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  • USA, Los Angeles
  • Born in:1986
  • Assistant since:2013
  • Driving licence:Car
  • Personal car:personal car available
  • Passport:no
  • Languages:English, Russian

Photo Assistant, Digital Tech

Toma Kostygina

People, Portrait, Architecture, Location Scout, Fashion, Beauty, Reportage, Prod. Assistant, Stillife, Food, Landscape, Transportation, International Exp.

Know How:

Phase One Certified November 206

Also worked with
H2, H4X, H5X
Mamiya RZ67, Hasselblad 500 series V mount;
Canons & Nikons.

Specializing in tethered capture. Own a fast MacBook Pro with licensed Capture One, Photoshop and Lightroom CC, 27" PA NEC monitor with some tether cords.

Related skills:
Photoshop re-touching/compositing (advanced), Lightroom (advanced), Capture One (fluent).

I worked with both packs

and moonlights, ProFotos (8a, B4),Dyno Lights (MP 400), Speedotron (2405cx), alien bees/einsteins, elinchrom ranger kit.

For personal assignments did a lot of production work.

Background:
Kids Art School (all kinds of painting, paper mache, applied arts especially for theater and stage, sculpture, linocut, sketching).

Kids dance school (classic ballet, aerobics).

Past hobbies - weightlifting, bodybuilding.

Reliable and responsible!

References as assistant / Career

April 2015 - current - Freelancer at Milk Studios, Digital department - preparing digital capture gear for rentals.

March 2015 - current - FD Photo Studio - General Manager - everything from maintenance to setting up lights for a client
www.fdphotostudio.com

December 2014 - January 2015 - Michel Comte - assistant http://www.michelcomte.org

Santa Monica College, photography department, completing the program spring 2015 (http://www2.smc.edu/photo/people.html), references - Ford Lowcock, Craig Mohr, Josh Sanseri.

August - October 2014 - Intern for David LaChapelle Studios in Los Angeles (http://www.lachapellestudio.com)

October 2014 - Hugh Kretchmer http://www.hughkretschmer.net
assisting, shooting behind the scenes, doing office work, on a needed basis.

Worked as a staff night club photographer for EOS Lounge in Santa Barbara, CA

Worked for DNA Imagery as a night life/event photographer (http://www.dnaimagery.com)

Was an event photographer for Downtown LA ArtWalk.


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