Laura Blight

Photographer//Visual Artist//Freelance Producer

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Projects

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About me

I am a photographer and visual artist from Essex, living and working in London. My current practice explores the play between the familiar and unfamiliar in domestic environments. I adopt a curious and intuitive approach to image making, where presence or rather absence is evidenced, summoning the strange from the everyday. I was recently selected for the Collective Strategies programme organised by Pic.london in collaboration with London College of Communication. Alongside the Hemera Collective and 17 other selected participants, we developed and produced new work together for an exhibition at the Lewisham Art House in October 2019. In April 2019 I was selected by London Creative Network (LCN) to join a tailored professional development programme for London-based artists and photographers. The programme is delivered by SPACE, Cockpit Arts, Four Corners and Photofusion. The programme runs until Spring 2020. In November 2018 I completed a Masters in photography at the University of Arts London. I also have over five years of work experience in the photography and advertising industries in roles such as integrated production and art buying working in London and internationally. I am familiar with working across multiple projects, campaigns and new business pitches running simultaneously. I specialise in print and stills production but also work across digital, activation, illustration and animation. I'm available for commissions and collaborations!

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Skills

  • Creative Producer
  • Shoot Production
  • Art Buying
  • Digital Production
  • Integrated Producer
  • Picture Research
  • Photo Assisting
  • 35mm Film Photography
  • Digital Photography
  • Libraries

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Saatchi & Saatchi

    Saatchi & Saatchi

    • Advertising
  • University of The Arts London (UAL)

    University of The Arts London (UAL)

    • Design
  • Blink Art

    Blink Art

    • Media Production
  • The&Partnership

    The&Partnership

    • Media Production

Work history

Currently

Aug 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Producing x3 Brand shoots for Royal Mail with ex BA Photography students (x2 days per week in September/October 2019)

Currently

Senior Freelance Producer

Animade

Feb 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • On/off freelance animation production since February 2019.

2018

Freelance Producer

Blink Art

Jul 2018 - Sep 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Overseeing production on all illustration jobs and new business pitches https://www.blinkart.co.uk/

2018

Freelance Stills Producer

Making Pictures

Sep 2017 - Sep 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Pre-production and on set stills production for Dan Burn-Forti, Finlay Mackay and Neil Bedford. https://making-pictures.com/

2017

Integrated Producer

Saatchi & Saatchi

Jul 2016 - Jul 2017
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Full Time
  • • Accounts worked on include – St.George, Bank SA, Bank of Melbourne, Toyota & RSPCA • Lead Producer on St.George overseeing a new brand campaign consisting of three stills shoots including a mixture of talent and CGI integrated with TVC’s • Manage the production and traffic of assigned projects through the agency, including print, digital and activation • Ensuring all work is created efficiently, on time, within budget and creatively crafted to the highest standard • Liaise between Account Management, Creative, Studio and Photographers / Artists • Assist with Art Buying and research, develop and maintain relationships with external suppliers • Commission external suppliers to produce work – prepare supplier briefs, receive and check quotations / timings from suppliers and commission work upon approval • Oversee asset creation and approvals of Photography, Illustration, Retouching and CAD • Prepare PPM documents, attend PPM and shoots when required • Brief studio to create / amend artwork, oversee artwork amends and approvals, and check that all artwork is accurate and to specifications ahead of proof sign-off • Oversee delivery of material to media / clients, including dispatch of material as needed

2015

Assistant Art Buyer / Creative Producer

The&Partnership

Aug 2014 - Dec 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • • Accounts worked on include – Samsung, British Gas, Coutts, Lexus, Big Yellow, Find My Past, Argos, Virgin Money, Princes Trust & Teisseire • Diarise and attend portfolio reviews three times a week with Photographers / Agents, myself and Head of Art Buying • Set-up larger monthly Agency folio showings with Photography Agency, Creative & Studio • Manage three exhibition spaces rotating monthly. Promote new exhibitions internally and through the CHI Art Buying Instagram account. • Planned work flow, managed multiple priorities and met daily production timings for print and digital work • Managed project specifications, billing and estimates interfacing daily with suppliers, account, studio and creative teams • Helped to develop and maintain traffic logistics by coordinating print jobs and directing the delivery and distribution of completed projects • Effectively produced static, animated, flash and HTLM5 banner ads in various formats • Purchased and licensed stock imagery through to sourcing and commissioning illustrators and photographers, whilst ensuring correct usage and talent release applies • Pre /shoot production including approval of roughs, casting, set build, props, location, wardrobe etc • Post-production liaison including retouching, CGI, design, artwork and proofs

2014

Personal Assistant

Mark George

Jun 2013 - Aug 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • • Supported Mark George in the day to day management of his roster of photographers • Assisted with shoot production for both stills and moving image • Oversaw photographers portfolios, ensuring they are kept up to date • Archived photographers imagery in preparation for the web when necessary • Promoted photographers work through portfolio showings, designed web articles and social media • Prepared all of Mark George’s finances on a monthly basis for accountancy firm

Education

2018

Master of Arts in Photography

University of The Arts London (UAL)

Sep 2017 - Nov 2018
  • London, United Kingdom

2010

BA (Hons) Photography - Upper Second Class (2:1)

Middlesex University

Sep 2007 - Jun 2010
  • London, United Kingdom