nussbaumer.

 

| info@karinnussbaumer.com | www.karinnussbaumer.com | biography Karin |

 

Building Bloc

studio>tags | ..architecture | ..Asia | ..Spaces

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Marjon Hoogervorst likes spaces, places and faces

While visiting me in Kuala Lumpur Marjon Hoogervorst and I went to this amazing house designed by architects couple When Hsia of Building Bloc. The couple was kind enough to show us around their unqiue home. Concrete in its best form combined with lush greeneries. The use of rough materials and simple but stylish finishing make this house a true oasis in the city of Kuala Lumpur. Real eye-catchers are the scrap metal gates and a low tech thermal control system. The architects completed this home in 2009 and it hasn't been featured in international magazines yet...

 

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B:Studio says:

What makes this series so interesting is the 'eye' of Marjon that truly captures the unpolished beauty of this house. The images tell the story of the architects creating their home. The details in the images make this a perfect series for a magazine. It will give the reader plenty of inspiration to stay outside the mainstream when rethinking the design of their own homes...

Would you like to see the whole series of 45 images or possibly feature it in your magazine just contact the photographer Marjon Hoogervorst.

 

 

| marjon@vorstin.nl | www.vorstin.nl | biography Marjon | styling by Irene Hoofs |

 

BloesemStudio is ALive!

studio>tags | ..B:Studio

Very delighted to invite you to the launch of another Bloesem blog...

B:Studio goes live today!

The Studio is all about photography. We aspire to showcase the highest quality work of international photographers, carefully screened. "We" refers to Mrs. Robinson and me, Irene Hoofs. Mrs. Robinson is the photography agency my good friend Monique Grondijs started in Amsterdam. In a former life Monique and I worked together at this somewhat famous Dutch photography agency. Super excited our paths have crossed again at the right time. So I am proud to say that the team is back together to work on something that has been close to our hearts for many years. Combining Monique's expertise in photography with my online presence in one platform, we believe B:Studio will bring photographers and readers the best of both worlds.

Back in 2006 when I started B:Living it was my passion for images that triggered me to start a blog. And still they play a crucial role in deciding what to share with you on Bloesem blogs. B:Studio is different: rather than focusing on the object of the image, B:Studio will focus on the images themselves and the talented artists who make them. We will learn about their work, passions and professional lives.

By bringing photo series closer to you, we believe we can give photographers more international exposure which will help them to more successfully promote their work. Our experience is that photography, although an exciting industry, can be a tough business for both new and established artists. We believe blogs can be a powerful platform to create more awareness and publicity.

B:Studio is meant to put a big spotlight on the photographer. Why? I spoke about this often with friends who make their living as photographers and asked them what they would like to see happening for them online. We came up with the idea of creating a new blog B:Studio where photographers can show their work. With the aim to be noticed by potential clients, so photographers can continue doing what they do best: making inspiring images for all of us.

B:Studio is not an agency. We simply bring the right people together. Our vision is to be a platform for photographers to connect with a global audience and potential clients.

We invite you to visit B:Studio everyday so you can find that special image, new talent or inspiration.

Enjoy!

 ~ Irene