Paola Cimmino

Art Buyer

  • LocationUnited Kingdom



  • Fashion
  • Art Direction
  • Excel
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop

Work history


Art Buyer


Feb 2015


Head of Pictures

River Publishing

Jan 2015 - Feb 2015
  • I am an experienced Photographic Director, having worked for many years in the magazine industry across a diverse range of companies and titles. Over the past ten years I have worked across a range of publications including Harvey Nichols (Dubai), Liberty, Harrods, The Sunday Times Travel, Dream (Honda), Rock & Roam (Virgin), Weight Watchers, Healthy, Healthy For Men (GNC), The Investor, Dare (Superdrug), Moss Bros. As the director of the picture team my role includes: • Recruiting and managing full time and freelance staff • Managing budgets, setting agreements and negotiating fees with photographers and photographic agencies • Commissioning and producing fashion, lifestyle, still life, beauty, food, car and portrait photographic shoots in UK and abroad responsible for budgeting, logistics and booking, sourcing the team, location, finding props and casting models • Overseeing all administration of the picture desk • Being involved in a range of successful pitches providing creative pictorial input


Freelance Photo Editor

Ipc,time Out

Nov 2002 - Sep 2005
  • A regular freelancer on many titles including Eve, Loaded and Time Out covering all aspects of picture editing


Photo Editor

EMAP Mixmag Magazine

Jan 1997 - Aug 2002
  • • Organised and directed photographic shoots and researched images • Managed the budget and worked to tight deadlines • Negotiated fees and copyrights with photographers and agencies


Assistant Picture Editor

Dazed Confused Magazine

Aug 1996 - Sep 1997
  • • Assistant to Picture Editor, Phil Poynter • Responsible for picture research and curated a photographic project in collaboration with the Italian magazine, Private


Associate Photo Editor

Colors Magazine

Aug 1994 - Sep 1995
  • • Managed the photo department of the international magazine sponsored by Benetton, working under the editorship of Tibor Kalman and Oliviero Toscani • Assistant to the photo editor, Alfredo Albertone, and promoted to associate photo editor after four months. Responsible for picture research, commissioning photographers, negotiating fees and copyrights worldwide



Master of Science in Architecture in Environmental Design and Engineering

UCL London

Aug 1993 - May 1994
  • Master of Science in Architecture in Environmental Design and Engineering



Facolta` DI Architettura, Napoli

Aug 1987 - May 1992
  • Degree in Architecture