Schmidli Backdrops

New York:
Deborah Freedman

A SoHo-based painter and set designer, Deborah Freedman has capitalized on her experience in the fine arts and fashion to create custom backdrops and sets for some of the industry's leading clients: Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Vogue Magazine, Harpers Bazaar, Target, and more. She has worked with  photographers including Steven Meisel, Greg Kadel, Ruven Afanador, Gilles Ben-Simon, Diego Uchitel, Patrick DeMarchelier and Howard Schatz.

Deborah grew up in New York in the fashion industry where her father manufactured clothing for designers including Isaac Mizrahi, Donna Karan, Anne Klein and Perry Ellis. She has had a lifetime of experience with fashion and has a deep love of fashion history as well as the photography of fashion.

"She's a genius at achieving exactly the look I'm after. Deborah's original and beautiful work offers Photographers and Art Directors everything they need to produce their finest pictures—whether it's catalog, editorial or advertising." - Palma Kolansky, Photographer

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