Diogo Santilli

Diogo Santilli

Photographer / RetoucherLondon, United Kingdom
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Diogo Santilli

Diogo Santilli

Photographer / RetoucherLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Im Diogo, a freelance photographer who's obsessed image making. I have 3 years experience working in the field which have granted me with amazing opportunities to work alongside great photographers, brands and creative peeps. I come from Brazil, warm and sunny vibes and I'm also a dog in the Chinese Horoscope, you get the idea?
  • Bath Time
    Bath TimeThe main idea behind my image is to use elements of fashion, still life and advertising photography which is the field I work in at the moment and one highly considered as “low art” to raise questions about the online world and social media platforms and its surreal visual characteristics. I’m curious in understanding how we came to be so used to see headless people, torsos, body pieces in general. In addition, I hope I can also talk about photography and it’s language of communication. In speci
  • Dystopian Fantasy
    Dystopian FantasyStill life I have created, photographed and retouched portraying my idea of a dystopian world.
  • Fetish - Stills
    Fetish - StillsStill life images I have created, photographed and retouched incorporating elements of fetishism.
  • Still Life
    Still LifeStill Life image created whilst in Quarantine.
  • Untitled
    UntitledSelf portraits inside my room. Quarantined.
  • Creative Shooting with CK One Perfume
    Creative Shooting with CK One PerfumeShooting and retouching of this image in order to promote London based studio Blend, based in Kentish Town.
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Projects credited in
  • Migle Radziunaite
    Migle RadziunaiteFashion Film shoot and Editorial production for London based eco-conscious brand Migs Migs.
  • Ginga Privé
    Ginga PrivéCo-art direction for the production and direction of marketing and social media visual content for the Brazilian-inspired and curated beachwear and accessories e-commerce. https://gingaprive.com
Work history
    ASOS logo
    ASOS logo
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Conducted shootings both in the Stills and Model studios. Set up equipment’s, built up sets, received goods, shot, processed and delivered final images; Established a strong partnership with the team of Stylists, Retouchers and Photographers in order to meet Asos’s guidelines for every brand's aesthetic. Built a strong relationship with the team and ensured a smooth running of the shoots in accord with guidelines; Referenced look books, campaigns and benchmark imagery in order to maintain consistency across all the shoots. Delivered high quality images; Ensured all images sets were regularly uploaded in accord to time frames. Kept ahead of time and maintained upload consistency throughout the day; Achieved daily individual shooting targets. Shot around 60 images/day, met individual targets helped team’s achieving theirs Dealt in a timely and effective manner with daily queries from Managers and Supervisors
    Photographer / RetoucherDover Street Market
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Liaised with production team and work within daily schedule of shooting and retouching Worked in accord with studio's KPI's and SLA's; Proposed and created styling guides across a whole range of brands with different aesthetics’ demands 's. Implemented more than 20+ styling guides for different brands; Responsible for shooting e-commerce, editorials and social media imagery content. Worked in accord with specific briefings and brands; Conducted shootings for a whole range of garments, sneakers, accessories, jewellery as well as model shoots. Ensured aesthetics were always met and products correctly lit at all times; Designed and put in place a new system of archiving and back up of images. Managed and kept track of all studio's data content; Maintained inventory of all equipment, ensure performance and deal with repairs; Partnered up with creative team, developed mood boards and shot creative editorials, stills and models for social media platforms; Extensive use of Capture One for cropping, file naming, adjustments, layers and marking up imagery; Shoot high volume of goods, approx. 80 images a day, for different brands, within a whole variety of lighting sets and styling guidelines. Met strictly deadlines and ensured consistency and quality; Responsible for post-production. Thorough use of Photoshop for all sorts of retouching, working with actions and large batches of file; Outsourced and liaised with offshore retouchers. Maintained studio's workflow within scheduled and met deadlines during peak season
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  • Accessories Photography
  • Still Life Photography
  • Studio Lighting
  • Fashion Advertising
  • Portrait Photography
  • Beauty Retouching
  • Product Retouching
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Communication Skills
    PhotographyInternational Institute of Photography
     - São Paulo, Brazil
    Intensive program covering major photography areas such as Portraiture, Wedding, Products and Lifestyle. Hands on training on the technical and the creative process of image making.
    Art History DegreeGlasgow School of Art
     - Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Art History course focused on the development of modern and contemporary artistic schools.
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