FAMILY AFFAIR

by Phillip Collier

December 23, 2014

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I had the great fortune in getting to work with and use my future son in law, Jamey Shaw as the fashion photographer and my daughter, Riki Collier as a model in this year’s Mignon Faget jewelry catalog. It was a no brainer in choosing the talent and photographer. I have been using Riki as a model for Mignon’s catalogs and outdoor advertising for 14 years, starting when she was only 12 years old and was used as the hand model for my first Mignon catalog. Getting to use Jamey as the model photographer was an easy sell after sharing his incredible¬† shots from the Paris fashion shoot, as discussed in my previous FRENCH CONNECTION blog post. It was one of the most enjoyable and satisfying projects I’ve ever worked on, getting¬† to art direct and work with my family on two months of photo shoots. Besides modeling, Riki coordinated the wardrobe for all the photographs and helped in choosing the locations. To top it off, this family effort turned out to be the best catalog I’ve ever done for Mignon. (please see Mignon Faget Catalog on my home page )

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