For the first 15 years of my life, art class petrified me. I wasn’t too good at anything, drawings that looked like scribbles and paintings that were blotchy to say the least. But then I had a film camera placed in my hand, and art class got a lot more interesting. 7 years, and 3 educational institutes later, I’ve established a wide range of technical skills in both film and digital photography, along with a high capability to use Adobe’s Creative Collection. Interning for ELLE Magazine US, British Vogue and Musée Magazine, NY, has given me an awesome insight into the editorial industry. I don’t like placing names on things; I’m not a “portraiture” photographer. I converse with people and delve deep into their words to see what makes them tick. My camera allows me to translate this ephemeral moment into a lifelong documentation. I capture moments of life, whether that’s onto a memory card, or a roll of 35mm film. My experience, along with my entrepreneurial personality has led me to create my own publication, of which I’ve been sponsored by Leica and Fujifilm to produce the first issue over the coming months. I firmly believe that anything is possible if you have enough drive to seek it out.
• One of three photographers operating in a £1m turnover photo studio • Working every day in a studio, controlling lightning for all set ups and scenarios • Predominantly working with families including children of all ages has given me essential training in communicating to invoke reactions • Back to back shoots have strengthened my time keeping and troubleshooting skills • Working with the general public has given me first hand realisation of the unethical, glamourised format of contemporary photography, consistently advising against removal of age or personal characteristics when showing images to customers.
• Assisted the photo director in day to day tasks • Organised all aspects of photo shoots - optioning studios, models, MUA, hair, set designers • The ELLE representative on studio photoshoots • Created itineraries and call sheets • Found locations for photoshoots which were used in final print • Acted in a professional manor when dealing with celebrity clients
• Worked alongside Creative Director, helping her with day to day tasks • General office tasks e.g. mail collecting, printer maintenance • Collected and organised content, adhering to strict deadlines • Organised InDesign files replacing low resolution images for hi-res
• Worked alongside Editor-in-Chief, Andrea Blanch to collect content for magazine • Worked alongside guest editor Sam Shahid, supplying all necessary content • Retrieved hi-res files from artists, inputting into layouts • Delegated tasks to the rest of the team to ensure an efficient workflow • Signed off on content before being sent out e.g. Newsletter, Magazine Issues • Organised interviews with featured artists