the vault

Episode 4: Tyler Joe of Elle Magazine talks about his experience as a photo editor and photographer

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Tyler Joe is a New York based photographer and photo editor working for Elle.com. His work covering Fashion Week and Coachella has helped put him on the map alongside some of the biggest streetstyle photographers in the world.

In our conversation, Tyler brings a fresh perspective on the fashion scene from someone who's still new to the industry. We talk about how he got his first job working with Elle, day to day tasks as a photo editor working for the digital department of Elle. And lastly we dive into what Fashion Week is like for a professional photographer. 

One of the biggest takeaways of this episode is the idea that he just happened to "catch a break." In a sense, this was true. But after further questioning, I discovered Tyler had been cultivating a creative skill-set since high school. 

We dive into camera equipment and lenses. Technology and software.  And the demands and pressure of shooting Fashion Week (New York, London, Milan, and Paris).

Tyler Joe on Instagram: @nyavejoe

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Music on this episode of The Vault is by Ben Bethurum, check out his SoundCloud for more musical masterpieces.