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Charlotte May

Photographer

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsPhotographer - Retoucher - Creative Art Director

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About me

Charlotte is a freelance photographer interested in fashion and still life. Her acute attention to detail and clean lines results in graphical, illustrative imagery with a bold tonality; most notably her imaginary Dental series, featured on Trendland.com. Charlotte studied a BA in Photography at Middlesex University and since has worked in the commercial world of photography, shooting for clients including ASOS, Net-A-Porter, AllSaints and Burberry.

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Skills

  • Fashion
  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Art Direction
  • Lighting
  • Design
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Lightroom
  • Canon
  • Hasselblad
  • Profoto
  • Phocus
  • Capture One Pro
  • Bowens
  • Canon Dslrs
  • Still Life Photography
  • Still Life
  • Beauty Photography
  • Accessories Photography
  • Art Photography
  • Campaign Photography
  • Commercial Photography
  • Creative Photography
  • Ecommerce Photography
  • Photoshoot Planning

Work history

Currently

Nov 2016
  • United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Professional Photographer, specialising in Still Life. Experienced in Commercial work, Editorials, Events, Art Photography, Retouch and Art Direction. Clients Past & Present include; ASOS, AllSaints, Sophia Webster, AIDA Shoreditch, Ted Baker, Amazon, Net-a-Porter, Matches Fashion, Brand Alley, The Outnet, PackShot, BrandBank and Bloody Grey PR.

2016

Studio Photographer

NET-A-PORTER

Jul 2015 - Nov 2016
  • 1 The Village, London W12 7GF, UK
  • Full Time
  • Working in the studio team alongside the stylists taking digital images for the NET-A- PORTER site; Model imagery, Fine Jewellery, Recognisable, Product and Still Life. Ensuring that all products are lit correctly, efficiently and creatively whilst producing high quality and consistently beautiful images, ensuring they are correctly exposed, cropped and colour consistent. Preparing sets, checking that all equipment is functioning correctly, setting up correct lighting and keeping accurate daily shoot records whilst being consistently aware of, and meeting, daily and weekly deadlines. Contacting other departments when there is an issue on set or with stock of products. Performing quality assurance on all images. Accurately archiving images. Training other junior members of the team. Producing creative imagery for editorial/social media departments. Creating and managing Style Guide for Fine Jewellery.

2015

Studio Photographer

MATCHESFASHION.COM

Nov 2014 - Jul 2015
  • The Shard, 32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG, UK
  • Full Time
  • Studio Photographer. Responsible for creating and processing all eCommerce imagery for the Matches Fashion website by working within the eCommerce team at the in house studio and on location at Designer Showrooms in London, Milan and Paris; including Dolce and Gabbana, Marni and Max Mara. Keeping to tight deadlines to ensure all imagery has been processed correctly. Monitoring captures within the team to ensure all imagery keeps to Matches Image guidelines and making adjustments wherever necessary. Training Freelance Photographers and New Team members to ensure they are con dent in their role to fulfil Matches image standards and Ensure they are able to complete their daily targets. Working directly with Editorial department to achieve home page banners, beauty blog and Hero Buy imagery.

2013

Photographic Assistant

Kurt Geiger Ltd

May 2013 - Aug 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Assistant to in-house photographer at Kurt Geiger head office in Britton Street. Solely responsible for creating imagery for KG social media. Developed and planned concept for House of Fraser in store Merchandising for Miss KG and assisted in producing and retouch. Prepared studio set and lighting for regular still life features; for the homepage, web and emails.

2014

Photographic Sales Assistant

WEX LTD

Mar 2013 - Feb 2014
  • Unit B, Frenbury Estate, Drayton High Rd, Norwich NR6 5DP, UK
  • Full Time
  • Consulted clients at the largest Photographic Showroom in the UK and advised purchase of all types of Photographic equipment, including DSLRs, Lenses, Lighting Equipment and Analogue Equipment. I was trained in the Assessment of second hand equipment and skills involved such as cleaning sensors and Lenses correctly. Trained with visiting brand ambassadors from brands including; Canon, Carl Zeiss, Fuji and Eizo.

Education

2013

BA Photography

Middlesex University

Sep 2009 - Jun 2013
  • London NW4 4BS, UK
  • Photographic Studies

Awards

2013

D&AD Awards Show

D&AD

  • Exhibition Participant; Spitalfields Market