Shanghai Beauty Photographer – Philippe Roy
As a Shanghai beauty photographer I have had the chance to shoot a number of campaigns and assignment types. From hair beauty campaigns for clients like L’Oréal Professionel, Matrix, SYOSS, Kérastase and more. I have also shot a number of beauty editorials. It’s always wonderful to get your creative juices out to make beautiful images with talented teams of professionals.
Hair care photography can be very challenging because of how technical it can get, both in front of the camera and in post production. As a Shanghai beauty photographer I have seen a wide range of technical demands for the look and feel of the photography we are working on.
While skincare photography has it’s own range of challenges, but use a completely different vocabulary. Light control, for shooting in studio especially, is incredibly important.
Shanghai photographer with a studio
In Canada, I started my life as a photojournalist but upon arriving in China I migrated into commercial photography. And very happy I did so.
My photo studio in Shanghai is centrally located. I can use it for a number of shooting scenarios. I can shoot portrait sessions and still-life images, or from beauty campaigns to small room-sets. For larger projects requiring a very large studio, I have China photography studio partners and a well-established network that I can reach out to. It makes me flexible for any assignment you can throw at me.
Being a Shanghai photographer also allows me to cover a Asia as a territory for a number of clients. It is quite normal for me to fly to Korea, Singapore, India or even Australia for an assignment.
As a Canadian photographer based in Shanghai I can understand global positioning of top 500 companies and work within a local setting. I can provide you with advertising photography, lifestyle photography, hospitality photography, fashion photography, automotive photography, still-life photography, beauty photography and much more. Many of my clients appreciate that I can provide them with images with international standards while being made in China.
China photographer with a network
The China photography community is a tight knit community. So, over the years I have created trusted bonds with a number of suppliers that I come to rely upon for my client’s projects. I am able to expand from a single photographer shoot to a team of 60 different people on set. With my network I can manage and organize actors, grips, stylists and lighting technicians…
I am also the Shanghai photography partner at Kore Studios. This gives me the possibility to expand – when I need it – to being more than just a single photographer with a camera.