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Ian Scaramanga

I’ve been lucky enough to have travled extensively as an assistant and have just returned from South Africa where I was working on a Getty shoot with Rob Daly and Chris Newton. I used to work profesionaly with race horses and rode in races over jumps

Arlo Brown

Hi! I’m a freelance photographer and photographer’s assistant with experience of shooting in a variety of genres and contexts.

I’m experienced and capable with both analogue mediums as well as digital, having worked with; Rollei, Mamiya, Pentax, Intrepid, Sinar, Toyo, Olympus, Contax among many others, with formats ranging from 35mm to 10”x12”. This also means that I have extensive darkroom and printing experience as well as experience in processing and scanning.

I have also worked with PhaseOne, Leaf, Canon and Nikon systems. As well as this, I have extensive experience with Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, CaptureOne etc.

I am also capable with lighting (studio as well as field) and have experience with Profoto and Bowens systems as well as Redheads.

As an assistant I have worked mainly in fashion (with Kuba Ryniewicz for Fantastic Man) and in portraiture (with Johannah Churchill).

I speak some Spanish, have a clean driver's license, a car and can drive vans if needed.

Based partly in the North East and the East Midlands, but willing to travel. I can be in London at short notice.

Jack Woodhouse

London based photographer

www.jackwoodhouse.co.uk

6 Years Experience

BECTU Member

Simon Goodwin

Hi,
I have been a freelance first and second assistant and digital operator based in London for over 9 years.
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I have lots of on set experience (primarily stills and increasingly more video) using a variety of cameras, lighting and software.
Canon, Nikon, Hasselblad, Phase One, Mamiya Leaf, Sony, GoPro and Sinar cameras and backs. Also familiar with Arri Alexa Minis and Sony FS7s.
Arri, Bowens, Broncolor, Dedo, Elinchrom, Kino Flo, Profoto and Strobe studio and location lighting.
I am a skilled digi op and retoucher and I’m proficient with Capture One Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom, Camera Raw, Bridge, Phocus, Leaf Capture, Sinar Capture Shop and Wacom and iPad tablets for retouching.
And with every shoot I am getting more familiar with Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Canon EOS Webcam Utility and BlackMagic ATEMs for live streaming directly from stills and motion cameras.
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If needed, I have a MacBook Pro, Canon 5D Mk3 and L series lenses available for hire and am also an experienced second shooter for events or behind the scenes (stills and video).
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• Double jabbed. I also take regular lateral flow and PCR tests and have read the AOP and APA COVID-19 Production guidelines
• Non-smoker
• UK passport
• Full clean UK driving license
• Own car and bicycle
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If you need an assistant for your shoot, or any pre and post production work then get in touch.
M: +447760252772

Thanks

Last updated - 31st August 2021

Ioana Marinca

Hello!

Based in East London, I've been assisting for over year but what I lack in experience I make up in professionalism and fast learning. I had a successful career in technology and finance for 12 years, where I learnt to handle difficult clients and tricky situations.

* Proficient in Adobe Products (Bridge, Photoshop, Lightroom, inDesign), learning CaptureOne.

* I've assisted both in studio and on location using Profoto, Elinchrom, Hensel kits.

* I use both digital kits: Canon 5d iii, Fuji XPro2 and analog: Leica M6, Mamiya 7ii, Nikon FM2 (I develop and print black & white negatives)

* Clean driving license (not a car owner).
* Dual British and Romanian nationalities.
* Fluent in English, Romanian, conversation-level French and Spanish.

Happy to travel for work. Please get in touch!

ioana / Yoyo

Karyn Louise

OVERVIEW

I am a conscientious person who works hard and pays attention to detail. I am adaptable, flexible, quick to pick up new skills and enthusiastic when it comes to learning from others.
I have assisted photographers (and still continue to where I can), I have attended London Fashion Week and London Collections: Men as well as doing my own personal projects. This has given me varied transferable skills and the ability to work with many different types of people. I believe I could fit easily into your team.

Equipment I know:
Nikon, Phase One (Basic), Profoto, Broncolor, Bowens, Elinchrom, Briese (basic), Arri Sky Panel (basic), HMI (Basic use)

Lightroom (90%) | MAC OS (90%)
Capture One (45%) | Photoshop (90%)
Indesign (45% | Social Media (90%)

Photographers I've worked with:

Rob Shepard, Eric Marillier, Jason Yates, Denise Maxwell ,Marcin Leszczynski,
Uzo Oleh, Jayden Tang, Rosella Vannon, Nick Guttridge, Emma Mitchell, Olly Courtney, Alison Jackson

Shoots I've worked on:

Boden, Fabulous Mag, Unpolished Mag, Another Mag, Purple Mag, Volt Mag, Oceanic/Volkan Mag, L'Oreal, Wolford, DJ Tim Green, Notion Mag, Africa Fashion Week, Funk Eye Wear, Asda Christmas Campaign, New Look Christmas Campaign; Zoho Advert, Incesco Campign

Aidan Saunders

Hi!

I am a recent graduate from Nottingham Trent University, who graduated with a 2:1 in BA Photography. I am currently looking for experience with assisting photographers around the London area. I am very flexible with my time, and am keen to expand my knowledge and experience through working with different people in different locations. I currently work as a freelance studio photography assistant for a company but as this is freelance, my time is flexible.

My personal photography work often focuses on the stories and experiences of people captured through photography. My interests and projects lie between the genres of portraiture and fashion, mainly in a studio environment. Often working with 35mm film or digital, I endeavour to create relationships between model and myself to discover experiences conveyed and spoken about through photography. My current project, Breaking the Binary, is a zine which engages with the representation of the trans/non-binary/gender non-conforming community through interviews and capturing personal portraits/fashion imagery. This project has increased its longevity to become a project expanding past University. I endeavour to attend London Fashion Weeks too. I aspire to work within a studio working for an e-commerce brand, taking images for their websites and other sales points. At the moment, I am trying to gain as much experience and knowledge with working within the studio.

My personal work has been exhibited at Backlit Gallery Nottingham, and Breaking the Binary is soon to be exhibited at OFF Bratislava.

I have worked for small fashion brands, small student businesses and a range of other businesses. My clients have booked me for fashion shoots, headshots and personal images too.

Cameras: Nikon & Canon. Digital and 35mm.
Software: Adobe; Lightroom, Photoshop and Indesign. Capture one, MAC & Windows OS, Microsoft; Powerpoint, Excel and Word.
I've worked with: David Baird and Adam Shaw.

I am located mainly in London, and sometimes in the South West (Bath/Bristol), but I am willing to drive.
I hold a full UK driving license, and have a car.
I hold a UK passport too.


Please get in touch to chat about your enquiries!

James Parker

Assistant and Digital Operator since 2015.

Working around the world on productions, with a selection of teams, ranging from large advertising productions, to smaller editorial's. From the moment your job is confirmed, I like to jump in to get a clear idea of who you are, what equipment you work with and the end results that you require.

Grip and camera knowledge is vast and varied, having used the equipment extensively whilst working for a kit rental company in London.

Photographers/Directors assisted include: Greg White, Tim Flach, Sebastien Nevols, Sam Robinson, Greg Funnell, Jon Enoch, Sophia Spring, Nassima Rothacker, to name but a few...



E. james.chris.parker@gmail.com
T. +44 (0) 7429068165

T: +44 (0) 7429068165

E: james.chris.parker@gmail.com

Mark Griffiths

Very experienced in all formats and most kinds of lighting.

Strong retouch, lighting and digital operating skills.

Experienced in studio and on location both in London and abroad.

Full car and motorbike license.

Johnny Burrell

UK based in London & Leeds, but happy to travel. With 8 years experience working as a digi-op & freelance assistant across the world.

I have a broad range of experience working on a variety of different shoots including –

Commercial and Corporate portraits;
Fashion;
Beauty;
Lifestyle;
Advertising;
Automotive.

I am adaptable & competent working in a studio setting or on location with all forms of lighting and camera equipment.

I am confident as a Digi-Op using Capture One - monitoring a tethered shoot, checking exposures, sharpness and organising file structures & backing up. I have also had a lot of experience building and decorating sets, including electrics.

Additionally, I also have 5 years experience producing video content and photo-shoots. I have produced TV commercials & idents for TV and location and for stills; studio shoots for fashion, room sets and interiors.

I have a UK passport and a full, clean UK driving license and have my own car for transportation.

Equipment Used:
Canon professional cameras;
Nikon professional cameras;
Leica S2;
Hasselblads H4D, H5D;
Phaseone XF / 645 medium format;
Sony FS700.

Lighting:
Elinchrom;
Broncolor;
Bowens;
Profoto;
Canon Speedlights;
Dedolight;
Arri Tungsten;
Arri HMIs;
Kino-Flo.

Digital / Post-Production:
Photoshop;
Capture One;
Lightroom;
InDesign;
Chronosync.

Qualifications:
BTEC Level 3 Certificate in 2009;
Masters Degree in Photography 2012;
Prince Project Management;
IOSH Managing Safely (Risk Assessing).

Clients include:
Adidas, Puma, Sony Playstation, Crew Clothing, Henri Lloyd, Channel 4, Waitrose, Guardian Weekend Magazine, Punk Publishing, De Veres, SEAT & Asda.

Bruce Horak

I’ve been working in the photographic industry since 2008. In that time I’ve held both freelance and full time positions as a photo assistant, digital operator, studio manager and production manager. I am a Phase One Certified Professional and equally experienced and capable with lighting and digital work.

Before moving to London in 2015 I was based between South Africa and Germany.
Over the years I have worked on projects across all genres from still life studio shoots to on location outdoor projects in difficult environments. I most enjoy advertising, portraiture, lifestyle, travel and documentary work. I can provide a list of references on request.

This is summary of the equipment I have most experience with:

CAMERA:
Phase One (Certified Professional). Hasselblad. Canon. Nikon. Sony. Mamiya. Pentax

DIGITAL:
Capture One (Certified Professional). Lightroom. Photoshop. Bridge. Mac OS. Wacom graphics tablet

LIGHTING:
Strobe lighting including Profoto. Broncolor. Briese. Elinchrom…
Constant lighting including HMI. Tungsten. Kino flow. LED’s. Dedo light…

EQUIPMENT RENTAL:
I can provide a digital capture location kit including: Macbook Pro Retina. Eizo Monitor. Workcase + Tripod. Hyperjuice Battery. Tether cables. Wacom graphics tablet.
I also have Camera Kit (Nikon D850 + lenses) available.

I believe that doing my job well allows a photographer to put more of their energy into making great pictures while knowing that the technical details and everything outside the viewfinder is taken care of - whether its lighting, digital workflow or logistics. My priority is making sure images are safe and up to standard but thats just where the job starts. I’ve hauled gear up snowy mountains in Switzerland, camping overnight to catch the sunrise. I’ve held back traffic in the hectic streets of Maputo and held onto photographers while they hang out of moving cars descending mountain passes on Mallorca. I’m happy making coffee for clients in studio or making sure everyones getting enough water when its 40C in the Namibian desert. I can handle a 12 x 12 scrim in Cape Town’s fierce south easterly wind or stay up through the night preparing images for a deadline…its all part of the job and with 10 years in the business you can trust me to do it well.

Please feel free to give me call if you'd like to discuss any projects or have any questions

T: +44(0)7481470647

E: brucehorak@hotmail.com

Eryn Baxter

Hi!!
I am a photographer and assistant based in London ready to help whenever and wherever! I have worked previously with well established photographers in and out of studios. I have been doing photography for 7 years and have a Bachelors. My own work consists of portraiture, fashion and beauty mainly analogue based. I am seeking to assist photographers to gain the necessary network and skills to open more opportunities within the Industry.
Experience:
-Cameras: Nikon, Mamiya, Pentax, Canon, Fuji, Polaroid, Bronica, HasslebladX
-Software: Capture One, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Lightroom and Bridge) MAC & Windows OS, Microsoft (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook), Wacom Tablets

Tristan Fennell

Hi, I'm Tristan and been working as an all singing all dancing freelance digital operator and lighting assistant for over 10 years. Just let me know where and when and I am ready to go!

Please visit my blog for recent jobs I have worked on
http://www.tristantheassistant.com


I am an experienced digital operator with Phocus / Capture One Pro, Hasselblad, Phase One, Canon, Nikon, Leaf, Lightroom, Photomechaic, Helicon Focus, comp and retouch on location or in studio with Photoshop. With wireless transmittion of shoots to client monitors and live streaming to off site loactions to comply with current covid AOP / APA guidelines.

I have experience creating lighting plans to references with Profoto, Elinchrom, Breise Flash/Tungsten, Broncolor, HMI, Bowens, Strobe Fish Fry etc in studio or on location using 10/8Kw generators and 32A/16A to 13amp distribution. And more and more these days with continuous lighting such as Sky Panels, HMI, Profoto and LED to accomdate video on stills sets.


Phase One Certified Technician
Profoto Certified Professional
Photographic Techinican Member of BECTU



Shiv Kanagaratnam

Hi there. I'm Shiv, a digital operator and lighting assistant based in London. I've been working within the photography industry since 2008 when I started out at Spring Studios.

Having worked as a digital operator for over 10 years I have extensive experience with Capture One, Phocus, Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Bridge. I frequently work with Hasselblad, Phase One, Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm and Contax cameras.

I often supply and use my own MacBook Pros, Eizo screens, work stations and cabling on Advertising shoots to provide multiple viewing points to aid social distancing and client comfort. This can be wireless or wired and I can tailor the package to your budget and location.

Although I no longer actively retouch, I have in the past retouched campaigns for Ikea and Subway as well as portraits of celebrities and various editorials. On-set comping and rough retouching to show clients quick mock-ups isn’t a problem.

I have experience creating lighting plans from references with flash or continuous lighting using Profoto, Elinchrom, Briese, Broncolor, Strobe, Tungsten, HMI, Kinoflo and LED panels in the studio or on location using generators.

UK passport holder
Photographic Techinican Member of BECTU
Lover of 80s music

T: 07932755466

E: info@digik.co.uk

W: www.digik.co.uk

Valerio Lettieri

Hi, I’m Valerio. I have been working in the photography industry since 2015. Before assisting, I was a retouching teacher at a photography school in London. I started as a studio assistant and then I moved on to first/second assistant as well as digital operator and retoucher. Originally from Italy, I’m now based in south London.

Over the years I have worked with a number of photographers both in Italy and in the UK. I have spent most of my assisting time on location, around Europe and the Middle East. This has given me a deep understanding on how to travel with photographic equipment and how to quickly tackle challenging weather conditions when the team needs to be most efficient.
I have experience shooting in extreme cold / hot environments and also as a second shooter for events.

I’m highly proficient in post production and colour management. I’m accustomed to working fast under tight deadlines and to delivering files for either digital or print use.

Here’s an overview of my skills:
- Camera systems: Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Leica.

- Lighting: Profoto, Elinchrom, Arri, LED’s, Dedo.

- Software and post production: Capture One, Lightroom, Photoshop, Camera RAW, Bridge, Final Cut Pro, Wacom, VR and 360° stills.

- Languages: mother tongue Italian, fluent English, basic French

Equipment available to rent:
- 15-inch MacBook Pro (includes Capture One Pro, Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom)
- 27-inch Benq Monitor
- Datacolor Spyder 5 Pro
- Wacom Intuos Pro Small
- Nikon D800 + lenses
- Leica M240 + lenses
- Hand painted background
- Manfrotto 190 Tripod + 410 Micro-metric geared head
- F&V K4000 SE Daylight LED Panel
- 500W flashes with a wide range of light shapers

Travel:
I hold an Italian passport, a UK driving license and I have my own car and bicycle.
I’m happy to travel/drive anywhere if required.

Bonus:
I play guitar and I’m a very good cook!


Please, get in touch to chat about your specific needs.
References can be provided on request.

Luke Santilli

London based and working as a freelance and assistant for 10 years, have a BA and MA in photography from Newport South Wales. Proficient in: Capture One, Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere Pro.
Have experience as: Runner, Assistant, Digital Operator, Photographer, Videographer, Editor.
Have experience with: Elinchrom, Profoto, Video Lights, Canon, Insta360.

Phase One Certified Professional.
Awards: Magnum IdeasTap Professional Practice 2014

I was in the AOP mentorship scheme and was mentored by Phillip Lee Harvey.

I drive so am able to cover any location or area at any time.

Personal work includes a long-term project on motorsport subcultures which is a work in progress.

Clients include:

Pimlico Plumbers
Linklaters LLP
Pemberton Greenish LLP
Toucari Live
CityStasher
Rocco Buonvino Productions
Firefly Entertainment Ltd
Lumi Entertainment Ltd
Wildlife Heritage Foundation
Owen Harvy Photography
Loki.TV



Robert Chadwick

Worked full time for advertising photographer Jonathan Oakes in Manchester before moving to London.
Now based in Highgate. I Have worked on shoots for magazines including Marie Clair, In Style, Harpers and Queen, Q , and the Times magazine.

Niall Doyle

FREELANCE CREATIVE RETOUCHER - LONDON

COMPUTER SKILLS - MAC USER, PHOTOSHOP, CAPTURE ONE, LIGHTROOM, BRIDGE, PHOCUS, ILLUSTRATOR (BASIC), INDESIGN (BASIC), FINAL CUT PRO (BASIC)


CLIENTS

PUBLICATIONS
BRITISH VOGUE, ELLE, GLAMOUR GERMANY, GQ, INSTYLE, LONDON EVENING STANDARD, MARIE CLAIRE, METRO, REPLICA MAGAZINE, REVUE, SUNDAY LIFE, THE TIMES NEWSPAPER, VOGUE ONLINE, WALL STREET JOURNAL, VANITY FAIR ITALY

CELEBRITIES
ELLIE GOULDING, DAISY RIDLY, KIERNAN SHIPKA, LUI WEN, PHARRELL WILLIAMS, QUINCY JONES, TRACEE ELLISS ROSS,

FASHION & BEAUTY
BIKKEMBERG, CHANEL, CRESTBRIDGE, FERRAGAMO, HOUSE OF HOLLAND, NET-A-PORTER, SANDRO, PAM WEINSTOCK, SUPERDRY, TOMMY HILFIGER

COSMETICS & PRODUCTS
BOOTS, BOOTS OPTICIANS, CHANEL, NO7, SIMPLE, UNILEVER, WILKOS

FOOD & DRINK
BLACK & WHITE WHISKY, DIAGEO, JOHNNIE WALKER WHISKY, MONTE ROSSO, SAINSBURYS, TESCO

HOME & LIFESTYLE
ARGOS, ASDA, DREAMS, DUNELM, HASBRO, CHICKEN SHED, HABITAT, HOMEBASE,
HOWDEN, JYSK, KINGFISHER, LITTLE GREEN SHEEP, SAINSBURYS, SNUZ, TESCO
WILKOS

HOLLYWOOD MOVIES
THE RHYTHM SECTION (2019)
STAR WARS EPISODE VII (2015)

BIPP MIDLANDS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2015
HASSELBLAD MASTERS FINALIST 2016

Celso Marrero

Hi,
My name is Celso Marrero, and I am an experienced first assistant who has familiarity working on still life, fashion and lifestyle photoshoots. Either be in a studio with a large crew or in a remote location with extreme weather conditions, I'll always offer my skills to help ensure the best possible outcome with a smile and a positive attitude.

I am versatile and a quick learner, with a keen eye for details. I speak and write fluently in English, Spanish and Italian, and I can have conversations about any topic. In addition, I have good taste in music and a wide range of playlist.
European passport and drive licence allow me to drive and work in Europe and the UK.

When I am not assisting, I work as a freelance photographer. I typically shoot Still Life, Food and Drinks, Fashion and E-commerce photography. Here I acquired strong lighting skills and good photography knowledge.
I also learnt when is the right time to step in and provide suggestions to improve the photoshoot and when to stay in my place.
For this reasons, I believe I am the right guy to have on set all the time :)

Software: Capture One, Photoshop, Bridge, Helicon Focus
Lighting: Profoto, Elinchrom, Godox, Bowens
Cameras: Nikon, Canon, Phase One
Equipment available to rent:
MacBook Pro 16 64Gb Ram
Cameras: Nikon d850 - Nikon d750
Lenses: Nikon 24-70 2.8 VR - Nikon 35mm 1.4 - Nikon 85mm 1.4 - Nikon macro 105 2.8 VR

Ed Brydon

Hi!

I am a documentary and editorial photographer based near Farnham, Surrey, less than one hour outside London. When possible, I also travel regularly to North Wales and other areas of the. I lived in New York for 15 years before returning to the UK in 2018.

In 2017 my ongoing project on people of North Welsh heritage in the northeast US was exhibited at Northern Eye Festival. It was subsequently awarded a commission from the Welsh Parliament in 2019 for exhibition around Wales in 2019-20.

Selected clients & features include: HSBC, Sterling Publishing, The Pirbright Institute, The Western Mail, The Western People, Documenting Britain, Stellazine, Rear Curtain, Pictory.

Prior to launching my freelance photography career, I was a research scientist (virology) and science communication professional for academic research institutions and a medical school in the US and UK.

I’m an enthusiastic, professional, curious and a fast learner, which is helping build up my experience after beginning to assist in the last year. I have found that my Ph.D., training and the specialist knowledge I have in science and medicine gives credibility and an ability to pick up on technical scientific language that puts scientists at ease when I'm talking to and photographing them. Having been on the communications and marketing side I have experience of the requirements and pressures communications, media and marketing teams have when commissioning work, which enables me to understand their needs and communicate calmly and clearly with them. I also apply these skills in non-scientific or medical disciplines and situations.

I am a user of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop and am currently learning CaptureOne and PhotoMechanic.

I've assisted in studio with photographers using PhaseOne, Profoto and Elinchrom kits.

I use both digital and film kits.
Digital: Current - Fujifilm X, prior experience of Canon 5D II
Film: Leica M6TTL, Hasselbad Xpan, Yashica 635 TLR. I develop and print my own black & white negatives.

British national (and passport)
Clean driving license (own a car).

Happy to travel for work. Please get in touch! Best wishes, and take care,

Ed

Conrad Ohnuki

Before photography I worked with explosives across the world, so I'm very good at keeping calm.

Freelance lighting assistant and Digi-op based in Manchester. 

Ex Big Sky Studios Lighting department. Experienced operating and troubling-shooting all the usual still and video lighting equipment: Profoto, Broncolour, Arri Tungsten and HMI. In depth knowledge of some of the more specialised lights and modifiers such as the full range of Briese including the T4 continuous system.

Capture One, Photoshop and ChronoSync. 

Full, clean driving licence. Colorama compatible estate car.

Bright orange Peli case full of the stuff you might have forgotten.

Tall and skinny so can reach things and get in awkward places. 

Also Australian.

Tom Hanslien

Based in Woolwich, Greenwich, I am a professional photographer working closely with large and small businesses in London and further afield. I am here to help if you are planning a photo shoot – whether large or small - to promote your brand, service or product. It could be for the purpose of advertising, a catalogue or maybe for your company website.

I am always at hand dedicated to fulfil any brief you may have, whether it is lifestyle, advertising or corporate events photography.
Over the years I have developed a problem-solving approach, a very keen eye, and an excellent understanding of composition. This, coupled with an in-depth knowledge of post production, and the following process of design and artwork, ensures that I can exceed any expectations. I also always pride myself in delivering a finished product on schedule and on budget.

One of my big passions is my love of travel, and to share my experiences through my images. This does not only take me around the world – with many great new images as a result - but it is also a continuing source of inspiration which influences and feeds my enthusiasm for photography.


Post Production:

With many years experience of high-end retouching I am able to take control of the post production of my images if this is required. The advantage of this is that my style and quality control can be consistent throughout the whole process and I can deliver a truly finished product. Some examples of previous post production projects can be seen at my DigiSurgeon website.

Ira Giorgetti

⇢ Delivering COVID-compliant photography solutions to resilient creatives, producers, creative directors, marketers, and art directors working through the complications of coronavirus and the “new normal” ⇠

I help creatives, producers, marketers, art directors, and photographic agents deliver spectacularly on their briefs and smash their client’s campaign targets by providing expert and agile end-to-end platform-specific stills photography and production services.

I take the stress and headache out of photographic production by consistently delivering irresistibly beautiful and effective imagery under minimal supervision with creative flair, big-picture insights, and years of experience across multiple verticals.

Specialties include fashion photography, lifestyle photography, portrait photography, e-commerce photography, and still life photography for advertising, digital, social, and editorial.



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