karen stanley

karen stanley

PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
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karen stanley

karen stanley

PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
London-based photographer, with professional experience in studio, socials, editorial, graphics and event work. Instagram @karenstanleyphoto website - karenstanleyphotography.co.uk
Projects
  • Perfect x ES x Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY
    Perfect x ES x Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOYPerfect Magazine and The Evening Standard celebrate ten years of LOVERBOY at Somerset House. Event photography for Perfect.
  • Violet Chachki
    Violet ChachkiPhotography for Violet Chachki at the Standard Hotel, London.
  • Blue Cherry Photoshoot
    Blue Cherry PhotoshootPersonal collab project with model Rasha, my photography and graphics and the models styling.
  • Charli XCX - Event Photography at Feel It
    Charli XCX - Event Photography at Feel ItEvent photography at Feel It, the night I work at every Friday for Jodie Harsh.
  • Amanda Lepore at Broadwick Soho Hotel
    Amanda Lepore at Broadwick Soho HotelPhotography and graphics.
  • Jessie Ware's Album Launch Party
    Jessie Ware's Album Launch PartyEvent Photography at the Nomad Hotel for Universal Music.
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Work history
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    Freelance photographerKaren Stanley Photography
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Freelance Photography, 2021 - Present. - Creative shoot for Violet Chachki at The London Edition Hotel. Photography and lighting, selecting, editing, and retouching all images as well as creating vibrant and textured collage graphics in post production. - Location photography for Milk Model Management. Portraits and full body shots with natural lighting for look book usage. - Commissions at 23 Paul Street. Shooting burlesque artists followed from my mood boards and image research. Setting up portable lighting, editing, colour grading, retouching final images as well as creating collage graphics in post production. - Creative photography for Fiorucci at the Soho store. Taking direction from the creative director and store manger, portrait and full length shots. - Publication commissions for Dazed Beauty, Kaltblut and Attitude Magazines. - Assisting; Stylist Rita Melssen with coordination and returns for Madonna’s shoot in Re-Edition Magazine, and photographer Thomas Knights. - Various client commissions; including Amanda Lepore, and Ru Paul’s Drag Race queens; Awhora, Starlet, and Luxx Noir. Key Achievements; - Creating strong visual graphics that have become my unique identity. - Successfully delivering creative briefs from start to finish, from initial mood boards and image research to final product. - Photographing, editing, and retouching images to a high standard. - Executing professional attitude, flexibility, organisation and communication with clients, building and maintaining professional relationships.
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    Press PhotographyKaren Stanley Photography
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Press Photography; - Regular press, creative and event work for Jodie Harsh. Photographing the press images for her book announcement with Faber, as well as regular music announcement press shots, Harrods promotional images and BTS during the Brits afterparty. - Photographing Jessie Ware’s album launch party at The Nomad. Following guidelines for portraits, press and room shots, as well as content for the promotional alcohol brands of the drinks, set up, and canapés. - Photography for Perfect Magazine x Evening Standard x Charles Jeffrey Loverboy at Somerset house. Working with Michael Hennegan and his teams on the afterparty press photography. - Press for DJ Jonathan Bestley. Photographing for the Jessie Ware tour at Alexandra Palace; shooting stage, BTS, and polaroids. As well as portrait and creative work for Bestley’s press in Attitude Magazine and single cover artwork. - Photographing actress Cleo Pires. Glam shots at the hotel then red carpet and BTS photography at the LOTR Amazon premiere at Leicester Square. Key Achievements; - Maintaining client relations and excellent communication. - Tight turnarounds, editing to a high standard appropriate for socials, adhering to briefs, and achieving natural looking retouching. - Discretion with VIP talent and red carpet photography.
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Skills
  • 35mm Film Photography
  • Photo Retouching
  • Photoshoot Assisting
  • Photoshop
  • Editorial Photography
  • Fashion Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Studio Lighting
  • Social Media Marketing
Education
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    BA Hons Degree - Photographic ArtThe University of Westminster
     - London, United Kingdom
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    BTEC Art DesignColeg Cambria
     - United Kingdom
    Distinction in BTEC art and design, with A in photography a levels.
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