Photo Assistants & Careers

From Assistant to Photographer: Shaina Fishman, Pet Whisperer

February 8, 2016

By David Walker


Shaina Fishman explains how she methodically built a career in commercial animal photography while also working as a digital tech for Peter Lindbergh.

It was Shaina Fishman’s dream to become a fashion photographer after graduating from Syracuse  University in 2004. Within a couple of years, she was traveling the world as Peter Lindbergh’s digital tech, and seemed on track for the career she’d envisioned. But Fishman has emerged far from the world of haute couture. She is instead photographing dogs and cats in...

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