Sam Jones

Photographer art director

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
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Projects

  • Photographer art director
  • Photographer art director
  • Photographer art director
  • Photographer art director

About me

Still life photographer based in North London, specialising in jewellery food and beauty www.samanthajwebb.com A little about me: I have a passion for jewellery, cookery, photography and Tae kwonDo. I run my own dog blog showing dog owners the best places to hang out in London.

Skills

  • Photography
  • Fashion Photography
  • Studio Lighting
  • Photoshop
  • Capture One Pro
  • Lighting

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Yoox Net a Porter Group

    Yoox Net a Porter Group

    • Fashion and Textiles
  • River island

    River island

    • Fashion and Textiles
  • Amazon

    Amazon

    • Technology
  • S

    Self Employed

    Work history

    Currently

    Photographer

    Self Employed

    May 2019
    • Hatton Garden, London EC1N, UK
    • Freelance
    • Freelance jewellery and watch photographer at Hatton garden studios

    Currently

    Photographer

    Amazon

    Apr 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Photography for jewellery, watches and still life eccomerce product for Amazon UK

    2018

    photographer / videographer

    escentual

    Aug 2018 - Oct 2018
    • Cardiff, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • • Managing all aspects of photography for the business. • Producing a photography roadmap in line with the CEO and creative directors plans. • Working directly with the creative director and reporting to the CEO. • Establishing a working calendar in line with publication, live launches and other teams responsibilities. • Also working as a part of a collaboration with the in house editors, PR team and bloggers to create coherent imagery in line with copywriting. • Establishing a budget for ordering equipment to set up a fully operational photographic studio, also formulating a monthly studio budget. • Ordering, planning and building a photographic studio for advertorials, with space in mind for growth to product imagery and video. • Researching and testing for a proposal of product imagery. • Setting up creative and trade meetings to implement strategies and forward planning in terms of campaigns and imagery. • Producing and editing imagery for advertorials, the companies blog and social media. • Setting up an efficient archive for imagery on the companies server. • Establishing working with SKU’s and campaign ID’s to create a smooth archive of imagery. • Working with other teams to produce a working sheet providing sources of information from production to finding imagery. • Working closely with the analytical aspects and auditing imagery accordingly. • Researching and testing video and more interactive imagery.

    2018

    Mar 2016 - May 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Point of contact for the accessories area in the UK photographic team. • Creating and hosting monthly accessories meetings for the photography team. • Researching, testing and putting together a proposal for an improved way of photographing Spherical jewellery pieces, a process which no company has successfully communicated at present. • Hosting numerous workshops for photographers to gain skills and enforce a standardisation of high quality imagery across the website. • Forming a connection with external events, particularly phase one to gain more knowledge on the camera and software. I secured a day for a representative to come into the studio assess our workflow and demonstrate useful timesaving and work enhancing features. • Coordinating with the US accessories team to create a new accessories style guide, reshooting product and having regular update meetings. • Photographing fine watches, fine jewellery, beauty, model sets, still life and social media briefs. • Checking accessories contact sheets and providing necessary feedback for improvement and encouragement. • Working with a team of retouchers to roll out a buddy system, allowing both teams to understand each others workflow and gain new skills in a particular area, allowing both teams to collaborate more frequently and with ease. • Working on improving the way of photographing jewellery through testing and providing workshops to team members, this enabled many to gain new skills and enhance a way of working. • Conducting and presenting competitor research for NAP model meetings to engage in discussion and inspiration for future testing. • Training Freelancers and new starters on Accessories and model sets. • Providing training for junior members on the more skilled areas such as fine jewellery, watches and beauty. • Point of contact for Demi fine jewellery still life area, which involved creating guides, workshops and coordinating with the wider business for consistency. • Consistently achieving high numbers across all sets and a low number of reshoots, and a request for alternative imagery on sessions. • Working on a ‘how to guide’ for photographing certain products on accessories, Such as sunglasses, jewellery, specific materials and how to make the most of equipment. • Working on a way of making photographing overhead product easier. • Producing high quality imagery for the social media channels and lifestyle imagery across Net A Porter and the Outnet • Set short and long term objectives both personal and for the business. • Working with site specific softwares such as Fulcrum, PID Butler and JIRA to manage admin. • Using layers and mark ups on Photoshop to communicate effectively with retouchers. • Selecting and producing a handover for all my responsibilities to ensure the high standards and learning continue.

    2016

    Product co ordinator

    River island

    Dec 2014 - Mar 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time

    2016

    Studio assistant

    River island

    Dec 2014 - Mar 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time

    Education

    Currently

    BA(Hons) Photographic Art

    The University of Wales, Newport

    Oct 2010
    • Newport, United Kingdom