YI CHEN

First Assistant for Photographer

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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About me

 

I have been in the photographic assisting capacity for 5 years and that I have worked with high-profile photographers, like Miles Aldridge, Benjamin Alexander Huseby and Giampaolo Sgura. In addition, I have worked as the First Assistant for Mr. John Paul Pietrus the last two years. Through my experience working closely to the photographers, I have gained much hand-on experience and my knowledge of this industry has kept updating. Regarding to producing, the photographer, Mr. John Paul Pietrus particularly gives me much more room to get involved in the process of making a photographic assignment happen. That is, I have learned from him how to manage the budget, how to get a team together and how to communicate with client on set. Furthermore, how a photographer achieves certain level with the balance of taking editorial and commercial works. In addition to my working experience, I also possess strong personally skill and consider myself very attentive, friendly and reliable, which I believe, are great attributes to any teams.

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Advertising
  • Visual Arts
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Swimming
  • Capture One Pro
  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese Native Speaker

Work history

Currently

Photographic Assistant

Freelance

May 2010
  • - Participate on more then 200 photographic assignments - Freelance assisting for high-profiled photographers - First assistant for Mr. John Paul Pietrus since 2013

Currently

Photographer

Freelance

Nov 2013
  • - Contributor of 7th Man, Fucking Young and other publishing - Develop a list of contact and arrange meeting with potential clients - Maintain and update portfolio and website

2010

Photographic Studio Runner

Spring Studio

Aug 2009 - May 2010
  • - Assist both production and photographic Team - Understand different types of studio link to different kinds of light source - Develop general guideline of London photography industry

2009

Lighting Technician

Freelance

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009
  • - Participate in the production of student graduate film project and music video

2009

Sales Assistant

Selfridges

Dec 2008 - Jun 2009
  • - !00% customer satisfaction rewarded by Selfridges - Work in cross-cultural environment - Develop general guideline for customer shopping behaviour

Education

2008

Design

Brunel University

Aug 2007 - Nov 2008
  • Modules Studied Include: Branding Strategy studies, Design Management and Marketing,Design Creative and Innovation, Design Future

Awards

2008

BEST PRODUCER

  • Graduate project of London Film Academy

2005

Best New Product Development

  • Best New Product Development of Quanta Computer Company