Lives In: Brooklyn, NY
About Me: I’m originally from LA though I have lived in NY for the past 16 years. I am the owner / founder and executive producer of Freebird Productions. We produce high end fashion photo shoots / short films/ commercials/ music videos / etc. Clients are varied and across the board from Vogue and Harpers Bazaar to Campaigns from Chloe to Balenciaga, Coca Cola, to Album Covers for U2 to Katy Perry, and commercials for Mercedes Benz to Rag & Bone,…etc. I am also a co-founder & VP of partnerships at ACCOMPANY, a beautiful e-store where all the items for sale (fashion/ accessories/ home/ beauty/ kids) are beautifully curated, and each item is either artisan made, fair trade or has a philanthropic component. It’s a place where you can feel good about shopping for beautiful items. Purchase with purpose! We scour the globe for the coolest, most beautiful and one-of-a-kind finds and filter them through a range of style lenses— to create unique boutiques that contain both an eclectic mix of cultures and a well-edited point of view. Each and every piece we pick has a story behind it and embodies exemplary design. Handmade pieces and ethically sourced items that bring human and fashion impact together to create feel-good goods through a look-good lens. They are calling it where Barney's meets Whole foods.
Hire Me For/I'm Good At: Producing photoshoots/videos and creating beautiful visual content. With over 15 years in the business of photo and film shoot production, my contacts are vast. We are able to parlay fantasy and ideas into reality to images that you see all around you.
Interested In: A whole lot more of the same. I want to work with inspiring artists, with women, especially mamas, and with conscientious and great human beings in general.
Mama Likes: My twin baby girls, food, cooking, nature hikes, fashion, interior design, time at the beach with friends, anything italian, trolling zillow for our dream place upstate or somewhere in the Santa Monica Mountains in LA, and dark chocolate!
Brands that most reflect your style or that you’d want to work with: Ulla Johnson, Isabel Marant, Peter Lindberg, The Glow, and Carriage Birth House.
Words you live by/quotes you love: Surround yourself with like minded positive and inspiring company, and laugh as much as possible!
Best advice you’ve ever been given:
The key to staying young is “STAY FLEXIBLE, both in mind and in body. The second you get rigid in either, you get old.” - From my amazingly fierce grandmother Nika Fleissig (95 years old)
Best advice you’d give to someone starting out:
“Dream big, listen to your gut, and push for what you believe in. It pays off.”
“People notice when you do your best.”
What are three things people would be surprised to know about you?
I can be quite shy even though I’m an extrovert.
Where can we find you?
My Instagram: @talimagal