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Robin
New York, New York
A Prop Closet is where you keep interesting items used in photo shoots.
Interests: gardening, friends, fashion, ephemera, colors, photography, antiques, weddings, flowers
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I hear from so many people who ask me "How did you become a stylist?" "What was your career path like?", so I know it's on a lot of minds. The desire to live and breathe creativity, to shop constantly and live in bright airy photo studios or go on location to gorgeous places sounds like an incredible way to earn a living! First off I don't want to scare you, but it a LOT of work! If you follow many talented stylists and photographers on Instagram, all you see is the carefully curated results of many hours of hard work and the daily photos that you see in a feed were probably not shot every day as it appears. So what I'm trying to say, is it's a lot harder than it looks! Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2015 at Prop Closet
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If you've secretly wished you could be that person who dreams up ideas for photo shoots, shops for beautiful things all day, plays with fabrics and color swatches, picks out tableware, props and clothing and gets invited to product launches and fashion shows…then commercial photo styling may just be the career you've been looking for. This class will make you feel like a stylist and learn to start acting like one. Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at Prop Closet
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It's been a strange year, but looking back lots of wonderful things happened. Some personal challenges kept me from keeping up with adding new content to this blog but I heard from so many people who found it and got... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2014 at Prop Closet
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I get asked all the time, what are my "Top 5 tips for styling a great photo", so I have decided to do a post explaining it all. GO TO THE LIGHT: My favorite shots use beautiful, natural window light... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2014 at Prop Closet
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It's no secret that I love hearts. Enjoy this day and tell some special people that you love them! See my Pinterest board for more pics that show my infatuation with hearts. Photo and crafting by Robin Zachary. Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Prop Closet
Hey Chloe-I appreciate your comment so much and can't wait to share the final food shots. Saw them today and am really excited! Thanks so much. :)
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2014 on Rustic Food Shoot Props at Prop Closet
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I've been dying for some new food photos for my portfolio for some time now. I love the vibe on food shoots—there's a balance between creativity and hard work—and food stylists are such great people to collaborate with. I had... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2014 at Prop Closet
Hi Chloe-Thanks for your commment! I know if you make this it will turn out great, maybe even better. :)
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2014 on Holiday Twig and Pine Cone Star at Prop Closet
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Styling and photography by Robin Zachary. Flowers by The Little Glass Slipper. Invitation by Wedding Paper Divas. Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2014 at Prop Closet
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I made this twig and pine cone star for a client a couple of years back and I still love to look at the photo. Here's my original post on how I made it. How to make a Twig and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2013 at Prop Closet
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I'm working on styling a tabletop shoot for Bridal Guide next week and here's my inspiration. Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2013 at Prop Closet
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I'm working on styling a tabletop shoot for Bridal Guide next week and here's my inspiration. Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2013 at Prop Closet
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Back in October I had the great pleasure of teaching a Food Styling and Photography workshop at the Digital Family Summit in Baltimore. I had a group of 40 enthusiastic teens and tweens and led them through a 2 hour... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2013 at Prop Closet
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Today I went to the wondrous showroom of Leah C. Couture Millinery and fell in love with this tiny hat. Made from a vintage silk flower and the loveliest green straw cap, it perches on the front of one's head... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2013 at Prop Closet
I like the sound of "gris de seine" Jamie. I will look that up. Interestingly enough, I took the photo at various times of the day and of course the color changed accordingly. Thanks for the nice comment and your insights!
Toggle Commented Sep 10, 2013 on Inspiration Box - Color Story: Greige at Prop Closet
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I've been fascinated by the color greige lately and decided to do a little research on it. The dictionary meaning is "being in an unbleached, undyed state as taken from a loom". The first use of the word dates back... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2013 at Prop Closet
Robin is now following irene Hoofs
Aug 9, 2013
Robin is now following acreativemint
Aug 9, 2013
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What a defining moment this was for me to dress these two gorgeous models in fabulous pieces from Reem Acra, Van Cleef & Arpel and Kleinfeld Men. Our fashion shoot took place at the spectacular Huntington Library in sunny Pasadena... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2013 at Prop Closet
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I've had this lovely wedding crown for a while and I just rediscovered it. Photo and styling by Robin Zachary Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2013 at Prop Closet
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Here's a brand new dose of color inspiration in shades of soothing blues. This box is number 8 in my Inspiration Box series. I haven't done one in over 2 years, but hopefully will work on them more frequently again.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2013 at Prop Closet
Hi Lindsay Thanks for your beautiful comment! Sounds like we have a lot in common in that we get inspired from our family members. I would say that New York Bridal Week is a great starting point for seeing the brilliant new collections from the fashion designers. A fashion shoot will definitely stem from the new trends seen there. If it's for my blog and a personal project, ideas will just pop into my head mostly when I am outside or playing around with my many props or inspiration boxes that I put together. Sometimes I will have a piece of fabric or an object lying around for years before I use it! Thanks again and stay in touch because there may be some workshops on the horizon!
Toggle Commented May 23, 2013 on What is Prop Closet? at Prop Closet
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So happy to have scored some beautiful ceramic styling pieces from Elephant Ceramics * Elephant Props during their prop house closing sale. I love the textures and shapes and will use these with love! I will miss stopping by this... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2013 at Prop Closet
Hi Jenn! Thanks so much for your kind thoughts and for posting them here.
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2013 on Garden Party at Prop Closet
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Butterfly and bird patterns top a rustic table. Photography by David Lazarus. Styling by Robin Zachary. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2013 at Prop Closet