Sara Palmroos
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Sara Palmroos

Studio Supervisor / Photography AssistantLondon, United Kingdom
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Sara Palmroos
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Sara Palmroos

Studio Supervisor / Photography AssistantLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Finnish born portrait photographer based in London, UK. Experienced in studio assisting and managing.++++++
Projects
  • What you find
    What you findThis project is very different from what kind of work I usually do but I remember having a lot of fun with this one. I've always had little OCD tendencies and like things in even numbers and arranged neatly and tidy. This is where the idea for this project came from. I chose three different areas around London and collected random items I found on the street that quite frankly, rubbish. Next, I went to a studio and arranged these items from the areas neatly into a square space to present thes
  • ISKRA
    ISKRAIn this project I documented the life of my close friend and muse Iskra. I started photographing her everyday life when she was a recent International Relations graduate without a permanent address and in danger of being forced to return to her home country Macedonia. I ended the project with her living with her parter and having a stable job that allowed her to stay in the UK. Photographed on b&w medium format film using Mamiya RZ67 ProII
Work history
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    Studio AssistantSeventy7 Group
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    - Enhanced productivity by rearranging equipment rooms and set built areas. - Liaising with the studio manager regarding administrative tasks, as well as, equipment maintenance, repairs and stock orders. - Aiding productions to save time and keep within budget by building and painting sets for shoots, as well as providing ad-hoc support on daily basis. - Providing backup support to receptionist and wider studio teams when needed.
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    SupervisorThe Original packshot company
     - Carol St, Camden Town, London NW1 0HT, UKFull Time
    - Successfully managing reception and freelance assisting team. Planned and prepared work schedules, assigning employees to specific tasks as well as reduced freelance costings by roughly 2500/pcm or 30000/annum. - Created an assistant training manual from scratch and held training sessions. - Responsible for ensuring the smooth day to day running of the office, while providing meticulous support to the senior management teams and accounts. - Taking initiative to effectively support the production team in tasks such as recreating plans for studio layouts, researching and sourcing materials and props as well as responding to request from clients. - Demonstrated excellent administrative responsibilities, organizing travel and accommodation, preparing meetings and taking minutes, maintaining files, creating reports, inputting and managing data as well as stock management. - Responsible for the company credit card and petty cash usage. Writing daily and monthly reports to support the accounting team.
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Skills
  • Photography
  • Photoshop
  • Portrait Photography
  • Studio Lighting
  • Studio Assistance
  • Film Camera
  • Film Development
  • Lighting
  • 35mm Film Photography
  • 120 Film
Education
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    BA Photography DegreeMiddlesex University
     - London, United Kingdom
    Setting up and exhibiting five prints of my Iskra project in the Degree show in Old Truman Brewery in June 2017. Part of Identity exhibition at Four Corners Gallery in 2016
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    BA Media-assistant - PhotographyHelsinki City College of Technology
     - Helsinki, Finland
    Media-assistant studies, majoring in Photography. Received a stipend for general studies