Freelance Friday: Celebrating Ally Godfrey

FullSizeRenderIn an effort to promote the website FreelanceArtProducer.com, we have started Freelance Friday.  The purpose is to promote the freelancers on the site so as to gain more attention for them and the others trying to get hired.  So, from now on, when a freelancer on the site provides us with a blog post, we will promote it on a Friday. 

Today, we are featuring Ally Godfrey, Photographer’s Agent turned Art Producer/Buyer.  We were sorry to lose her but the are very grateful for the insights and experiences she brought with her to the art buying side of our world.

To learn more about Ally, be sure to read on.  And,  if you think  her post is interesting or the site is helpful, please do share it and let your art producer friends know about this new resource.  And, if you do share it, let us know that you have done so.  We have a little something for you to say thank you.

Where are you searching for photography or other content needs nowadays?
I like looking at rep websites, Workbook, LeBook, AtEdge and Trunk Archive for inspiration.

What are you known for in the art buying/producing world?
People say that I am easy to work with direct, efficient, resourceful and knowledgeable.

Do you have a motto?
Yes, but it has nothing to do with this job. 🙂  “Ride ‘em like you stole ‘em!”

How about a favorite place to produce a shoot?
Austin, TX

If you decided not to art produce any longer, what would you choose to do?
I would continue to be a photo shoot producer so that I can fund my horse riding habit!

How do you describe your job to your mom or someone else not in the industry?
I am the person that gathers all of the information and creative resources and watches the budgets,  and makes it possible to bring the creative vision to life.

What are some surprising facts about you that you would like to share?
I have a British Driver’s License, I prefer to drive a stick shift,  I have never broken a bone (knock on wood).

What is the last piece of creative that caught your attention?
Images by Liz von Hoene.

What do you love about your job?
That it is different everyday. I also value the long term business relationships and friendships I have made in this business.

What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday?
I watch CBS Sunday Morning and go ride my horse.

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