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  • USA, New York City
  • Born in:1990
  • Assistant since:2016
  • Driving licence:Car
  • Personal car:personal car available
  • Passport:yes
  • Languages:English

Photo Assistant, Digital Tech

Mohammed Merchant

People, Portrait, Fashion, Beauty, Stillife, Food

Know How:

I am familiar with all Canon and Nikon cameras.
I also shoot film 35mm so do have basic no hows of using a film camera, changing film stock, unwinding, etc
I have used and familiar with Profoto lights and packs, alienbees, a little bit of Broncolor packs and mono lights.
I know how to set up and break Briese Lights continuous and flash. Also, have knowledge and experience with setting up and testing Arri, Kino

Flo, Lowe DP, etc.

I would love to get more knowledge and experience in production and location scouting which enhances my knowledge and potential.
Im a hard working person and even though i dont have much experience, i give it my all to make sure the given task is complete.
I work at an art and fashion studio in EQ and completing the job on time, before time is something i do everyday.

References as assistant / Career

I currently work at Pier 59 studios in NYC since September 2016 in the EQ department where we build, break and reset studios, client services and setting up and breaking down lights such as Briese, Arri, Broncolor, etc.
I have a Bachelors in Advertising and currently completing an online course called Mastered for Photographers which is based out of London.
I have interned at a Photo Studio called Studios LIC where i learned about EQ, customer service, a little bit of studio management, etc.
I have never worked as a permanent assistant but, assisted a few fashion and editorial photographers such as Hao Zeng, Hunter & Gatti, Sebastian Sabal Bruce, Marco Glaviano, Casey Showwalter(DOP), etc.
I have worked as a Lighting Tech/Assistant, Photo Assistant, Gaffer, etc.

Hao Zeng, Photo Assistant, 1-5 jobs
Sebastian Sabal Bruce, Photo Assistant, 1-5 jobs
Andrew Day, Photo Assistant


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