Harri Närhi

Studio Assistant

Projects

About me

Hello, my name is Harri and I'm a Finnish urban photographer based in London. Always out and about, I seek to understand urban life through my camera. Having studied a BA and an MA at Goldsmiths College, I am now looking for more challenging and stimulating work to keep me occupied. I am always interested in hearing from other people so don't hesitate to contact me!

Skills

  • Events
  • Visual Arts
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Photography
  • Creativity
  • Languages
  • Adaptability

Work history

Currently

Studio Assistant

Pro Vision Studios

Nov 2015
  • -First to arrive, last to leave, immediate point of contact for clients -Front of house role- dealing with deliveries, bookings, food orders, cleaning, reception duties, stock checks, petty cash and various other maintenance/ admin jobs -Sorting out lighting, photography and other equipment needed for shoots

2016

Gallery Assistant

Proud Gallery Camden

Jan 2016 - Feb 2016
  • -Worked directly under the gallery manager as an intern -Facilitate an efficient workplace and customer environment for all staff and visitors -Social media research for upcoming exhibitions -Staffing the gallery shop

2014

Studio Assistant

Castle Gibson Studios

May 2014 - Oct 2014
  • -Maintain smooth working environment for client -Give tours around the venue for new clients, answer any location-based queries -Helping to set up and organise space according to the event throughout the day -Front of house and other maintenance duties

2013

Volunteer Photographer

Sheffield Documentary Festival

May 2013 - Jun 2013
  • -Working individually and as a team to document various events- film screenings, Q&A sessions, meet and greets, and parties -Learning how to balance an individual work ethic within a group setting in an environment teeming with creative energy and numerous events

2013

Volunteer Investigative Journalist

Request Initiative

Apr 2012 - Feb 2013
  • -Researched climate change skepticism in the UK -Read, analysed and collated information from books, articles, and other publications relevant to various existing projects -Organising large amounts of information onto a database -Exposure into how FOI (Freedom of Information) law works in practice -Learned how to access library archives for project research

Education

2015

MA Photography and Urban Cultures

Goldsmiths, University of London

Aug 2014 - Aug 2015
  • -Frequent critique sessions with peers and tutors where several students would present recent work and discuss with others -Attended lectures and workshops held by professional photographers and visual artists currently working in the photography industry -Coursework required thorough inquiry into the convergence of academic theory and visual practice, related to disciplines as broad as urban studies, sociology, anthropology, ethics, psychology and geography -Dissertation topic: visualising psychogeography and modern urban life

2014

BA Media and Sociology

Goldsmiths, University of London

Aug 2011 - Apr 2014
  • -Attended lectures and seminars taught by leading industry professionals -Gained practical knowledge in Photography and Documentary film-making, and had access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment -Modules included topics about popular culture, race/gender/sexuality and the media, the history and psychology of media, culture studies, epistemology and methodology in social science -Dissertation topic: analysis of hip-hop in the context of post-industrial Detroit