Photo Assistant, Digital Tech
People, Portrait, Architecture, Location Scout, Fashion, Beauty, Reportage, Prod. Assistant, Landscape, Transportation, International Exp.
I am an experienced Lighting Technician and Digitech. I am comfortable in fast-paced environments, complex digital workflows and very used to multi-tasking and last-minute problem solving. I have pro-level knowledge /practical experience with most lighting systems including Profoto, Broncolor, ARRI (Tungsten/HMI), Kinoflo, LED lighting, etc. CAMERA SYTEMS: Sony, Fuji, Panasonic Mirrorless, Nikon & Canon DSLR, PhaseOne Medium Format, etc. Extensive experience with most analog film cameras in all existing formats ranging
from 35mm to 8x10 view. I am well-versed in DLSR and mirrorless camera-based VIDEOGRAPHY (Gimbals, sliders, jibs, hand-held video, etc.)
IMAGING / DIGITAL POST-PRODUCTION / VIDEO EDITING: Capture One Pro (22 and older versions), Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop/Bridge/Lightroom/Final Cut Pro X and various others. I have traveled quite a bit and worked on shoots throughout the U.S. and internationally. I have Dual citizenship (US / Germany)and driver's licenses for both countries.
References as assistant / Career
I'm completely self-taught and worked initially in various professional rental studios in Manhattan which led to a number of freelance assisting jobs with many notable photographers such as Steven Klein, Albert Watson, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Peter Lindbergh, Nadav Kander, Mary-Ellen Mark, Wayne Maser, Mario Sorrenti, Frank Ockenfels III and many others. I was full-time second, then first assistant to Rolling Stone chief photographer, Mark Seliger for 15 months and then full-time first assistant to Annie Leibovitz for 2.5 years. I consider myself adaptable, detail-oriented, punctual, courteous and quiet.
Annie Leibovitz, Photo Assistant, more than 1 year
Mark Seliger, Photo Assistant, more than 1 year
Frank Ockenfels III, Photo Assistant, more than 1 year