On the job, Dixon records to SanDisk XQD Cards or direct to computer, but as soon as possible, she backs up to a pair of SanDisk Professional drives. Counting the computer, this makes three copies of her shoot in circulation on the day of capture.
"People are investing in you to shoot their campaign or magazine editorial," Dixon says. "They’re putting a lot of money into that day of shooting, so I'm really insistent about backing up, because I never want to lose data again. I love the portability, very light weight, and durability of the SSD drives. When you’re shooting on location, it’s really important to be mobile."
Once the shoot is done, Dixon brings her two G-RAID Shuttle drives into play. Not only do these serve as additional backups, but their higher performance makes the G-RAID essential for Dixon’s editing process. This is doubly the case now that she is beginning to add video production into her repertoire. (Dixon recently completed her first major video project, a commercial for the American Heart Association.) Because of this, Dixon has been excited to adopt SanDisk Professional's Thunderbolt-based drives for their mix of high capacity and blazing throughput. "The more I get into video, the more I need the Thunderbolt," she says. "They’re so freaking fast!"
After her projects are through editing and production, Dixon finishes by archiving them on a high-capacity G-DRIVE. This may change if video becomes more prominent in her career and she needs additional capacity, but for now Dixon prefers to keep her hardware as small and portable as possible.
The way in which Dixon uses storage clearly reflects her professional work ethic (stylish, dependable, unobtrusive) and personal philosophy of focus. In college, she decided on her career path and devoted everything about her life to making it happen. Dixon hasn’t had a serious boyfriend in over five years—a curious irony for a woman who says she strives to bring out "romance and sincerity and sensuality" in her fashion photography. (See? Dixon really did marry her work.) This single-minded drive lies at the heart of her success, and it’s why she only trusts one brand to store her work today: SanDisk Professional
"When you finally have experimented enough to find what works, you stick with that," she says. "I found that fashion photography works for me. It really spoke my language, so I’m sticking with that focus. I find that SanDisk Professional drives work in my workflow. They’re super reliable, and they create that positive peace of mind. So I’m sticking with them, too."