Nahuel Contreras

Writer and Photographer

Projects

About me

I am a positive, motivated and forward thinking individual who always aims to learn from new experiences. Through the years, my commitment to writing and photography has developed, whether through personal motivation or a specialised institution. Within the realms of my photography, I often draw inspiration from everyday themes to develop concepts. I incorporate elements of documentary in my work, where I regularly establish relationships as a prerequisite before shooting, to produce discourses in a variety of contexts. My photography, which ranges from documentary to fashion, has led to co-curating and showcasing in an exhibition in Brick Lane, to shooting a lookbook for London Fashion Week Men’s and Milan and Paris Fashion Week. Developing my writing further, I applied my skills to my dissertation; ‘How Has Documentary Photography Merged with Fashion Photography to Create a New Hybrid Genre?’ which was commended by Sally Waterman, archivist for fashion photographer Juergen Teller. This was an extension of my strong passion for writing, which for years I have expressed through freelance and personal work. With a strong interest in menswear and regularly attending shows at LFWM such as KTZ, Barbour, Baartmans and Siegel, Belstaff, Christopher Raeburn and Ximon Lee, I have built up an array of reports to add to a portfolio of interviews with well renown photographers such as Ari Marcopoulos, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Stephen Gill and i-D x McQ Eyewear photographer Olivia Rose. In addition to personal opinion pieces and submissions, I was recently contacted by womenswear designer Nicola Bacchilega and asked to contribute a written piece discussing his AW17 collection and campaign for Vogue Italia, which will be published this September.

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Skills

  • Content/copywriting/writing/editorial/advertising
  • Fashion Writing
  • Creative Arts
  • Photo Realism
  • Pencil Drawing
  • Documentary Photography
  • Fashion Photography
  • Interviewing
  • Creative Writing/blogging
  • Academic Writing

Companies I’ve worked with

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Work history

Currently

Fashion Journalist

Vogue Italia

May 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Reviewing Nicola Bacchilega's AW17 collection, whilst discussing the brand's profile and campaign.

Currently

Proofreader and Copywriter

LIC

Feb 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Proofreader and Copywriter for Leaders in Community (LIC), predominantly focusing on company newsletters.

2017

Photographer

Poplar HARCA

Jun 2017 - Jun 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Photographer for community projects and partnerships for Poplar HARCA

2017

Freelance Journalism

The Fashionisto

Mar 2017 - Mar 2017
  • Freelance
  • Content Writing for The Fashionisto

2017

Content Writer

Pansy Magazine

Feb 2017 - Feb 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Review of Ashish AW17

2017

Intern

LIC and Estée Lauder

Jan 2017 - Jan 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Collaborating with an intern at Leaders in Community (LIC) for a program funded by Estée Lauder.

2017

Freelance Journalist

Pansy Magazine

Jan 2017 - Jan 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • ‘The Gender Revolution within Menswear’ an article discussing the fluidity within menswear for Pansy Magazine.

2017

Fashion Photographer

Collezioni

Jan 2017 - Jan 2017
  • Italy
  • Freelance
  • Work for Mazinyi featuring in the Collezioni Magazine and buyers guide at Milan Fashion Week.

2016

Photojournalist

TRIP Magazine

Nov 2016 - Nov 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Portraiture series and accompanying interviews focusing on effects of gentrification for TRIP Magazine.

2016

Fashion Photographer

Mazinyi

Jul 2016 - Jul 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Photographer for the Mazinyi SS17 lookbook for London Fashion Week Men’s (LCM) and Paris Fashion Week.

2016

Art Curator

Free Range

May 2016 - Jul 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Curating and exhibiting at the Free Range Photography Exhibition in Brick Lane as part of an independent 16 part collective.

2016

Photojournalist

Ravensbourne

Feb 2016 - May 2016
  • Spain
  • Freelance
  • Photographing and interviewing subjects for a project focusing on the changes and lives of parallel societies. It was self published as a book.

2016

Fashion Journalism

Ravensbourne

Jan 2016 - Jan 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Interviewing Gucci photographer, Ari Marcopoulos and i-D x McQ photographer, Olivia Rose.

2015

Photographer

ICCO PR

Nov 2015 - Nov 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Photographing the ICCO Global Awards

2016

Assistant Photographer

WhittyGordon

Sep 2015 - Jan 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Working with international filmmakers WhittyGordon on a collaborated project focusing on the social changes in Hackney. I assisted with filming and worked independently through photography, film and the process of interviewing.

2015

Photographer

Queen Mary University of London

May 2015 - Jun 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Collaborated for the Community Leadership development program run by School of Geography at Queen Mary, University of London.

2015

Fashion Photographer

SUPA Model Management

Feb 2015 - Feb 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • A series of environmental portraits of Charlie Clark, director of SUPA Model Management.

2014

Event Photographer

Espacio Gallery

Apr 2014 - Apr 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Photographing the launch night of the ‘Time=Change’ exhibition

2014

Showroom Assistant

The Show Space

Feb 2014 - Feb 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Assisting and photographing at The Show Space Re-Treat, renamed Scout Cast Produce, with casting agent Nikki Sheldon.

2014

Annual Report

Phoenix School

Feb 2014 - Feb 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Designing and photographing a report for Phoenix Primary and Secondary School.

2014

Freelance Journalist

Ravensbourne

Nov 2013 - Mar 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Interviewing photographers Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Stephen Gill, Paul Biddle, Christopher Jonassen, Damian Bao, Julio Etchart, David Morris, Sabine Mirlesse , Ian Bramham and the award winning photographer, Jordi Ruiz Cirera, as part of a personal project.

2013

Art Assistant

Espacio Gallery

Nov 2013 - Dec 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Assisting artist Tareshvari Robinson for her ‘Time=Change’ exhibition at Espacio Gallery. As a prerequisite to the process of sculpturing, I photographed the models and assisted in creating colour pallets to match skin shades and undertones.

Education

2016

BA (Hons) Photography

Ravensbourne

Sep 2013 - Jun 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 2.1 Dissertation: “How Has Documentary Photography Merged with Fashion Photography to Create a New Hybrid Genre?”

2013

Art and Design Foundation Diploma

Ravensbourne

Sep 2012 - Jun 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Design and Media), Merit

2011

A Level

City and Islington College

Sep 2009 - May 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • A-Level Media (A), Photography (B), Critical and Contextual Studies (B), Graphics (C)

2009

GCSE, 11- Grades A-C Including English, Maths and Science

Oaklands Secondary School

Sep 2004 - May 2009
  • London, United Kingdom

Awards

2015

Certificate of Recognition

Queen Mary University of London

  • Assisted with the production of high quality photographs for a Community Leadership development program run by School of Geography at Queen Mary, University London. Professor Alison Blunt