It’s already the fourth time Jessica Kobeissi got together with three other photographers to challenge themselves on a shoot. Each artist is given the opportunity to choose the outfit and location for one set, and then everyone has to come up with something in their own style. For this episode, the photographers were Joey L, Brandon Woelfel, Dani Diamond, and Jessica Kobeissi. Each having a very different photographic style, the video is quite entertaining.
Bringing multiple photographers to a shoot and have them shoot a similar concept, model, outfit, or location isn’t particularly new, however, when the whole thing is timed, it makes things even more interesting. In the challenge, Kobeissi regularly brings to her YouTube channel, the goal is for each photographer to work with the same model — Charlotte McKee in this episode — wearing the outfit in the location chosen by one of the four other photographers. Thus, each photographer shoots four different sets. At the end, the images remains anonymous unless you read the video description on YouTube.
Without a doubt, when watching the video, you’ll notice that each photographer creates very distinct images but also that each one of them has a different way of working. While the experience of Joey L as a commercial photographer shows through his calm and considered action, someone like Kobeissi who’s more extrovert shoots very fast and by moving around a lot. There isn’t a correct way of working, but it’s clear that the images produced by each one of them are only the reflexion of how they work on set. Without even knowing who created what shot, it’s very easy to guess.
What did you think of this challenge? Is it something you would like to see more of? Do you feel it’s interesting to compare different photographers or it’s only a way to promote their respective social media channels? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.