- USA, Los Angeles
- Born in:1993
- Assistant since:2020
- Driving licence:Car
- Personal car:personal car available
- Telephone: 8175427742
Photo Assistant, Digital Tech
People, Portrait, Fashion, Beauty, Prod. Assistant, Stillife, Food
Gear I am familiar with:
- Profoto B10
- Westcott FJ400
- Profoto D1/D2
- Canon Mark IV
- Nikon D750
- Lenses: 24-70mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/2.8, 35mm f/1.4, 50mm f/1.4, 90mm 1.8, 100mm 1.8
- Scrims, V-Flats, Flags
- Light modifiers: Grids, beauty dish, barn doors, optical spot, gels, strips, umbrellas, softboxes, snoots
- Gaffers tape, grips, clamps, setting up backdrops and using boom arms for lights on a light stand.
- Photoshop (Exceptional)
- Lightroom (Exceptional)
- Bridge (Intermediate)
- Capture One (Basic Knowledge)
- Premiere Pro (Basic Knowledge)
As far as location scouting goes, the most I have done this for is for my own photos that I shoot. Consists of finding a location that I can photograph at and double-checking if there is a permit needed. Booking models and studio, renting camera equipment from places like BorrowLenses or ShareGrid. Purchasing food for models and photographers and running errands as needed for the photoshoot.
I have not traveled abroad...yet.
I've been shooting as a photographer since 2014 and I have a wide array of styles of shooting that you can see in my
portfolio. I started with photomanipulation in my images to create more Salvador Dali-esque styled photographs, ones that resemble classical paintings with an atmosphere that embodies the romanticism of nineteenth-century artists. My work has been heavily influenced by those who are at the top of this industry but I pride myself in retaining my own artistic signature in my own photographs. My goal in my photos is to not only tell a story but to always look into myself and learn something new.
I also have a great attitude when coming to work and I take critiques and feedback very well. I take initiative to help problem-solve a situation and I'm great when it comes to working in high-stress, fast-paced situations. I've got a knack for light styling on sets and use my creative eye to help design scenes. I'm constantly looking to learn from those who are more experienced than me and I'm always excited about what I can take away from the work that I do on set or behind the scenes.
References as assistant / Career
I have worked as a permanent assistant for an established photographer in Los Angeles. Photographer was Marisa Leigh with her boudoir business "Intimately Yours"
- Photographer's Assistant
- Minor Production Tasks
- Social Media Marketing
- Lighting Set-up
- Building Sets on location
I assisted Bon Appétit Magazine with the June/July issue of their summer magazine for 2022. I've also done various assistant jobs for large scale production studio sets for executives down to intimate one-person professional headshots.
Marisa Leigh, Employed Photo Assistant, more than 1 year
Henry Gross, Digital Photo Tech, more than 1 year