Russ O'Connell

Photographic Director / Picture Editor

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationMayfield, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsPhotographer - Producer - Art Director - Creative Director - Picture Editor - Photo Editor - Director Of Photography

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About me

A Photographic Director / Picture Editor with over 15 years experience working on the most high profile publications in the UK market. Great contacts and working relationships with many of the best Photographers in the world, from commissioning and art directing Celebrity Portraiture, Fashion Photography, to in-depth Reportage and Still life / Product Photography. Having studied photography at University to degree level I am also well versed in photography 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 Agents.

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
  • Editing
  • Manager

Work history

Currently

Picture Editor

The Sunday Times Magazine

Jun 2015
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • Picture Editor of The Sunday Times Magazine, the longest running colour newspaper supplement famed for it's use of photography and roots in photojournalism. Responsible for all photography in the magazine, from production and art direction of the cover shoots through to commissioning reportage features, portraiture and picture research.

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

2001

BA(Hons) Photography

University of Plymouth

Sep 1998 - Jun 2001
  • Exeter, United Kingdom

1998

BTEC ND Graphic Design (photography

University of the Arts, London

Sep 1996 - Jun 1998
  • London, United Kingdom