Gale Zucker photographs real people in real places for commercial and editorial projects. A great deal of her work is lifestyle fashion photography.
Gale's degree and experience in photojournalism gives her the attitude that every photo shoot is a chance to tell a story. She does so with energy, professionalism, good humor and her own style.
A lifelong knitter and maker, Gale often produces imagery for yarn companies, designers, and books. Her clients include ready to wear clothing lines, and knitting/crafting/DIY lifestyle advertising. She is deeply passionate about the power of handmade. Her books on these subjects include Shear Spirit, Craft Activism and Drop Dead Easy Knits, all with Random House/ Clarkson Potter.
Here's some Q&A:
Q: Favorite photo shoot ever? It's hard to choose but among my top ten would be
-spending time, over several years, with a small traveling circus
- shooting portraits of construction company owners on the catwalk under the Throgs Neck Bridge
-photographing knitwear designs by some of my favorite designers at a stunning all white Vermont country Victorian house, with a big talented crew and model
- a day in the life of students at a urban Miami arts magnet schoo for the US Department of Education
-spending a few days with a sheepherding Navajo family deep in the Rez
-photographing the annual sheep round up and shearing on a private Maine island.
Q: What's with the knitting ? Is it true you led a yarn bombing in Little Rock as a guest of the Arkansas Literary Festival a couple of years ago?
A: I'm a lifelong knitter & maker--but it took till a few years ago to figure out I could combine crafting and knitting with my professional photography career. And the Arkansas thing --true!
Q: Two truths and a lie?
A: My favorite fruit is a juicy ripe tomato, my dog isn't a breed you'd expect me to love, and as a younger more judgey person, I wouldn't date anyone who owned a Best Of album.
Gale is represented by Aurora Photos.