Profile

Freelance photographer with strong experience in computer applications for studio & office complemented by knowledge of daily office management and experience with commercial photo shoots.

 

Experience

Creative Director, Zoa Chimerum Jewelry, New York, NY — Summer 2012 - Current

Creative troubleshooting and providing elegant solutions to running an art jewelry business.

  • Produced and edited fashion editorials and product shots for publication as primary photographer for Zoa Chimerum Jewelry.
  • Coordinated scheduling models, make up artists, secondary photographers, stylists and secured locations and props.
  • Researched past/current fashion trends and assisted in developing successful new designs and styles for market growth. 
  • Maintained social media accounts for targeted campaigns and new product testing, created content to gain followers.

Studio Assistant, Gray Scott Studio, New York, NY — Summer 2008 - Winter 2012

Trained in office and commercial photography demands of a fashion photography studio.

  • Attended photo shoots and tended to the needs of the photographer, staff, and clients.
  • Assisted the Studio Manager in maintaining and organizing a digital and printed photo archive and print media collection.
  • Updated and researched client contact database, tracked project budgets in FileMakerPro.
  • Helped research art history and pop culture for story ideas and visual inspiration for projects as instructed by the Art Director.

Intern, International Center of Photography, New York, NY — Fall/Winter 2006

Provided services to students and guest lecturers and standardized internal processes.

  • Documented student and class registration processes and created a handbook used by interns and staff.
  • Maintained student files and databases for courses and mailing lists; analyzed class roster data and validated student schedules.
  • Mentored new interns.
  • Processed bills and invoices, purchased supplies; acted as liaison to Finance Department.
  • Assisted in the daily operation of the Education office, answered phone inquiries and correspondence; processed outgoing mail.

 

Education

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY — On-Camera Flash Lighting, Fall 2013

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA — BFA in Photography with Honors, 2005

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA — Consortium classes, 2003-2005

Boston Latin School, Boston, MA — HS, 2001

 

Exhibitions and Awards

Honan-Allston Library Art Gallery, Boston, MA — Freedom, group exhibition, 2016

Harvard University’s Harvard Allston Education Portal, Boston, MA — Epic, group exhibition, 2014

Massachusetts College of Art & Design Auction, Boston, MA — 2013, 2012, 2005

Massachusetts College of Art & Design Grad Auction, Boston, MA — 2012

Project Parlor, Brooklyn, NY — Unnaturalize (Solo Show), 2012

Panopticon Gallery, Boston, MA — Instant Connections: Polaroid themed group exhibition, 2011

Chashama Gallery, New York, NY — Suckers and Biters group exhibition, 2008

Photoworkshop.com Digital Imaging Competition, Honorable Mention 2006

 

Skills

  • Technical agility in both Windows & Macintosh Systems.
  • Applications: Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Microsoft Office, monitor color correction, FTP programs, iLife, iWork, Bento; knowledge of Aperture, Adobe Illustrator, Dreamweaver, WordPress, FileMakerPro, InDesign, Flash MX & basic actionscripts. Some experience with Final Cut Pro.
  • Digital photography processing/editing and printing.
  • Black/white and color film processing and printing.
  • 4x5, 2 1/4, 35mm film cameras.
  • Event / Art Documentation photography.
  • Alternative photography processes (tintypes, cyanotypes, vandyke brown.)
  • Art education, grades 6-12.

 

References

Gray Scott Photography, New York, NY

Abelardo Morell (Photographer), Boston, MA

International Center of Photography, New York, NY

Contact information available upon request.