Never has a black suit made me as angry as this one, designed specifically for photographers

Bic camera shooting suit
(Image credit: Bic Camera)

As photographers, creativity is in our nature. Whether we’re shooting glossy fashion editorials or capturing intimate moments on a couple’s big day, how you dress is important. There are some rules you absolutely must follow – no white at weddings, nothing that limits your movement, and never dress so avant-garde that you might be mistaken for the model. What no one ever asked for or needed (surely?) was a suit designed specifically for photographers to wear on shoots.

Is it rational for me to feel this irritated about a black suit? No, probably not, but am I anyway? Yes, absolutely. In all my years working as a photographer I have never heard of such a ridiculous product, but I have three main issues with Unix Tokyo's Shooting Suits being sold by Bic Camera in Japan.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.