Freelance photographer and Drag Queen with previous professional experience in the clubs, catwalks and publications of London and Hong Kong with high energy, enthusiasm, an eagerness to learn and an easy going disposition. Hugely interested in fine art fashion, film photography and the LGBTQ scene. Currently based in London and looking for a role in the creative industry, particularly with Fashion, Branding, Magazine, and Editorial work. Instagram @karenstanleyphotoLocked Pro Plan feature
February & September 2018 – Backstage and runway photographer for Adam Frost’s collections Duties: Photographing the models backstage as well as the runway itself. Editing to a high standard, and photographing on both 35mm and digital.
January 2016 – present – Venue Photographer at Dalston Superstore, Egg London, Heaven Nightclub, The Phoenix Bar, Ozone (Hong Kong), and 93 Feet East Bar. Duties: Duties: Promoting, Photographing and editing photos for events. Organization and time keeping, sometimes while in Drag. I have also worked on the door for Five Miles Club, Moustache Bar Dalston, Hyde Kensington Club, and Shoreditch Bar and Grill. Duties: Greeting guests, Ticket Collection, Handling Money, DJ, Hosting, Entertaining, and Organisation. These have all been on freelance bases over the past two years in London, and are still ongoing in these venues.
September 2018 – Commissioned to photograph GFOTY’s (PC music label) cover art for her latest single Duties: Arrange shoot and models, creative direction, set up lighting and cameras, shoot and edit to a professional standard, organization and communication.
July – October 2018 – Bar staff at the Camden Head Pub Duties: Front of House, Customer Service, Serving Drinks and Food, Till Work, Regular Cleaning and Maintaining the Bar and Venue to a High Standard, and Flexibility
March – July 2018 – Assistant at Wig Chapel Duties: Shooting stock (product photography) Shooting models, social media, building and maintaining the website, creating flyers and business cards, editing to a professional standard, studio set up, and using film and digital cameras.
February 2018 – Commissioned to photograph Savanah Avery’s AW18 look-book Duties: Arranging the shoot’s lighting and location, photographing the clothes to a high standard, giving direction, and editing within a day.¬
October 2017 - Backstage Assisting at Showstudio (Nick Knight), for the Faecal Matter private view Duties: Bar work, timekeeping and flexibility.
October 2017 - Club Promotion Photography and Editing for Egg London Club and Berlin Berlin Duties: Setting up a lighting kit, editing, organization, communication, and giving direction.
Sept – Oct 2017 - Photo Retoucher Worked on IN2TRUDERS movie with Trailblazer Co. Work will be shown on Amazon and Netflix. Duties: Editing, proper use of file sizing, communication and meeting deadlines.
February – 2018 – Editorial Commission for QX Magazine’s February Issue Duties: Arranging location, shooting in different mediums, communication, editing within a day, giving direction. August 2017 - Writer and Photographer for the QX Magazine Hong Kong Issue Duties: Writing and article, timekeeping, organization, sending appropriate and communication.
August 2017 - Venue Photographer and Backstage Assistant for The Wut Club at Milkshake Festival, Amsterdam Duties: Promoting, Photographing with film, digital, and Polaroid cameras, time keeping, assisting with backstage equipment, on stage dancer, while all in drag.
Distinction in BTEC art and design, with A in photography a levels.
GCSE’s and BTEC from A-C in English, Maths, Art, French and Welsh