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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsPhotographer - Journalist - Art Director


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About me

Picture editor with a broad range of experience, from online to magazine and book publishing, social media platforms and video. Sourcing imagery from a wide range of diverse sources, arranging partnerships and commissioning new photography. Negotiating fees, managing budgets, assistants and training freelancers and other staff. Part-time teacher of a picture editing course at The London School of Publishing. Commissioned and art directed magazine cover shoots. Managed on-site photograph, video and publications at Glastonbury Festival 2015 and the ELLE Style Awards. Managed all photography for several fashion months while at ELLE and Vogue. Former published photographer with an in-depth technical understanding and historical love for the medium. Previously Sam Taylor-Wood's 1st Photographic Assistant, working closely with Sam art directing, producing and during shoots involving Kate Moss and Chanel. Managed all photographic-related processes and materials in her studio, including equipment and her archive. Liaised regularly with her galley, White Cube, her publisher, Steidl, and various clients.


  • Visual Arts
  • Picture Editing
  • Online
  • Print
  • Excel
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Word
  • Cms
  • Shoot art Direction
  • Picture Research
  • Picture Editor
  • Picture Researcher
  • Retouching
  • Photography
  • Social Media

Work history


Picture Editor

Soho House & Co

May 2016
  • Full Time


Picture Editor

British Vogue

Sep 2015 - May 2016
  • Full Time


Freelance Picture Editor

Tim Knowles Freelance

Jun 2014 - Sep 2015
  • Freelance
  • Elle, Vogue, NME, Tatler, GQ, Glamour, Red and Harpers Bazaar, amongst others, both online and print. Taught Picture Editing course at London School of Publishing


Acting Picture Editor

Red Magazine

Apr 2013 - Jun 2014
  • Full Time


Acting Picture Editor


Apr 2012 - Apr 2013
  • Full Time


Deputy Picture Editor


Apr 2011 - Mar 2012
  • Full Time



Philosophy and Bible Studies

The University of Sheffield

Sep 1998 - Jun 2001
  • Phiosophy and Bible Studies