Trailblazers: Powerful Women of Photography the Lou Freeman Interview

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In 1988 she became only the second woman photographer to ever shoot for Playboy Magazine; completing nearly 600 editorial spreads over 12 years for the publication, and breaking through a barrier to give women a voice in the work that portrayed them. In this segment of our Trailblazers series our own Mia McCormick sits down with Lou and discusses topics that range from how Lou got started in photography to the lessons she learned from her time shooting for Playboy, and from the opportunities for growth that came from working in a demanding environment to how she continues to stay relevant to such a wide variety of clients.

Lesson 1 : On Getting Started
Lesson 2 : On Looking Back
Lesson 3 : On Growing as a Photographer
Lesson 4 : On Staying Relevant

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Lou Freeman

Lou Freeman

For over three decades, Lou Freeman has practiced and shaped the art of fashion, glamour, fine interior, and lifestyle photography. Lou’s work is powerful and visionary, being featured in editorial, publishing, and advertising worlds. Her mantra is to bring beauty, strength, and sophistication to everyone she shoots, creating compelling concepts with simple to highly stylized imagery that connects with consumers.

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Mia McCormick

Mia McCormick

Mia McCormick works as a Director/Producer for Bluewater Media and is a contributor to B&H Photo. She is the producer and host of several interview series designed to lift the voice of women in this industry. Her break out series of inspirational interviews for B&H called "Women of Influence" received national press. She travels across the county teaching at conferences like WPPI, NECC, and PSW.

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