Jess Govinden
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Jess Govinden

PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
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Jess Govinden

PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
London based creative, retoucher and highly experienced photographer Specialising in editorial portraiture, focusing on underground cultures and scenes. If you don't know, get to know down below
Projects
  • BAESIANZ FC
    BAESIANZ FCBaesianz FC is London based football team for women, trans and non-binary people of Asian Heritage. I went down to one of their training sessions to capture the players doing what they do best. Big up the Baes!
  • Donnie Sunshine
    Donnie SunshineBeats, Rhymes and Donnie Sunshine - DJ Donnie Sunshine in his ends
  • Joe and Chantel dishing up dumplings at the Chubby Dumpling Van
    Joe and Chantel dishing up dumplings at the Chubby Dumpling VanJoe and Chantel are a father daughter duo who own Chubby Dumpling aka the best dumplings in town! I headed to Brockley Market and documented them doing what they do best. I'd urge everyone to pop down to the van, you won't be disappointed!
  • IAMDDB for eBay Sneakers x Hypebeast
    IAMDDB for eBay Sneakers x HypebeastIAMDDB shot at our OG Drops event in Manchester with eBay Sneakers, published in Hypebeast
  • Odeal for eBay Sneakers
    Odeal for eBay Sneakers
  • Shop Local for Everpress
    Shop Local for EverpressDocumented some of the most exciting up and coming businesses in London Featuring: Supa Ya Ramen, JENKI, Willy's Pies, Duffy Sound, Norman's Cafe, Brother Ldn, Shots Fired Hot Sauce, SpiceBox and Nouveau Wine
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Work history
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    Freelance PhotographerJess Govinden
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Clients and Publications: Warner Music Group, Everpress, GQ, Complex UK, Trench, Hypebeast, VCCP, eBay, eBay Sneakers, London In Stereo, ForeverGood, Puma, Tommee Tippee, JENKI, Omse, SEEN Presents, 11:14 Agency
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    Warner Music Group logo
    PhotographerWarner Music Group
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    - Organise outings with Jalle (an artist signed to their label) 2-3 days a month to get imagery, videos and content for his social media - Strong communication with his artist management team, organising concepts and locations for the shoot to represent him as an artist in the best form - Creative direction on all shoots, ensuring the imagery is set to the standard Warner are expecting - Efficient turnover of images, ensuring the management team and Jalle receive the content quickly - Strong interpersonal and communication skills throughout the days of photographing and the meetings with the management team
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Skills
  • Digital
  • Portrait Photography
  • Documentary Photography
  • Communication
  • Creative Ideas
  • Confident
  • Lightroom
  • Photoshop
  • Photoshoot Assisting
  • Lighting
Education
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    1st Class HonoursNottingham Trent University
     - Nottingham, United Kingdom
    I studied photography at Nottingham Trent university for 3 years, mainly focusing on documentary and portraiture. In my final year I focused on documenting the UK urban music scene, creating a final set of images for an exhibition and a magazine. I wrote a dissertation on grime's representation on visual culture in the UK and gained the dissertation award for an 'outstanding piece of writing'. Throughout my years of studying I learnt about studio and outdoor lighting, a vast amount of camera equipment, critical practice and digital and analog camera practices.
Awards
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    Dissertation AwardNottingham Trent University
    I won an award for my dissertation on grime's visual culture in the UK, it was described as a timely discussion on an unexplored area of an underground music culture.
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    Take More Photos X LoveboxTake More Photos
    I won a competition, in which 3000 people applied, to take pictures at Lovebox festival with the company Take More Photos