• USA, New York City
  • Born in:1994
  • Assistant since:2016
  • Driving licence:Car
  • Personal car:no personal car
  • Passport:yes
  • Languages:English

Photo Assistant

Nikolai Hagen

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

Know How:

Studio setup & lighting

Profoto, Broncolor, Aperture lighting systems

Nikon, Canon, Sony digital

Mamiya, Pentax, Nikon, Canon film


Capture (Capture One / Lightroom)

Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge, Premiere Pro, Illustrator

Capture One, Capture Shop

References as assistant / Career

BA in Communication Arts with emphasis on radio, tv, film from UW-Madison May 2019 (full tuition arts scholar)
AA in Commercial Photography from Madison College May 2016

I am a very thoughtful, reliable, and driven person who has experience working in fast-paced studio and on-location environments. I have assisted commercial photographers throughout my time going to school.

Since graduating in May 2019, I have worked as a freelance photo assistant in the Lands' End photo studio in Wisconsin during their peak season (June 19-September 19). I also worked as a freelance photo retoucher for Shopbop during their peak season (Oct 19-Dec 19). Additionally, I was the staff photographer for August Shop (streetwear store in Madison, WI) from August 2017-February 2020 before moving to Brooklyn in March 2020.

*Most recent experience as of October 2020*
-full time studio assistant at Pier59 Studios in NYC
-photo assisted Harper's Bazaar Dec2020/Jan2021 issue shoot for photographer Philip-Daniel Ducasse

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