Irina Chira

Professional Fashion and Conceptual Photographer

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

  • Professional Fashion and Conceptual Photographer
  • Professional Fashion and Conceptual Photographer
  • Professional Fashion and Conceptual Photographer
  • Professional Fashion and Conceptual Photographer
  • Professional Fashion and Conceptual Photographer
  • Professional Fashion and Conceptual Photographer
  • Professional Fashion and Conceptual Photographer
  • Professional Fashion and Conceptual Photographer
  • Professional Fashion and Conceptual Photographer
  • Professional Fashion and Conceptual Photographer
  • Professional Fashion and Conceptual Photographer
  • Professional Fashion and Conceptual Photographer
  • Professional Fashion and Conceptual Photographer
  • Professional Fashion and Conceptual Photographer
  • Professional Fashion and Conceptual Photographer
  • Professional Fashion and Conceptual Photographer
  • Professional Fashion and Conceptual Photographer
  • Professional Fashion and Conceptual Photographer
  • Professional Fashion and Conceptual Photographer
  • Professional Fashion and Conceptual Photographer

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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.

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Skills

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

Companies I’ve worked with

  • C

    City of Westminster College

    • P

      Phoenix Corporate Communications

      • T

        The Underground Photography Gallery

        • I

          Irina Chira Photography

          Work history

          Currently

          Professional Fashion & Conceptual Photographer

          Irina Chira Photography

          Jul 2013
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Working to both prescriptive and loosely defined briefs received from clients, while maintaining a keen eye for detail and a structured approach. Responsible with production , art direction , manipulation & output , managing the work-flow, creating mood boards, location scouting, models casting & booking, editing & retouching (for e- commerce , I am familiar with layer clipping masks , skin retouching , selections, colour corrections etc.). I photograph high-quality images for both print and online distribution. I successfully shoot photographs in controlled lab, field and remote environments. I have e-commerce photography experience , including invisible mannequin photography and look-books for designers using professional models. I photograph shows (dress rehearsals ) in the West End , collaborating with the production companies and PR. My photos were printed in the theatre programme or published online and in newspapers. Designing and updating my website and accurately archive my images. I undertake plenty of visual and industry research and use social media for networking and marketing. I produce and coordinate test and editorial photo shoots. I am a member of the AOP as photographer assistant . I assist other professional photographers. First Photographer Assistant to: Vikki Ellis ; Samuel Waters ; Dominic Nicholls ; Marcelo Benfield . Duties included: Lighting setup in the studio or setting up on location photography studio, Capture One digital operation , backing up files, holding reflectors / speed-lights , second shooting , in charge of health and safety etc.

          2014

          Technician on the Visual Media & Design Department

          City of Westminster College

          Apr 2014 - Jul 2014
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • 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

          Photography Gallery Assistant

          The Underground Photography Gallery

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

          2015

          Accounts Administrator & Bookkeper

          Phoenix Corporate Communications

          Nov 2010 - Nov 2015
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • 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.

          Education

          2013

          Foundation Degree in Arts & Professional Photography

          City of Westminster College

          Sep 2010 - Jun 2013
          • London, United Kingdom
          • 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

          Sep 2008 - Dec 2008
          • Dublin, Ireland
          • 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

          Oct 2003 - Jul 2007
          • Bucharest, Romania

          Awards

          2013

          Exhibition @ FreeRange Show

          Free Range

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