GORDIAN KNOTS: Stephen Kosloff on Hausfrau Shooting Challenges (5/7)

Stephen KosloffThis week, we’re featuring the brilliantly wacky Stephen Kosloff, founder of Hausfrau Magazine, purported as the first U.S. magazine that doubles as a serialized photo-comic. Each day we’ll feature a new sample of captioned photos from the magazine, as well as Q&A responses from the creator of the magazine himself.



What are the unexpected challenges that come with shooting outside vs. in a studio?

Having no budget to speak of makes shooting a bit harder, because I can’t really ask people who are volunteering to show up at 7 a.m. when the light is good. I do try to shoot in the late afternoon or early evening to avoid harsh mid-day light.

I also have to be cognizant of not having random people in the shots, because I need signed model releases for anyone who’s in the frame. So, no big crowds, for the most part. I also have to avoid shooting businesses or buildings that I’d need location releases for. I could get the location releases, I suppose, but generally I’m not a together enough person to make that happen.

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kosloff head shot~~~Stephen Kosloff is a journalist, copywriter, and photographer. He has written for the New York Times, Gawker, The Awl, Gizmodo, Time Out New York, The New York Post, and a couple of abortive AOL properties. His photographs have appeared in the New York Times, Paper, Interview, Gawker, and Time Out New York, among others. His roving, quasi-underground variety show, Deep Dish Cabaret, was featured in Time Out‘s “best of New York” issue and on NPR. He graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and moved to New York in 1997, after working for national newspapers in Tokyo and Cambodia. He lives in Ridgewood with his wife, Caroline Tobin, and his cat, Fritz. Get the latest Hausfrau news:
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