Russ O'Connell

Photographic Director / Picture Editor

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  • LocationMayfield, United Kingdom

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  • vignes gangboard
  • editorial, development, design, daisy deane, Design research, Design, DSLR, editorial illustration, fashion film, Still Life

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About me

 

A Photographic Director / Picture Editor with over 14 years experience working on the most high profile publications in the UK market. I have a contacts book bursting with the best Photographers in the world from Celebrity Portraiture, Fashion Photographers, to in-depth Reportage and Still life / Product photography. Having studied photography at University to degree level I am also well versed in photography myself and therefore understand the technical aspects of a photo shoot, from the lighting, to composition through to the capture, retouching and final stage of preparing image ready for publication. I have an excellent long standing reputation within the industry and excellent relationships with International Publicists, Managers and PR’s.

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Art Direction
  • Photoshop
  • Team Leader
  • Directing Photoshoot
  • Creative Concepts
  • Production Photography
  • Picture Research
  • Product Photography Art Direction
  • Photographic Producer
  • Photographer Director
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Commissioning Photography and Videography
  • Photographer Sourcing
  • Picture Editor
  • Editorial Judgement
  • Judging
  • Portfolio Reviewing

Work history

Currently

Picture Editor

The Sunday Times Magazine

Jun 2015
  • London, UK
  • Full Time

2015

Photographic Director & Picture Editor

Freelance

Feb 2015 - May 2015
  • Freelance

2015

Photographic Director

GQ Magazine

Jan 2014 - Feb 2015
  • London, UK
  • Full Time

2014

Picture Director

Q Magazine

Nov 2008 - Jan 2014
  • Full Time

2008

Picture Director

Heat Magazine

Jan 2006 - Nov 2008
  • Full Time

2006

Deputy Picture Editor

Heat Magazine

Mar 2004 - Jan 2006
  • Full Time

2004

Senior Picture Researcher

Heat Magazine

Jan 2003 - Mar 2004
  • Full Time

Education

2015

BA(Hons) Photography

University of Plymouth

Feb 1998 - Feb 2015

1998

BTEC ND Graphic Design (photography

University of the Arts, London

Feb 1996 - Feb 1998