Mathushaa Sagthidas

Mathushaa Sagthidas

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

Mathushaa Sagthidas

A First Gen Tamil-British PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am an ambitious, creative and highly efficient fashion stylist andphotographer with a fine art background; who is capable producing engaging and authentic work for various audiences. I have experienced various industry-style roles and environments, thus easily adaptable to new changes within fast paced environments. I thrive well within a high pressure and deadline drive environment, whilst being able to challenge and further improve my creativity ability to create unique content for various media platforms. Clients including Amazon, Glass Magazine, The Kusp, Bloomsbury, Deezer, Graduate Fashion Week, Kulfi Beauty & more.
    ‘NOT JUST BROWN, NOT JUST INDIAN'‘NOT JUST BROWN, NOT JUST INDIAN', focuses on the lived experiences and beauty of some really incredible South Asian women as well celebrations, traditions and history of south Asian countries from a female perspective. As Eelam Tamil Woman, like most other south Asians just made the assumption I was Indian as if that's the only country to exist in South Asia and I feel our cultures and traditions are classed as one (hence the name). It was as if I was made to feel that my 'appearance' didn't se
  • My London News
    My London NewsNew Article with MyLondon!! Got to share a bit my creative path, family history and my recent project - Not Just Brown, Not Just Indian which was funded by Creative Access and Getty Images!
  • Journey of a Tamil Woman
    Journey of a Tamil WomanJourney of Tamil Woman is both a reflection and celebration of familial love and loss. It's a reflection of my mum saying her final goodbyes to her parents, without knowing it would be the last ones until later life, to beginning a new life without warfare. I document important images, facts and dates of her immigration because it holds the memory of her difficult journey travelling through "muddy waters and stay up for more than 24 hours, trying to not get caught" to her then beginning a family
  • D&AD Portfolio 2022
    D&AD Portfolio 2022Honoured to have my work showcased with @dandad, super grateful to have part of my Not just Brown, Not just Indian (Tamil Eelam/ Sri Lanka) as the cover! #photography #creativity #PortfolioDay #portfolio #PortfolioDay2022
  • Modelling for Belonging Project
    Modelling for Belonging Project‘Belonging’ - a film shoot about South Asian heritage and the importance of family and community, inspired by family photos and featuring LCF designer Ramneek Kang’s @ramneek_kang graduate collection “No, where are you really from” and jewellery designed by Anisha Parmar @anishaparmarlondon

Designer: Ramneek Kang @ramneek_kang
Creative Director/Stylist: Ruqaiyyah Patel @ru_creativearchive 
Photographer: Sonia Abbas @soniaartistry 
Hair and Makeup: Raahat Peshwaria @raahatpeshwariamakeu
    ROOTSPlaying around with my Amma’s jewellery, which is more than 25 years old.
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Projects credited in
    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 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
    Photography/ Production AssistantVarious
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Production Assistant (May 2022 - present) – Emma Alexander (NSCCP/ Bowers and Wilks), Etty Bellhouse Photography Assistant (July 2021 - present) Alex Lau (Bloomsbury), Ming Tang Evans (The Sunday Times), Nick Thompson (Sunday Times Style), Madeleine Penfold (Playstation), Matthew Shave (GHD), Tristan Bejawn (The Vegan Diner) and Tom Cockram (Peleton, Net-A-Porter), Serena Brown (Nike Global) Colin Baldwin (Ouronyx) and Tom Hull (NSCCP)
    Asian Woman Fesitval logo
    Asian Woman Fesitval logo
    Creative Content InternAsian Woman Fesitval
    London, United KingdomInternship
    • Outreach to creatives, artists and beauty and fashion influencers to create blogs and micro blogs • Working on creating blog content based on my experiences • Finding social media influencers and brands that work well with the brand and brand ethos • Planning and creating ideas and content for upcoming digital events and social media content • Helping out with the events team
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  • 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
  • Timelapse
    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
    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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    Royal Academy logo
    Royal Academy logo
    Attract Art ProgrammeRoyal Academy
    A creative art course, created to give various young artists experiences to build a portfolio, started from September 2015 to July 2017
    BronzeArts Award