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Story Teller


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Story Teller


Photo Courtesy of David Mendelsohn


Mission


Serving photographers and filmmakers, magazines, ad agencies, corporations, businesses and more, my mission is to articulate and manifest my clients’ broad range of visions, expounding upon their concepts to produce imagery that is stunning, unique, and finely detailed.

Understanding too well the constraints of a finite timeframe and budget, my seasoned approach prevails by way of creative, innovative and resourceful tactics designed to stretch the value of my client’s investments, exceeding expectations when the budget is healthy, yet always finding a way to bring a worthy but underfunded vision to fruition with flexible and economical options.  


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Artist


Artist


Photo Courtesy of Kayt Silvers of Silvers & Bynes Photography


Exposed to the arts at a young age, a career path in film and photography seemed a natural course for me, maybe even an inevitability. Raised in an artistic environment by my parents (Dad - an inventor; Mom - a designer & stylist) I was encouraged to explore and pursue my interest in the arts early in my academic career. Being home-schooled throughout middle and high school granted me the luxury of time and a fair amount of freedom to focus on cultivating my skills and honing my passions. Those formative years gifted me a kind of self-awareness, so after attending The Rhode Island School of Design's six-week pre-college program at 17, I decided it wasn't the right path for me, and instead delved headfirst into building my portfolio and pursuing a career as an artist.


As my first professional job in the field, I went to work for New Hampshire Home Magazine as their Photo Editor's assistant. I also interned at the magazine and eventually earned a spot on the masthead as an Editorial Research Assistant, which provided first-hand experience and insight into the photography and publication world. Using each experience on set as an opportunity to learn, I simultaneously produced and created my own personal body of work, which, unbeknownst to me at the time, would later launch my career in styling and film.



Chloe is free-spirited, creative, expressive, and eager to experience new things. All of these attributes manifested themselves through the aesthetically mesmerizing work that she created in my class. Chloe has a very “hands-on” approach to working, and approached her design projects with determination and enthusiasm.
— Amanda Rogers Mérida, Teacher, Rhode Island School of Design

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Stylist


Stylist


Photo Courtesy of Bruce Luetters of 3Sixty Photography


Though, from the outside, it may appear as though I stumbled onto a career in styling, that is probably more euphemism than fact. The truth is that I earned the skill long before I knew it was a profession. Ever obsessed with the next shoot, and always underfunded, I was constantly forced to cheat that which was lacking with resourcefulness; finding, thrifting and hand-crafting props, scenery and wardrobe from start to finish, wherever I was and with whatever I could, in order to bring my imaginings to life.

Today, I am fortunate to count years of professional training under my belt, having assisted stylists onset in a multitude of ways, from wardrobe to props to interiors and beyond. I have freelanced for Ennis Inc. in Boston for several years, working with clients such as Bravo TV, Glamour Magazine, Whole Foods, Converse, Wrangler, Boston Magazine, Improper Bostonian, Edible Boston and many more. I continue to strive to diversify and edit my styling sensibilities, cultivating what I believe are my particular and signature strengths: form, color and texture; and my talent for turning extravagant ideas into reality.  

No job too big or small, I now dedicate myself to a variety of styling projects, including my role as Fashion Editor of New Hampshire Magazine. 


In my twenty years as editor of New Hampshire Magazine I’ve worked with many talented artists and hard-working entrepreneurs. Only infrequently does an effective blend of visionary creativity and industrious entrepreneurship appear in the same person, but Chloe Barcelou is just such a rarity.
— Rick Broussard, Editor, New Hampshire Magazine

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Creative Director


Creative Director


Photo Courtesy of Bruce Luetters of 3Sixty Photography


It is easy to critique a film from the outside, but those of you in the industry know all too well that art directing a film isn't simply a matter of what there should be; it's a matter of what can be, in a given time, for a given budget and of a given vision. As an art director, I pride myself on my strength of not just actuating another's vision, but articulating it, contributing to it with fresh ideas in a way that flatters the vision, rather than enshrouding it. Film writers cherish their scripts; it's truly a fine line to walk.

As it were, I tend to wear more than my share of hats on a production. Perhaps it's in my upbringing - my parents, both diverse in their skills and professions, and my grandfather, Charles B. Pierce, a pioneer filmmaker and art director. Whatever the cause, I love to involve myself in many aspects of a production, from art directing concepts and managing a team, to designing costumes, styling the set and even participating in architectural details and construction.  Managing design, connecting with retailers and prop studios, and keeping a sharp budget also gives me the opportunity to exercise a particular obsession of mine: organization. You can be certain, if I'm working on your film, I will have with me at all times a fat, tidy and fastidious binder, fit to make an old soldier proud. 

 


Chloe is an artistic prodigy, amazingly resourceful, she would excel in any field she was involved in.
— Hooroo Jackson, Producer, Aimy in a Cage