Recently, New York Film Academy’s Co-chair of Photography Paul Sunday invited guest lecturer G.K. Reid. Reid is a celebrity stylist, editor, designer and filmmaker.
G. K. was a co-star of the Bravo television series Double Exposure with photographers Markus Klinko and Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri. He has worked with many of the most renowned artists and celebrities of our time, including Beyonce Knowles, David Bowie, Lady Gaga, Janet Jackson, Rihanna, Kanye West, Britney Spears, Anne Hathaway and Katie Holmes. His editorial work has appeared regularly in V, Harpers Bazaar, GQ, Flaunt, Arena Homme Plus, iD, Interview, Vibe, and Rolling Stone.
Mr. Reid’s visit was an inspiring evening of advice from an industry insider. He shared strategies for photographers interested raising the quality of their image-making. He also emphasized the importance of diligence in training your eye, following your dreams and transforming your ideas into images. He urged students to take full advantage of the opportunities that full-time study provides and also warned, “don’t save your great ideas for later, start working on them now!”
G.K. has a remarkable eye and has consistently been ahead of the curve on trends in fashion and photography. We’d like to thank G.K. Reid for sharing his insight.