Meet Joel who works as a Photographer
What could an ordinary day look like for you?
An ordinary day for me usually includes a variety of tasks - amongst others quality control of different material, taking packshots, preparation of new settings and even building and assembling products that need to be shot.
What is the best part of working at Jollyroom?
A good thing about working in the studio here at Jollyroom is that the days can vary a lot. Sure, some work can be very tedious like when I’m shooting a lot of clothes. Just dress up and dress down a mannequin all day with rain clothes. But other days I’m shooting a stroller, a ball pit, a RC car and some furniture.
What I like the most though is to make the semi-bas and environment pictures. When we build up a scene with walls on wheels and floors that we can move around. Then we find a good angle, light the scene, style it and shoot it. We can make it look like we are in someone’s home – without actually having to be in someone’s home. It´s great for the products to be shown within a “real” room so the customers have some references on the size, the colour and how it fits together with other products.
And of course, do I enjoy working with my colleagues here in the studio as well as from other departments.
What personal qualities do you think are important to enjoy working at Jollyroom?
I think you must be very flexible with what you do and open minded about your role. In addition to that it’s essential to be a team player – we work hand in hand at all times and in tight cooperation with all departments.
How do you spend your free time?
My free time I love to spend with my partner and our new puppy. Her name is Freja and she likes chewing on just about everything at the moment. She enjoys to be pet and held by everyone and she really starts to get good confidence now. It´s the dog I’m talking about now 😊 I also do some film projects on the side and just submitted my first short film to Gothenburg film festival which I shot this summer with a team of 15 people (yay!). During summertime, me and my partner are usually out camping with our camper van.
How do you make life easier for families with children in your role?
I think we here at the photo studio have an important part to play. No one likes to buy a product and when you receive it, it doesn’t match the pictures at all. The packshots images are mostly for information, so you can see in detail how the product looks. But when we shoot them in an environment, you can tell how they could look in your home and we hope we are able to inspire potential customers with our material.