Fashion Photographer Solmaz Saberi Provides Inspiration and Insight in This Short Documentary

In this latest installation of Format’s InFrame documentary series, the camera turns to fashion and beauty photographer Solmaz Saberi who speaks from her experiences in getting started with photography to how she conducts a photoshoot to why she founded her own magazine. Directed by Bas Berkhout, you’ll want to check out this short video for your daily dose of inspiration.

Saberi is a Los Angeles-based photographer who after five years of shooting as a hobby, took a job at a brand new online magazine. She soon realized that what this magazine was doing she could do just as well herself and decided to start her own publication, Unleash’d Magazine, in 2010.

© Bas Berkhout

© Bas Berkhout

In this video we get an inside look at how Saberi runs a bigger budget photoshoot, which has her shooting until she finds one particular position that stands out and then working that pose for three to four hours until it’s perfected. There’s also a healthy dose of encouraging words that slip out from Saberi that is worth the watch alone.

© Solmaz Saberi

© Solmaz Saberi

© Solmaz Saberi

© Solmaz Saberi

© Solmaz Saberi

© Solmaz Saberi

© Solmaz Saberi

© Solmaz Saberi

© Solmaz Saberi

If you enjoyed this episode of InFrame, I encourage you to also check out their debut video that featured Jessica Lehrman.

All images used with permission.

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6 Comments

She's been getting quite the push lately lol. Read anothe article about her, not sure if it was here or elsewhere...

Felix Wu's picture

My take away from the video: 1) I can make great photos using profoto d1s. And 2) i can start my own magazine. :D

Martin Van Londen's picture

I love the end and what she had to say about her kid. I had a child in the infancy of my career and now I feel the exact same way.

She's good and doing what she loves. Good on her .

Paulo Macedo's picture

Here, buy a BMW GT, Profoto D1s, create a magazine! I've bought a Seat Ibiza, Yongnuo YN568 EXII and i have no magazine. Ohhh America, how great you are, really!!

Well, i don't have that expensive car, i don't own a magazine, and i don't live in America, but i do have a Profoto light and a Hasselblad camera, can i become a fashion photographer in my very small known city?