Alex Wheeler

picture researcher / photographer

  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsPhotographer - Picture Researcher - Graphic Designer

About me

My professional background is in both the arts and in the media. I graduated from London College of Communication in 2013 with a 1st Class Honours in Photography. Since then, I have worked as a freelancer on a variety of picture desks (online and print) including Monocle, The Telegraph Magazine, Metro.co.uk and The Independent. I am also a photographer. I have strong picture editing and researching skills with good photo commissioning experience.

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Skills

  • Art Direction
  • Photoshop
  • Photo Assisting
  • Photo Editing
  • Photographic Printing
  • 35mm Photography
  • Drawing
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Journalism

Companies I’ve worked with

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  • Monocle

    Monocle

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  • The Telegraph

    The Telegraph

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    The Telegraph Magazine

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      The Independent

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      Work history

      Currently

      Picture Researcher

      metro.co.uk

      Apr 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • The role entails finding the appropriate photographs to go alongside news, lifestyle and entertainment articles.  It requires having a good eye for finding the most interesting picture stories across all social platforms, media channels and resources. Making graphics and cut outs on Photoshop to as leading images for a story. We must also have a clear understanding of legal covenants such as the UK Editors’ Code of Practice and copyright laws.

      2017

      Aug 2017 - Sep 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • My tasks included: Picture researching and editing for the Good Health section of the newspaper Commissioning photo shoots

      2015

      Photo Assistant

      Monocle

      Nov 2014 - Mar 2015
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • This position was for a short term contract. My tasks included picture researching for the magazine, organising photo shoots for both the in house studio and abroad, sourcing items for photoshops (e.g. furniture, clothes). I was also the in house photographer.

      2014

      Picture Researcher

      The Independent

      Jun 2014 - Aug 2014
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Picture researching for the Independent Newspaper

      2016

      Picture Researcher

      The Telegraph

      Nov 2013 - Jan 2016
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Reading news articles and sourcing appropriate photographs for both the newspaper and online.

      2014

      Picture Researcher

      The Telegraph Magazine

      Jun 2013 - Nov 2014
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Assisting on photo shoots Sourcing props for shoots Picture researching for the magazine Creating online content e.g. picture galleries