From high fashion to high art, photography has taken Digital Media Lab Studio Tech, Djenabé Edouard behind-the-scenes of some of the most esteemed magazines and digital platforms. Now, Launchpad members and the public can learn from her varied experience in upcoming Digital Media Lab Workshops.
Throughout November and December 2019, Djenabé will be facilitating the Photography Workshop, a course suitable for creatives of all disciplines. Diving into the equipment and resources available at the Artscape Daniels Launchpad’s Digital Media Lab, she will provide insight and understanding of how to get started with studio photography. She will also be teaching upcoming workshops on Fashion Portraiture and Product Photography.
Trained as a photographer at Parsons School of Design in New York City, Djenabé was naturally drawn to fashion. At Parsons, she collaborated often with emerging fashion designers to photograph collections, building elaborate sets to more minimal compositions, and even covering New York Fashion Week for a publicity company three years in a row.
As a student, Djenabé interned for luxury e-commerce company, Moda Operandi, working alongside famed Australian photographer, Peter Goodman, famous for his shots in such fashion bibles as Vogue and Marie Claire. After graduating, she joined Hearst, the publisher of Harper’s Bazaar and Elle, as a Freelance Photography Assistant. Through different publications, she learned the nuances of studio photography, even subbing for fashion stylists for the ideal on-camera image that she will share in her upcoming Fashion Portraiture workshop.
Moving into New York City’s high art world, Djenabé then started working for the internationally renowned David Zwirner Gallery. Famous for representing artists such as Yayoi Kusama, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Kerry James Marshall, Djenabé learned specialized techniques for photographing art for digital audiences.
In 2017, she founded Aquarius Mood, an online creative community that is home to a collective of multidisciplinary curators and a vibrant collection of events, astrology articles, editorials, and playlists. Earlier this year, she also co-founded Blāque Book, a boutique casting agency for people of colour, with her mother, a former model, drawing on her extensive photoshoot experience.
Make sure to sign up for an upcoming Digital Media Lab Workshop with Djenabé this Fall. She will include time in each workshop session for your photography questions.
(Header Photo: Djenabé Edouard)