Michelle Jeffery

Photographer

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
-

Projects credited in

  • Digital & Campaign Director
    Freelance Integrated Graphic Designer
    Photographer

About me

Experienced photographer with a demonstrated history of working in the photographic industry shooting model and still life photography and video for commercial clients, with a background in styling, costume design, set dressing and prop‐making for fashion, music videos, films and events. A strong interest in the charity sector having recently volunteered as a photographer for Raleigh International in Costa Rica, as well as previous experience picture editing and commissioning photography for Comic Relief. Excellent administration and customer service skills and managerial experience within the leisure and retail industries.

Skills

  • Art Direction
  • Picture Editing
  • Photoshop
  • Capture One
  • Photography
  • Shoot Production
  • Styling and Costume Design
  • Commercial Photography
  • Retouching
  • Studio Lighting

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • I HEART STUDIOS

    I HEART STUDIOS

    • Photography
  • TOPSHOP TOPMAN

    TOPSHOP TOPMAN

    • Fashion and Textiles
  • F

    Freelance

    • Raleigh International

      Raleigh International

      • Social Enterprise

    Work history

    Currently

    Photographer & Assistant

    Freelance

    Jun 2008
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Photographer and assistant working in fashion and e-commerce. Work published in Bagdad magazine, t5m.com and People Tree.com. Studio lighting experience using Elinchrom, Bowens, Pro-foto and Arri. Able to work with. Canon, Nikon and Sony DSLR and mirrorless cameras. Proficient in Capture One, Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom and Premiere Pro. Assisted Mark Cant, Akio Fukushima, Alex de Mora and Tim & Barry. Lead photographer for. Metail virtual fitting rooms (Jun 2013 - Aug 2014). Interned at Group FMG (Oct - Dec 2012) and worked as a freelance photographer (Dec 2012 - Aug 2014) shooting still life for clients such as Thorntons and Blossom and as a digital operator on model shoots for Orlebar Brown and Calvin Klein.

    2018

    Volunteer Photographer

    Raleigh International

    Sep 2018 - Dec 2018
    • Turrialba, Provincia de Cartago, Turrialba, Costa Rica
    • Full Time
    • Capturing volunteers building schools, maintaining national parks and trekking, for use across all platforms including marketing, social media, blogs and case studies. Editing images on a fast turnaround between assignments. Writing concise copy for images and metadata tagging. Creating slideshows and collating imagery taken by myself and volunteers. Assisting project managers with mentoring volunteers.

    2018

    Photographer

    Wilko

    Sep 2017 - Aug 2018
    • Worksop, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Creating content for use across all areas of the business, including social media, web and print marketing, according to the needs of various internal departments. Photographing, styling, retouching and cutting out still life imagery. Shooting model imagery in the studio and on location. Replicating daylight and ambient lighting to shoot homeware in large room sets. Training and coaching Junior Photographers and troubleshooting issues on set.

    2017

    Mid Weight Photographer / Junior Photographer

    I HEART STUDIOS

    May 2015 - Sep 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Collaborating with stylists to produce beautifully lit and consistent imagery for brands such as Harrods, Aquascutum, Lulu Lemon and New Look. Creating model, mannequin, flat lay, product and creative imagery and video. Shooting, editing and colour correcting images at a fast pace to tight deadlines. Ensuring the product is shown to its full advantage following the client brief. Working with clients and responding quickly to any changes during the shoot.

    2015

    Photography Assistant

    Comic Relief

    Jul 2014 - Mar 2015
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Assisting the picture editor on all areas of campaign photography. Picture editing, data asset management, writing copy and metadata tagging. Resizing and colour correcting images. Picture research, picture requests and placing images in national media. Commissioning photographers and finding new talent. Shoot production inc. writing call sheets, booking stylists, MUA’s and locations.

    2015

    Stylist & Costume Designer

    Freelance

    Oct 2011 - Jun 2015
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Styling and costume design for music videos, adverts, film, theatre and events Theatre during the ‘Terror Season’ at Southwark Playhouse. Short films inc.‘Falling Apart’, ‘Faxbook’ and ‘Under the Sun’ Adverts for companies inc. Young Minds and CBS Outdoor. Music videos inc. Summer Camp ‘Losing my mind’ and ‘Always’ and The Coronas ‘How This Goes’.

    2012

    Manager

    Episode

    Dec 2010 - Aug 2012
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Responsible for administration, bookkeeping, stock-take, payroll, rotas, coaching and motivating staff, hiring new team members and visual merchandising.

    2010

    Assistant Manager

    The Stags Head

    May 2009 - Aug 2010
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Responsible for orders, stock-take, payroll, accounts, rotas, supervising and coaching staff and organising and booking events and gigs.

    2010

    Art Department Assistant & Runner

    Freelance

    Nov 2008 - Dec 2010
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Helping to design and build sets, set dressing, sourcing and making props for music videos, theatre, interactive events and installations for companies such as Secret Cinema, Southward Playhouse, You Me Bum Bum Train, Pukka Films & Sets Appeal. Performing running duties on music videos for TEED, Florie and Foxes.

    2009

    Advanced Sales Assistant

    TOPSHOP TOPMAN

    Feb 2006 - May 2009
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Customer service, personal shopping, visual merchandising, supervising and training staff, till closedown and cash handling.

    2008

    Assistant Drama Teacher

    Performarama Drama School

    Aug 2005 - Mar 2008
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Teaching and mentoring students as well as supervising break time, registration, taking fees and stage managing productions.

    2014

    Stylist's Assistant

    Freelance

    Mar 2005 - Aug 2014
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Assisting on music videos, adverts, events and fashion shoots. Music videos inc. M.I.A’s ‘DBT’ and Peace ‘Money”. Adverts inc. ‘Cadbury Marvellous Creations’ and ‘Britain’s Next Top Model’. Events inc. Madonna’s Live Earth Show . Editorial shoots for magazines inc. Elle, Dazed & Confused and SuperSuper. Interned with the fashion department at New! Magazine.

    Education

    2008

    BA(Hons) Fashion: Styling Photography

    London College of Fashion, UAL

    Aug 2005 - May 2008
    • London, United Kingdom

    2005

    Diploma in Foundation Studies (Fashion)

    London College of Fashion, UAL

    Aug 2004 - May 2005
    • London, United Kingdom

    2004

    Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design)

    Burton College

    Sep 2003 - Mar 2004
    • Burton upon Trent, Burton-on-Trent, United Kingdom

    2001

    Sep 1999 - Jun 2001
    • Derby, United Kingdom
    • Geography, Business Studies, Theatre Studies and General Studies

    2001

    Solo Acting and Speech & Drama, Grades 2-8

    Guildhall School Of Music & Drama

    Sep 1994 - Jun 2001
    • Burton upon Trent, Burton-on-Trent, United Kingdom