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Steve Giralt Photographs for Godiva.com Celebrating Mother’s Day

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Photography for Godiva.com by Steve Giralt.

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Steve Giralt Photographs Riserva Advertisement for McCann Erickson

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It’s More Than Just Chocolate.. when Steve Giralt Partners with DCOY Studios to Create Stunning Holiday Ads for Godiva, Styled by Paola Andrera

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Retouching by DCOY Studios

Prop Styling by Paola Andrea

Food Styling by Liz Duffy

 

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Steve Giralt Remindes Us To Live by Passion & Perserverene

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Passion, Persistence and Perseverance in Professional Photography

I originally wrote this article for Resource Magazine and it was published in their Spring 2014 issue. I feel this is a great read for all artists. 

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines persistence as: “a quality that allows someone to continue doing something or trying to do something even though it is difficult or opposed by other people.” They define passion as: “a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something.”

If we replace the word “something” with “photography” in both definitions and add them together we end up with the perfect definition of what it takes to be a successful professional photographer. This photographer would be enthusiastic, excited, and willing to continue doing photography no matter how hard it was or how many people might be opposed to his or her photographs.

It’s common to think that the most successful professional photographers are the most talented photographers artistically. In my experience it’s more often the most passionate and persistent photographer, not necessarily the most talented photographer, who will have a long and successful career. There are a lot of people out there that can take beautiful pictures, but not nearly as many who are good at starting and running a photography business and passionate enough to stay the course.

Think about the hundreds of photography students who graduate every year from colleges and universities across the country and enter the real world trying to figure out how to turn their passion for photography into a business. Quite often in the years following graduation, real life sets in, passions fade, and these graduates start doubting if they should continue on or maybe switch to a more “reasonable” profession. This is quite unfortunate since many photographers with incredible artistic potential end of giving up on their dream because they couldn’t persevere and figure out the business of photography.

I remember back when I moved to NYC fresh out of photography school and started looking for work as a photo assistant. My first week in NYC I mailed out about a hundred resumes and promotional cards to different photographers. Of those hundred photographers, not a single one of them contacted me back about working for them. So what did I do? I sent out another hundred resumes the next week, started cold calling those who I had sent resumes to, and kept doing so over and over until I was working almost everyday as a photo assistant.

The lesson I learned from that experience was that it was my persistence, not how pretty my resume was or what my day-rate was, that got me hired as a photo assistant. Sure, those small details may have had a small impact, but not nearly as much as the fact that I was persistent and showed that I was passionate about wanting to work for them. This same lesson has carried over into my professional photography career. I don’t take it personally when I contact twenty magazine photo editors and none of them respond or ever hire me; I just keep contacting them with new work I’m excited about and hope that some day they will hire me.

Young photographers aren’t the only one’s who have a hard time maintaining their passion and perseverance. I’ve been shooting professionally for twelve years now; have shot over a thousand jobs for different clients around the world, yet occasionally times still get slow. When this happens, I, like many photographers, have way too much time for nervousness and self-doubt. The best solution I have come up with is to go out and do something new to keep my mind occupied.

As Dale Carnegie says, “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” 

In my past slow periods I’ve started new personal projects, reached out to clients I haven’t talked to in a while, or tried something totally new like shooting video. Some of the slowest periods of my career have brought on the biggest advancements in my career.  Things always work out as long as I stay passionate about my craft and persevere; taking pictures is the easy part.

To check out more from Steve Giralt you can head to the ANYWAY REPS website, or for Resource Magazine, head HERE!

 

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Steve Giralt Photographs and Collaborates with Prop Stylist Paola Andrea & Food Stylist Rebecca Jurkevich on New Petrossian Catalog

 

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All Photographs by Steve Giralt for Petrossian with CORE Creative

Prop Styling: Paola Andrea

Food Styling: Rebecca Jurkevich

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Steve Giralt Shoots Our Friend Cesar Vega of Cafe Integral for Barista Magazine

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Photograph: Steve Giralt

Subject: Cesar Vega of Cafe Integral 

 

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Steve Giralt Shoots Bobby Flay for Food Network Magazine in his Hamptons House

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Photograph of Bobby Flay by Steve Giralt for Food Network Magazine, October 2015

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Anyway Reps Photographers featured in the Huffington Post for Work with Art Start

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In 2014 Anyway Reps was proud to partner with Art Start (www.art-start.org) a New York based non-profit that utilizes the creative process to engage and give voice to homeless and court-involved youth.  Anyway photographers Natalie Brasington, Adrian Broom, Joshua Dalsimer, Steve Giralt, and David Johnson participated in the project, which was co-founded by Brasington with Art Start co-executive directors Johanna De Los Santos and Hannah Immerman.

 The whole Anyway gang got involved, with Anyway’s Director of Styling, Heather Newberger, creating looks for the youth, and Anyway stylist Edward Scott set dressing.  DCOY Studios donated all the retouching and post production services to the project and Rosemont Press donated the exhibition prints.  An exhibition of the Art Start Portrait Project is now on display at Canon’s Walk in the South Street Seaport.  An opening reception will be held Thursday, September 17th and is free and open to the public.    

See the full article by heading to the Huffington Post website, or following this link.

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A day in the life…Photographer Steve Giralt takes us behind the scenes.

 

 

 

 

 

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One of our favourite humans/ photographers Steve Giralt takes us behind the scenes on his shoots.

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Steve Giralt Launches New Website ( & it’s really cool! )

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We are very excited to announce the latest & greatest, BRAND NEW SteveGiralt.com!

Somehow, he’s managed to leave us dumbfounded again… is there anything this guy can’t do ?!