Jason Lau, Senior Art Producer at Team One is one of the nicest, happiest and easiest art buyers to get to know. Every time I see Jason he has a smile on his face and is always happy to say hello. When I asked him for a photo to include with this post, I was not surprised when he sent this one along; with him smiling of course!
Jason was so happy to send along a submission for our Solving Mysteries series and for this we are very appreciative.
• How do you search for photography nowadays?
I tend to use agent websites then I link to the photographers sites to see more. I use a few resources to get a new idea of what’s new out there, like “Go See” or occasionally LeBook if it’s a genre I’m not familar with. I always keep an eye out when I’m looking through magazines. It never fails to get recommendations from collueagues in the industry to get more information about new or a particular artist and how they work. Network, network, network!
• Are you noticing any trends in photography that you find exciting?
The lastest trend that I see is that more and more photographers are shooting video. They’re learning to be more of a director and having a DP while they shoot. It’s interesting seeing artists that you’ve known for awhile translate their still photography into motion.
• What are you reading online?
I am reading Convoy.tumblr for the simple design and slick content, Thefashionista.com – you can’t beat men’s fashion, Grassrootsmodern.com– great design, and Thesartorialist.com – self explanatory!
• What is the last image that got your attention?
The lastest from Giles Revell!
• What does your client value most from a photographer? Does that differ from what you value? And, has that changed over the years?
I think having great amazing work is first and foremost. I think what can be accomplished during the shoot with the budget that is given also plays a large role as well. As we all know budgets are not the same as they use to be and the need for different content has changed over the years. I value when an artist has a point a view, it brings much more to the table. I love when all parties are collaborating with each other. The end results tend to be much more fulfilling!