• USA, Los Angeles
  • Born in:1984
  • Assistant since:2011
  • Driving licence:Car
  • Personal car:personal car available
  • Passport:no
  • Languages:English, Spanish

Photo Assistant, Digital Tech

Jonathan Labez

People, Portrait, Architecture, Fashion, Beauty, Prod. Assistant, Stillife, Food, Transportation

Know How:

I learned my chops under Milk Studios and went on to work high end celebrity shoots for Vijat Mohindra. I've taken Digital Transitions Capture One Masters Program and did training under Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Digital Management & Photographic department.

I've built computers since I was 5, I'm in my 30s now, which means I'm insanely

comfortable around tech of any kind. I'm oftentimes the tech other creatives and photographers reach out to to problem solve their issues or figure out lighting.

Gear available for shoots includes:
Maxed out 1tb/16gb 2015 Macbook Pro
24" NEC PA242 Monitor
20" Apple Cinema Display
Profoto 7B
Profoto Acuteb 600
Acute Ring flash/soft dish
Additional modifiers such as Mola Rayo, Magnum, Westcott 7ft parabolic umbrella/sock
C Stands

References as assistant / Career

I've worked shoots on brands the likes of:

TNT Network, Elle Magazine, L’Officiel, Nike, Yahoo! Shine, VSCO, Complex Magazine, Interscope Records, Hautelook/Nordstroms, Art Hearts, The Bond Agency, Maxim France, GQ Mexico, Persona Cosmetics, KKW Cosmetics, Gwen Stefani, House of Harlow by Nichole Richie, Stories by Kelly Osbourne, Nicki Minaj, Paris Hilton, Creative Recreation, Koolaburra footwear, Off Corse Clothing

In my own portfolio, I've contributed countless photos to Art/Culture/Skate brands. I was honored for my accomplishments by ONE Magazine as being 'Photographer of the Year' in 2014.

I recently wrapped a year long workshop in the making, as Event Coordinator Manager and Digital Tech for a photo workshop held by Celebrity Photographer John Russo and Glamour photographer Brian B Hayes.

In parallel with photography, I have 10 years experience in public relations, where I was fortunate to enough to get a unique perspective on an creating and placing an image, start to finish. From working directly with talent, clients, and photographers, to art direction on set, and placement in publications. It's helped give me a tremendous insight into how I can best be a second pair of eyes on set.

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