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  • USA, Los Angeles
  • Born in:1988
  • Assistant since:2010
  • Driving licence:Car
  • Personal car:personal car available
  • Passport:yes
  • Languages:English, Spanish

Photo Assistant

Jonas Nakas

People, Portrait, Fashion, Beauty, Reportage, Prod. Assistant, International Exp.

Know How:

Proficient with Profoto systems. Skillful improvised light-sculpting.
Photoshop Expert.
Great with customer service/managing talent (especially children and adults who

act like children)
High IQ problem-solving skills.
6'3 and able-bodied.

For my home studio I use two Bowens 400W/s Monolights.

References as assistant / Career

I graduated with a BFA in Art Photography from California State University, Long Beach in 2011, with a 3.83 GPA.

I Interned as a Photo Assistant at Surfer Magazine in 2010 for JP Van Swae.

After School I worked for a Non-profit called Venice Arts, where I instructed digital photography classes for low-income youth.

Production artist for the Fox Sports website, creating photo-based web content, including composite images, and galleries.

Studio manager of 5200 Venice Studios in L.A. Where we booked high-profile commercial and editorial photo/video shoots for clients like W Magazine, Playboy, and others.

The only unprofessional thing I've done on a shoot was give a fanboy letter to my celebrity crush, Amy Adams (could you blame me though?)

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