"Photography allows me to connect with wonderful and extraordinary people. That is why I do it. That is the only reason why I do it." ~ Jim Stewart, Studio d'Xavier
Tired of the run of the mill portrait photographer? Looking for someone with a passion for asthetics and excellence? At Studio d'Xavier, we specialize in creating the one of a kind images that musicians, writers, thespians, and other artists desire. We understand the unique challenges an actor, musician or artist faces not only in protecting their image, but also in capturing the essence of the subject. We will occasionally photograph other clients if they understand our approach and want something different for themselves.
Because we value our client's interests, we strongly recommend an initial face to face consultation to discuss ideas and needs. In general, this does not take long, and can usually be scheduled over a cup of coffee or lunch. At Studio d'Xavier, we do not accept walk-ins, and we will only accept the work we want to do. Like many of the artists and musicians we cater to, we work at our day jobs and operate the studio after hours. This arrangement allows our clients to arrive at a time most beneficial to them. We sometimes accept fashion work if the product interests us. We do not photograph weddings.
With our 4900 square foot studio space in the Central Business District, we can handle almost any need, and are ready to accept new challenges. Rates will vary according to the needs of the client and the scope of the endeavor. If you can dream it, we can bring it to fruition.
"When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I'd like to know them. Anyone I know I photograph." ~ Annie Leibovitz
"I try to photograph people's spirits and thoughts. As to the soul-taking by the photographer, I don't feel I take away, but rather that the sitter and I give to each other. It becomes an act of mutual participation." ~ Yousuf Karsh