How to make a portfolio with art buyer Choi Liu
Today we met with former Head of Art Buying at M&C Saatchi, Choi Liu. Not only has Choi held one of the most influential Art Buying roles in the country, she is also regularly called upon to judge high-profile photographic competitions, including D&AD Professional Awards & Student Awards and Creative Review Photographic Annual. Now Choi runs her own successful Creative Consultation business.
Professional Photographer - June 2011 Edition
I started my career at McCann Erickson Manchester. It was matter of being at the right place at the right time, after 5 minutes chat with the Creative Director, he offered me the job. After 3 years at the agency, I needed more of a challenge and decided the best place to be would be London, the city where I grew up.
Creative Review - November 2011 Edition
“I do make a point of seeing photographers as I like to hear from them personally what they’re most passionate about,” explains Choi Liu, art buyer at M&C Saatchi. “From the meeting I would get a sense of their personality and their likes and dislikes. Before calling in portfolios, I would think about the personality of the art director and the photographer, as when they are on a shoot they need to work closely, so they both need to be on the same wavelength.”
A Walker wonderland
Tim Walker is one of the most innovative, influential and visually exciting fashion photographers working today. His love of adventure and dreaming has taken him back, time and time again, to his childhood storybooks - something made evident in Story Teller, his new show, reviewed here by Choi Liu.