Irina Chira

Professional Fashion and Conceptual Photographer

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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About me

 

Irina is a SW London based fashion and portrait photographer that has a conceptual approach to her work. Her passion for photography was born out of a need to escape reality and it has become her way of expressing herself. She graduated in 2013 with a Foundation Degree in Arts - Professional Photography from The City of Westminster College . She exhibited her work several times as part of the Free Range Art Show @Truman Brewery . Fascinated by dance , the bound human body and capturing movement, she photographs professional models, dancers as well as actors. She takes inspiration from the surrealist and expressionist movements. She strives to communicate a certain mood through her images and create painterly , graphic and rather quirky photography.

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Events
  • Visual Arts
  • Excel
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Conceptual and Creative Thinking
  • Adobe Premier Pro
  • Fashion Beauty
  • Capture One Pro
  • Iwork MS Office
  • Film Photograohy
  • Project Managemant
  • Theatre Production Photography

Work history

Currently

Professional Fashion & Conceptual Photographer

Irina Chira Photography

Jun 2013
  • (Fashion, PR & Portrait Photography) Working to both prescriptive and loosely defined briefs, maintaining a keen eye for detail and a structured approach. Keeping the websites/portfolio updated and building connections with new clients. Undertaking plenty of research and using social media for networking and marketing . Working as freelance photographer for the event photography company Lifetime Event Photography Photographer Assistant to: Vikki Ellis Samuel Waters Dominic Nicholls Marcelo Benfield Duties : setting up on location photography studio, Capture one digital operator, backing up files, holding reflectors / speed-lights etc.

2015

Accounts Administrator & Bookkeper

Phoenix Corporate Communications

Nov 2010 - Nov 2015
  • Inputting of data; invoicing; bank reconciliation, figures and accounts; liaising with the company director , customers & suppliers. Mainly working in SAGE ledger software. Duties: chasing clients for overdue payments and managing a professional communication with them, helping clients with any issue regarding their bill or account.

2014

Technician on the Visual Media & Design Department

City of Westminster College

Mar 2014 - Jul 2014
  • Duties included overseeing and managing the photographic studios, darkroom, digital and printing rooms. Provide supervision and technical support to the  students, oversaw  and implement effective booking procedures for the college facilities and organised the distribution of photographic equipment to students.I organised,prepared and set-up materials and equipment for practical classes and demonstrations in the photography areas, as well as liaising with the Senior Technical Officer and Director of Faculty. 

2013

Intern

Underground Photography Gallery

Sep 2012 - Mar 2013
  • Assisting the gallery manager with curating photographic work, helping with hanging and taking down prints, organising the private view evenings.

2010

Assistant Manager & Accounts Administrator

Crunch Fitness Premier Dublin

Aug 2007 - Aug 2010
  • Duties included: Liaising with senior managers and the CEO. Managing the company’s client data base (Legend); creating daily, weekly and monthly reports for the head office. Customer care, staff management, cash management. Managing complaints; membership sales; covering reception. Creating marketing material for the sales department

Education

2016

Arts Professional Photography

City of Westminster College

Feb 2016 - Feb 2016
  • I have finished a foundation degree course at City of Westminster College where I studied arts , conceptual theory , digital and analogue photography , studio and retouching, documentary and reportage .

2008

Film Making

Filmbase Dublin

Aug 2008 - Dec 2008
  • It was a practical course I was First Director Assistant for one of the filmed projects and Production Designer for the second filmed project

2007

Environmental Economics

Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest

Sep 2003 - Jun 2007

    Awards

    2013

    Exhibition @ FreeRange Show

    • Exhibited @ FreeRange Show, Truman Gallery, Brick Lane http://www.cwc.ac.uk/aboutus/News/Pages/freerange13.aspx