Madeleine Poolman
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Madeleine Poolman

Freelance Photographer & RetoucherLondon, United Kingdom
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Madeleine Poolman
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Madeleine Poolman

Freelance Photographer & RetoucherLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Photographer / Retoucher from Cape Town, South Africa transplanted to London UK. She / Her
Projects
  • RETOUCHING
    RETOUCHINGCollection of recent retouching work for clients.
  • THE DOGS OF DE DOORNS
    THE DOGS OF DE DOORNSAward winning collection of photographs of the local people and companions of De Doorns, a small town in Western Cape, South Africa. These photos were made whilst documenting the welfare group Sidewalk Specials' work in the area as they conducted a "sterilisation drive", endeavouring to spay, neuter, and treat as many of the local cats and dogs, as well as educating local children about animals' wellbeing with initiatives at schools. Sidewalk Specials has held a total of eight of these Steri-
  • BTS - S T R I K E B A C K   I I I
    BTS - S T R I K E B A C K I I IA small collection of behind-the-scenes work on Cinemax's Strike Back season 3, primarily following Special Effects and Stunts departments.
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Projects credited in
  • The Dark Tower
    The Dark Tower
Work history
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    Freelance PhotographerFreelance
    Cape Town, South AfricaFreelance
    As a freelance photographer I have dipped my toe into many pools, but have found myself consistently drawn to photojournalism as an outlet for my search for truths in people and the world we live in.
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    Production CoordinatorMXFX
     - Cape Town, South AfricaFull Time
    Served as a direct assistant to Production Supervisor, supporting all aspects of production and office management. Communicated with business partners overseas regarding production. Oversaw production to ensure safe practices and equipment function. Produced risk assessments for productions Notable projects worked on during this position include: Dark Tower (2017) Deep Blue Sea II (2018) Tomb Raider (2018)
Skills
  • Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Photo Editing
  • Retouching
  • Animal Portraits
  • Special Effects
  • Sound Engineering
Education
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    Sound EngineeringCity Varsity, Cape Town, South Africa
     - Cape Town, South Africa
Awards
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    1st Place in Photojournalism (Amateur)Fine Art Photography Awards
    for “The dogs of De Doorns and their people” These photos were made whilst documenting the welfare group Sidewalk Specials' work in the area as they conducted a "sterilisation drive", endeavouring to spay, neuter, and treat as many of the local cats and dogs, as well as educating local children about animals' wellbeing with initiatives at schools. Sidewalk Specials has held a total of eight of these Steri-Drives in recent years, and have spent much of this time earning the trust of the local people, who have learned to distrust "helpful" groups who often disappoint by siezing their dogs and cats under the guise of good intentions. I was afforded the opportunity to travel into the local farms and townships of De Doorns (The Thorns) and meet hundreds of locals and their animals. I was welcomed into their homes alongside Sidewalk Specials to photograph the relationships they have with their trusted pets.
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    Honourable Mention - PhotojournalismAnnual Photography Awards
    for “The dogs of De Doorns and their people”
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