Photographic art director based in London and working globally with an international community of creators. Here are a few of the shoots I've been on set art directing. Please feel free to get in touch if you have an questions...Locked Pro Plan feature
Managing a personal roster of over 150 international contributors (both footage and stills). Providing creative guidance and art direction to the roster both long-arm and on set. Running the annual Milan contributor event, presenting and engaging with attendees. Developing social media engagement with contributors, clients and wider creative community. Identifying creative trends and sales patterns to aid the creative strategy of the portfolio. Guidance to creative teams on legal requirements for imagery and footage. Maintaining consistence across the contributor community. Reviewing all new contributors approaching Image Source, providing feedback and educating potential signers on the industry and our requirements. Developing workflows and identifying latest technology that can benefit the creative team and wider business.
Clear creative guidance on trends and imagery needs. Providing art direction to the roster. Being a key part of the creative team and being involved in regular brainstorm sessions to maintain a constant flow of conceptual shoot ideas. Sourcing and recruiting new contributors with an emphasis on developing the roster. Provide legal advice on the acceptability of imagery to the creative and content teams. Key contact to all Spanish and Italian contributors and providing personal contact through the annual Milan workshop event. Providing technical support with IT systems to the creative team.
Maintaining a global roster of photographers. Editing submissions from my roster and providing clear feedback. Providing art direction to the roster. Sourcing and recruiting new contributors with a specific focus on niche subjects and needed contributor regions. Managing all submissions and workflow to The Agency Collection, including relevant relationships with key contacts at Getty Images and iStockphoto. Provide legal advice on the acceptability of imagery to the creative and content teams. Looking after the monthly contributor and distributor newsletters.
Managing the archive team and all content within the digital and physical archives. Maintaining and updating the website (www.rankin.co.uk) and linked FTP server. Editing and syndication of selected content via Trunk Archive. Updating and liaising with UK, European and US agents. Responding to all content requests from clients and for internal use. Assisting with PR and Press.
Editing submissions via FTP services using photoshop and photo-mechanic. Briefing and long-arm art direction for assigned roster. Curating from a regional (EMEA) pool of contributors for all Getty creative collections. Billing placement fees for paid submissions using CRM.