In the run up to Farm Week 16, we will be asking all of our mentors these Ten Questions, to get to know them a little, to discover some new facts about them and because we just want to know more about what makes them tick.
This week we are catching up with our girl Tigz Rice. Tigz is very well known in the UK as a boudoir and burlesque photographer but she is also a secret girl geek. In fact she is an ambassador for Adobe and works with other brands such a Wacom and The Flash Centre. We are thrilled that finds time to get involved with Farm and is always happy to share her expertise.
Can you remember the first camera that you ever owned and if so tell us about it?
I remember getting my first camera on Christmas Day when I was very young - all I can tell you about it is that it was red! My brother got one for Christmas too and there is a photo somewhere of both of us standing in my aunt’s hallway taking photos of each other at the same time. I don’t know what happened to that camera....
I sometimes think about how amazing the Instagram accounts would have been of people who are not around anymore, like Andy Warhol… His feed would have been incredible. Who do you think would have had a great Instagram?
I reckon Bettie Paige’s Instagram would have been all kinds of behind the scenes pin up shoot banter!
What’s the one piece of advice that you have been given that proved to have had the most influence on you?
What function do you wish your camera could have that it doesn’t already?
Built in music player!
If you were not a photographer what job would you be doing?
I actually always wanted to be a forensic anthropologist. Or a neurosurgeon. In college I wanted to be a real life Bones! I also remember once saying I wanted to be an astronaut...
What do you consider to be your greatest achievement so far?
Paying all my bills with money I’ve earned doing what I love.
Name one book that you think we should go out and buy.
The last book I bought was London’s Hidden Interiors. A great resource for photographers who like to shoot on location and want inspiration.
What’s the strangest thing you have ever been asked to photograph and did you do it?
I once got booked for a maternity boudoir shoot, where without my knowledge the client brought a can of whipped cream and decided to turn her pin up boudoir shoot into a full on splosh session (Google at your own peril!)
If you could go back and say one thing to yourself aged 20, what would it be?
You made the right decision, keep following your gut and it all works out!
What question do you wish we’d asked you?
Which Farmer would you most like to be photographed by?
Tigz will be donning both her boudoir and Adobe hats for us when she teaches her workshops at Farm Week 16. She is offering her very popular Boudoir class upstairs in the Tudor suite at Farm as well as classes on both Lightroom and Photoshop. Her Adobe classes are great for either beginners or anyone struggling with workflow and they can be done individually or combined for a full day of intense learning.