Mathushaa Sagthidas
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Mathushaa Sagthidas

A First Gen Tamil-British PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
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Mathushaa Sagthidas
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Mathushaa Sagthidas

A First Gen Tamil-British PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Mathushaa Sagthidas is a first generation British freelance photographer, set designer and art director (studied at Camberwell College of Arts, UAL) with an interest in fine art and contemporary fashion. Mathushaa’s work often examines her identity - Tamil Eelam ethnicity and British nationality, which is reflected through traditions, history and fashion photography. ​ Identity, authenticity and representation are important to her because of her parents’ upbringing and experiences during the Sri Lankan civil war, which took place from 1983 until now. The history of the war, their own personal suffering and experience led Mathushaa to learn and embrace her ethnic culture, traditions and heritage more and more. ​ Her photography work spans a range of brands including Amazon, Wolf & Badger, Fashion United, MullenLowe, Adidas, Aterlier100 and Royal Court Theatre; publications such as Creative Lives, Glass Magazine, The Photographer's Gallery, gal-dem, Hypebae​, Fashion Minority Report, THIIIRD Magazine, Hypebeast, Dishoom, It's Nice That, The British Library and Graduate Fashion Week and exhibitions such as Tate Britain, PhotoFusion, BBH London, Lake Gallery, Camberwell Space Gallery, Rankin x Maryland Studio, Royal Greenwich Museums including billboards across the UK and a solo show with Bow Arts. See more on her socials. Feel free to connect and get in contact! - www.instagram.com/mathuxphotos - www.facebook.com/mathuxphotos/ - www.twitter.com/mathuxphotos
Projects
  • TATE COLLECTIVE: LOUIS BEVER
    TATE COLLECTIVE: LOUIS BEVERMe in Arsenal 1998 Away shirt recreating John Singer Sargent’s ‘La Carmencita circa 1890’ in Louis’s London flat. https://www.instagram.com/reel/C32Ur4QNN9Z/ Tate Collective invited photographer @LouisBever to recreate John Singer Sargent’s portraits with Louis’s signature photography and styling for the Sargent and Fashion exhibition. You can view the original portrait at the Sargent and Fashion exhibition in Tate Britain. �️John Singer Sargent La Carmencita circa 1890 Musée d’Orsay (Pari
  • VIDEOGRAPHER/ DOP: ATELIER100 2
    VIDEOGRAPHER/ DOP: ATELIER100 2Video work for @atelier100official Drop02, the results of the incredible minds and hands of their Cohort 2023. ⁠ 
The work is unique, innovative and most importantly local, honoured to have had the chance to shoot this - super proud of this one, with thanks to the amazing Templo team!! � 
Support your local London creatives and get your pre-orders in!! �
 Videographer and edit by @mathuxphotos⁠ DOP/ Photography @mathuxphotos⁠ Lighting team @ekky_l @helenaense Retoucher - Steve Warner Creative @
  • NJB NJI SOLO SHOW: POPLAR UNION
    NJB NJI SOLO SHOW: POPLAR UNIONExcited for my upcoming exhibition and second run for Not Just Brown, Not Just Indian with @poplarunion !! https://www.instagram.com/reel/C3kj9DMt9i9/ Check out this sneak peak of the preparations and the work that will be on display � The Not Just Brown, Not Just Indian photo exhibition will be running from this Thursday (opening night) until the 14th April! Find out more about the project and me by heading to the link in @poplarunion bio Come through to opening Night on Thursday from 6:30
  • VIDEOGRAPHER/ DOP: ATERLIER100
    VIDEOGRAPHER/ DOP: ATERLIER100Video work for @atelier100official Drop02, the results of the incredible minds and hands of their Cohort 2023. ⁠ https://www.instagram.com/reel/C3h1CULtLi_/ 
The work is unique, innovative and most importantly local, honoured to have had the chance to shoot this - super proud of this one, with thanks to the amazing Templo team!! � 
Support your local London creatives and get your pre-orders in!! �
 Videographer and edit by @mathuxphotos⁠ DOP/ Photography @mathuxphotos⁠ Lighting team @ekky_l @h
  • Speaker: Graduate Fashion Foundationn
    Speaker: Graduate Fashion FoundationnHad an amazing time at Pure London @purelondonxjatc @hyve_group for Graduate Fashion Foundation @officialgfw being a panelist for the Beyond Graduation talk!! � https://www.instagram.com/reel/C3XOU42tsQN/ So lovely sharing this space with some incredible creative souls and hearing their experience was inspiring and invaluable �❤️‍� Guest speakers include; Isabella Silvers @izzymks , Joy Julius @joyjulius__ and Sophie Soar @sjsoar as well as myself , with our moderator Meg Doyle @megantldoyle
  • SOLO SHOW: POPLAR UNION - NOT JUST BROWN, NOT JUST INDIAN
    SOLO SHOW: POPLAR UNION - NOT JUST BROWN, NOT JUST INDIANNOT JUST BROWN, NOT JUST INDIAN SOLO SHOW WITH @poplarunion !! https://www.instagram.com/reel/C3UxPxCttUt/

(22nd February - 14th April 2024) ✨

I’m insanely excited to announce solo exhibition for a really special project to me and has been in the works for some time - Not Just Brown, Not Just Indian. Forever grateful for this opportunity to showcase this project - thank you so much to Paolo and @poplarunion this is incredible ❤️‍�

“The next exhibition at Poplar Union is ‘Not Just Brown, Not
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Projects credited in
  • LONDON FASHION WEEK SS20
    LONDON FASHION WEEK SS20Taking place from September 13th-17th, 2019, the London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020 presentations saw our creative rolled out for the first time.
  • PEPPER YOUR TALK ARTICLE - BUILDING RESILIENCE: HOW TO BOUNCE BACK FROM CAREER KNOCKBACKS
    PEPPER YOUR TALK ARTICLE - BUILDING RESILIENCE: HOW TO BOUNCE BACK FROM CAREER KNOCKBACKSThe fashion industry is notoriously cutthroat. As they say on Project Runway ‘One minute you’re in, the next you’re out. Take the once lauded industry darling – Hedi Slimane – who, as Creative Director of Dior Homme, inspired the late Karl Lagerfeld to slim down several sizes in order to fit into his collections. Fast-forward to September 2018, and Paris Fashion Week where his much-awaited debut for Celine was, to put it politely, slated. So, how do you bounce back after a week of unending criti
  • MESA Magazine x Lone Design Club
    MESA Magazine x Lone Design ClubMy favourite shots I took for MESA Magazine @mesamagazine x LDC @lonedesignclub presents “The Next Generation” See more on my Instagram � Talent: Pritt (@_prittmusic) “is a South-London raised songstress putting Tamil music on the map.” White Face Dress Chenchen @chenchenstudio Chenchen @chenchenstudio Silk Coat Boots provided by Rahemur Rahman. Nooriyah (@nooriyah._) “is an Arab music specialist DJ and radio host.” Art deco corset La Musa @your_musa Green Jacket Kim Dave @kimdavertw @kimdav
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Work history
    RANKIN CREATIVE logo
    RANKIN CREATIVE logo
    Studio AssistantRANKIN CREATIVE
    London, United KingdomFreelance
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    Producer/ Set DesignerVarious Companies & Productions
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Producer, Set Designer and Art Director (Nov 2022 - present) - Set Designer - Mothercare, Chelsea FC, Gopal's Corner, Cariter, Conde Nast Traveller Producer - Royal Maritime Museum: PIONEERS: A Renaissance in South Asian Creativity Production Manager - Tom Ford (May 2023) Producer - Madeleine Penfold (Dulwich x Defected, Chelsea FC) Producer - Alia Romagnoli (Brooks Running)
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Skills
  • Mail Chimp
  • Direct Mail
  • E-mail Campaigns
  • Email Campaign
  • Email Copy
  • Email Communications
  • Email Copywriting
  • Email Design
  • Email Management
  • Email Newsletters
  • Emails
  • Email Marketing
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Word
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Editing
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Social Media
  • Social Media Advertising
  • Social Media Management
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Fine Art
  • Fashion Campaigns
  • Fashion Communication
  • Fashion Concept
  • Fashion Direction
  • Fashion Editorial
  • Fashion Events
  • Fashion Editing
  • Styling Direction
  • Styling Shoots
  • Assistant Styling
  • Creative Styling
  • Commercial Styling
  • Editorial Styling
  • Fashion Styling
  • Photoshoot Styling
  • Personal Styling
  • Product Styling
  • Communicating Ideas
  • Communication
  • Communication Planning
  • Communication Activities
  • Communication Arts
  • Community Engagement
  • Community Art
  • Communicative
  • Communitcation Skills
  • Communications Coordination
  • Communications
  • Communication Skills
  • Communication Presentation
  • Communication Promotion
  • Team Building
  • Team Collaboration
  • Team Leadership
  • Team Management
  • Team Development
  • Teamworking
  • Creative Team
  • Time Management
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Education
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    DiplomaMichigan State University
     - London, United Kingdom
    Passed (Certificates available upon request) Cameras, Exposure & Photography | Camera Control | Principles of Photo Composition and Digital Image Post-Production | Photography Techniques: Light, Content and Sharing | Photography Capstone Project
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    DiplomaMuseum of Modern Art, New York
     - London, United Kingdom
    Passed (Certificates available upon request) Art & Inquiry: Museum Teaching Strategies | Art & Activity: Interactive Strategies for Engaging) | What Is Contemporary Art? | Modern Art & Ideas | Seeing Through Photographs | Art & Ideas: Teaching
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Awards
    D&AD New Blood logo
    D&AD New Blood logo
    New Blood Portfolio Winner 2023D&AD New Blood
    Studio 1854 – British Journal of Photography logo
    Studio 1854 – British Journal of Photography logo
    Portrait of Britian 2023Studio 1854 – British Journal of Photography
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CzonVtNt8g9/
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