Saira Mac

Photographer, Video, Art Direction

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

From photographing celebrities to filming Toyota executives, I’ve worked with a diverse spectrum of renowned household names and shot projects around the world for eight years. Clients come to me for my straightforward approach and eye for compelling narrative — both skills which have been honed through my background as a head of post-production, producer and art director. I’m based between Berkshire and London and am available for International assignments. Get in touch and let’s make it happen.

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Skills

  • Visual Arts
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Photoshop
  • Capture One
  • Production
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Corporate Videography

Companies I’ve worked with

  • H

    How Graphic Design

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      The Guardian News & Media

      Work history

      Currently

      Photographer and Post-Production Manager

      Monkey Business Images

      Jul 2013
      • United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • -5 years shooting in Cape Town, America and Europe whilst being based in Oxfordshire. -Supplying visual content to image agencies such as Getty Images, Shutterstock and RexFeatures with both RF and Editorial content. Maintaining great relationships, negotiating contracts and licensing terms. -Assisting Art Directors on new shoot ideas, adverting trends and market intelligence. Casting models, locations, styling and delivering on budget. -Editing shoots using CaptureOne whilst also managing a team of retouchers, delivering ongoing training, outsourcing work, ensuring visual consistency. -Photographing street style at London, Paris and Seoul fashion week.


      2018

      Apr 2018 - Jul 2018
      • Sydney, Australia
      • Full Time
      • Coordinated delivering briefs for International FMCG brands such as Dove, Simple Cosmetics and Walls. This included facilitating conceptual design, layouts, shoots and artwork using in-house commissioned and contracted design resources. Sourcing and contracting of photography, illustration and other external creative services whilst managing budgets between $1K-$100K with equal professionalism.

      2013

      Marketing Assistant

      The Rank Group

      Feb 2013 - Mar 2013
      • Maidenhead, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Filming/ editing clips and designing posters for design team. Managing social media sites using Sprout software. Writing copy for corporate websites.

      2011

      Content Researcher

      The Guardian News & Media

      Jul 2011 - Aug 2011
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • Logging and transcribing of film clips and proof reading copy. researching current and future projects working with small and large briefs. researching new online media and pitching to the producers.

      Education

      Currently

      BA (Hons) Photography as Documentary

      Nottingham Trent University

      Oct 2009
      • Nottingham, United Kingdom
      • Dissertation: ‘Orientalism: Validity in contemporary photojournalistic images of women’
 Final work selected for exhibition at Free Range exhibition, Truman Brewery, London.