Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Photographer Mr Elvis Harrigan "The Boss"Speaks To The Fashion Police In London Town!!!!!

Mr Elvis Harrigan......"The Boss"
1)Please tell us who you are and what you do for those not familiar with you?
My name is Elvis Harrigan, from the island of Saint Martin (French side).

2)What 3 words best describe you as a person?
Funny, Bold and something else (as many persons often say)

3)Describe your fashion sense?
Uhhh fashion sense… I’m not sure how to respond to this but uhhhm, I really like European style fashion, I lived in Europe for a little bit and the people there know how to dress, they can take clothings and pieces that doesn’t necessarily go together and make it work, I like to see when people get creative in their dressing, especially with colors.

4)There are many doing what you do what makes you different from all the rest?
Honestly, I don’t know what makes me different from the rest, it could be the way I process my images, it can be the angles I shoot from or the way I set up my lighting. What I do know is every time I go out to shoot my main goal is to have fun and to make sure my clients do too.

5)Name 3 things you hate when doing a photo shoot with a model?
1: I hate when people know they’re going to be late and don’t notify me
2: I hate when 2 and 3 persons are telling the model what to do and what not to do, it annoys me and it confuses the model!
3: I hate when models when off in the middle of shooting to check their phones and or put updates of their every move.

6)When not working what do you enjoy doing?
Mostly chilling out at the studio with my team/ friends, or playing a game of dominoes or going to the movies and other regular stuff that doesn’t include photography.

7)If you was to walk the red carpet which designer would you wear and why?
You know something, I never really put any thought into anything like that but I would probably cop a Calvin Klein suit or something.

8)How can someone from the other side of the world learn more about you and view your work?
Well for the moment most of my work are on facebook:, Instagram: eharriganphotos, 500px:

9)What do you love most about our job?
Hmmm… I get to meet a lot of people (mostly girls) uhhm, in some cases I get people to feel more confident about themselves, but the thing that always put a smile on my face is at the end of the job when the client(s) comes back I say “I love the results or I love what you did…”

10)If you was given 1 ticket to do a photo shoot any where in the world where would you choose and why?
That’s a tough one… hmmm I already did a few shoot in Europe but I think I would go back there, because I really like the ancient feel of it, the architecture of a lot of the buildings especially those made from stone etc…

11)Tell us all about how you got started to this very day?
Well basically I have to thank my family for it, I actually use to do graphic designing and sometimes finding the right images was a difficult task… Then I received a little point and shoot camera from my gf for my birthday and was snapping away at everything for the the fun of it… Then my family hooked me up with my first DSLR, was a canon rebel! Used that for about 3 or 4 years! Majority of my work was done with that camera… entry level camera.

12)What do you think of the Fashion Police News Blog?
I think it cool! Especially since you guys recognize us here in the little islands, giving us some exposure out there in the big world, or just exposure period.

13)What do you think of men who teaches women to walk/pose?
Well I myself sometimes have show these girls how to pose for some shots… So as a photographer I think it is important for me… a man to know what I want from a model and to be able to illustrate it if she is having a hard time especially when the shots are for personal use. As for the walking part, I can’t comment to much on it but I it’s the same concept.

14)What cologne are you wearing as we speak?
Oh if anybody smell me right now, their nose is going to be wealthy. I have one “1 million”.

15)If the Fashion Police was to have dinner at your home what dish would you prepare?
Hahaha… Not that I can’t cook… but I probably would take you guys to one of my favorite spots and get some grilled chicken breast with some rice and peas, some salad and cant forget the plantain!

16)What makes a good model?
Confidence! Practice! Research!

17)If you had the choice to do a photo shoot of 3 people of your choice from St.Maarten who would they be and why?
Megane Fonrose, Nina Bijnsdorp, Mario Octuvon Bazile & Yulanda Gentle.. yeah I know that 4! But they all have the confidence I look for in models and I know I will get some really amazing shots from them!

18)If the Fashion Police was to be a fly on your bedroom wall what would they be shock to see?
The mess! Lol

19)What advice do you have for others looking to walk into your footsteps?
Well if photography is something you want to get into make sure you do a lot of reading, research, watch a lot of tutorials and then try out different things, create your own style.

20)Which other photographers do you look up to from st maarten if any?
For sure I got to big up my photoBro Jose Williams! Dude is a beast when it comes to lighting… We always shoot together… well whenever we have free time. I also am a big fan of Chemaine (Romadesignz) work, its different! There’s so many photogs I could big up but to call names and forget one or 2 is drama but hat the heck?! Ronchi, Kerwan, Kamal, Justyn, Skillz keep pushing work ma boys!

21)Where do you see yourself in 8 years time?
Uhm… If I had my own way I would like to be like one of the well known photographers in the Caribbean… But I don’t so I’ll just have to wait out those 8 years and see whats what!

22)Name one thing you just cannot leave the house without?
My camera!

23)Any last words for our many blog readers world wide?
My last words goes out to everybody who has supported me throughout the years! Just want to say thanks! Also to some of the other photographers that have been real with me from day one! Richard Munro, Kevon Richardson, Jerome Dupont, Keiroy Browne, Lario, Ricki, John Black… you know what, I’ll stop there cause is a long list, but thank you guys too! Y’all got me to this point! THANKS TO EVERYONE!

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