Shanghai still-life Photographer – Philippe Roy

As a Shanghai still-life photographer I have had the chance to shoot a number of campaigns and assignment types. Starting with cosmetics photography assignment, which i continue to do to this day – and enjoy thoroughly!

I have also had the chance to shoot a number of editorial still-life commissions. Photographing watch still-life, cosmetics still-life, perfume still-life and fashion accessories still-life.

Being a Shanghai still-life photographer corresponds to another part of my personality. The counterbalance of the lifestyle photographer if you will. Where the lifestyle photographer is jumping, happy, laughing with a lot of extroverted energy… The still-life photographer in me is more calm, quiet, focused on minute detail. Takes his time to really achieve what is needed… sometimes spending an entire day for one photo.

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.

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