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I am an aspiring creative photographer looking for an opportunity to build on the skills and network I’ve established through building my academic and freelance portfolio. Having graduated from Ravensbourne in 2015, I have spent the last year gaining experience in all departments at The Fold - a fast-growing, entrepreneurial fashion company. I have strong problem solving, organisation and planning skills and was recently awarded a promotion on this basis. At heart, I am a creative fashion and portrait photographer and have gained extensive experience in designing & directing my own shoots over the last 5 years (including post-production / retouching). My work has regularly been published in several well-respected international magazines, and includes some commissioned look books.Locked Pro Plan feature
Initial responsibilities as Sales/PR intern included stock management, order fulfillment and arranging couriers. Current role involves PR & Marketing (organising and logging samples for press events, assisting on-set with look book and eCommerce shoots, maintaining image library). I took the initiative to learn as much about the various departments and roles as I could, and as a result my responsibilities quickly grew to include: Production (organising and labeling samples, creating spec sheets and colour/fabric swatch boards). I was rewarded a promotion in August 2016
Successfully pitched and was selected to direct and deliver shoots for a diverse range of clients including: F-Word Magazine (London Fashion Week street style & backstage shots for the Sadie Clayton show), Limited Edition Magazine (interior design), Emma Star Designs (collection fashion shoot) and Anna Roditi (spring/summer 2016 look book). Developed a broad network in-person and through social media in order to increase my professional profile. Built a good understanding of how to make an impact on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by using carefully selected images and tags as well as timing posts correctly to maximize user reach. Technically proficient with programs such as Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, InDesign and Capture One.
street fashion photographer for London fashion week SS/15 for F-word fashion magazine as well as backstage photographer on the Sadie Clayton show.
Interior design shoot for Limited Edition Magazine entitled 'Home Comforts' highlighting the work of interior designer Amanda Durnford.
Responsible for managing the shop front on weekends, including busy holiday periods. This included: customer care and sales, cash handling, visual merchandising and arranging product displays. I also helped to create floral displays and decorate rooms for events.
Achieved top quartile results in a mixture of theoretical and practical photography courses (pre-production, production & post-production). Became adept at conceptualising and organising photo shoots both on location and in the studio. Some of my best strengths are in coordinating teams to achieve the best results and problem solving when things deviate from the plan.