In The White Room is a home interiors PR and lifestyle marketing agency based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. I started freelancing with the agency in early 2016 working predominantly as a photographer, shooting large scale sets for interior design clients. I have helped introduce more multimedia content, creating videos and stop motion for use on social media. The job requires a pro-active approach, developing new skills (as this was quite a niche form of photography) and understanding the requirements for a broad range of clients. One day I may be working on photographing a room-set with a very intricate lighting setup and the next I would be working with the creative team storyboarding ideas for a social media animation. I started working for In The White Room in a junior role but quickly built up a strong rapport with the creative director who now trusts my opinion and knows that I will come up creative and unique ideas to satisfy the brief.
Photography Assistant for two celebrity photographers who regularly shoot for The Times Magazine. Working as an assistant gives me first hand experience as to how the photographic industry runs, how to behave on set, how to utilise high end equipment to achieve the photographers vision and problem solving when things don't go to plan. Main Tasks - Manage equipment - Image management - Liaise with point of contact at different locations - Ensure the client is happy - Safety of the crew - Problem solving - Rigging lighting - Transportation
Freelance Commercial Photographer/Videographer since my first year of uni, gaining clients via my website and word of mouth. I have worked with a range of different clients from shooting corporate headshots for AT&T, filming anti-fracking demonstrations for Ecotricity and creating live imagery for WOMAD Festival. Being freelance requires high levels of motivation and organisation. The actual taking of pictures/video is only half the job, for a shoot I have to make sure I do all the necessary research about my client, put together a quote, clearly understand the brief, organise transportation, book assistants and hire equipment all before taking a single frame. On the shoot I'm required to be quick thinking and creative to produce unique effective content that exceeds the clients expectations, a lot of the time it requires some serious improvisation! Post shoot I manage files, edit, retouch images, colour correct video and deliver content on time.
The Digital Photography course at Ravensbourne is industry focused covering photojournalism, editorial, portraiture, advertising, fashion, music, architecture and picture research. The course also provided education in the broader areas of digital photographic practice, and an understanding of the rapidly changing principles and methods that underpin new and emerging creative commercial practice. Many of the projects are based on actual briefs given to professional photographers, a number were set by working art directors. Each project had to provide detailed research, inspiration and production planning. The course allowed you to develop your own personal style and build a strong portfolio of work. For the theory side of the course you are encouraged to research and discuss the historical influence of photography on society and the important role it plays in the world today.