Jess Govinden

Jess Govinden

PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
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Jess Govinden

Jess Govinden

PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I'm a photographer based in South West London who specialises in documentary and portrait photography. After recently graduating from Nottingham Trent university with a first class degree in photography, I have just started a music magazine exploring the UKs music scene from grime to hip hop, to garage, drum and bass and everything in between. I've had my work exhibited in Nottingham, London, South Korea and Slovakia where my work was showcased on billboards. I'm available for photography projects, collaborations and work, my instagram is @Jess_govinden if you would like to see more of my work or DM me for any jobs/ collaborations or just to say hi!
  • Ryan
    RyanI photographed Ryan for IMM Models
  • Sam
    SamI photographed Sam for IMM Models
  • Rhys
    RhysRhys for First Model Management London
  • Luke
    LukeLuke for First Model Management London
  • Luke and Rhys
    Luke and RhysTest model shoot of Luke and Rhys for First Model Management London
  • Joshua - First Model Management Test Shoot
    Joshua - First Model Management Test ShootI took test model shots of Joshua for First Model Management, Styled by Chelsea Siobhan
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Projects credited in
  • RIDWAN - Test Shoot B/W edit
    RIDWAN - Test Shoot B/W editTest Shoot with Photographer Jess Govinden and Model Ridwan from First Model Management Styled by Myself - Chelsea Siobhan Original colour photos edited into black and white by me.
Work history
    Documentary Film Production AssistantBrumby Media Group
    Twickenham, United KingdomPart Time
    - Editing content and interviews on Premier Pro - Developing a Story Line and Script writing - Operating company email, contacting interviewees - Stills photography on set - Videography assistant - Completing funding applications to gain further funding for the documentaries - Head of Research for Re-Sisters documentary - Keeping up to date with current photographical and music trends to apply to the feature film
    Warner Music Group logo
    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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  • Digital
  • Portrait Photography
  • Documentary Photography
  • Communication
  • Creative Ideas
  • Confident
  • Lightroom
  • Photoshop
  • Photoshoot Assisting
  • Lighting
    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.
    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.
    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