Ed took pictures of everything around him to the point, where he now have boxes and boxes of thousands of pictures and negatives all over his home office. For fun he sent random pictures to anyone, he sent a letter to including bills. For any letter, that were for payments, his thought process was, that whoever opens these envelopes, probably hates their job. So probably getting a random picture from time to time has got to enlighten their day a little. Plus it helps Ed slowly dwindle down his enormous collection of photographs. Since most bills are paid online, that habit no longer works to reduce his collection of photographs.
Approximately 6 years ago Ed moved to Charlotte NC, where he started working with up and coming models in the area. After a few shoots he was hooked! Ed was especially thrilled, when it came to photographing models in abandoned buildings and various other urban settings. The dichotomy of a beautiful woman in an abandoned relic of a building or scenery really captured his imagination.
Currently Ed only shoots part time as a stress relief from his day job. So any shoots, that he does, is usually planned out and in most cases is
Whenever he shoots, he tries to incorporate a sense of a short story line. All the while trying to showcase the models key attributes within the parameters of the scene, the lighting and wardrobe.
From an equipment perspective Ed recently moved from a Canon 5D Mark II to a Sony A7r. Mainly due to the innovation, that Sony is offering in the photography space. His primary lenses are the 55mm 1.8 and the 35mm 2.8. As more lenses come available, he will most likely add a few more primes.
Recently he also added a Sony A6000 for more portability and faster focusing over the A7r. So far he’s deeply impressed with this little camera. In some cases it is hard to tell the difference between the A7r and A6000 images! The plus is, that he can use the same lenses on both camera’s since they share the same “E” Mount.
Every now and then Ed also go back to shooting film. He has a variety of 35mm, Polaroid and medium format camera. He likes shooting film since it requires him to slow down and evaluate everything before he takes the shot.
Overall Ed prefers shooting outdoors as it provides an endless amount of elements to utilize as a part of the image creation. However he also has a studio, that he shares with a few other photographers.
Currently Ed Frazier is based in Charlotte NC and his studio is in Concord NC.