EDUCATION

2005-2008 BA (Hons) Photography First Class, Southampton Solent University.

Units studied : Media and Image Culture, Social, Historical and Cultural awareness, Photographic History, Studio Practice, Digital Video, Technical and conceptual skills. 5000 word Final Year Dissertation ‘The fabricated reality of Celebrity and its effect on Audience’.

2002-2004 A Level Photography (B), Drama &Theatre Studies (C), Communication Studies (C), AS Level English Language & Literature studies (C)

Cricklade College, Andover

1997-2002 11GCSEs grades A* - C including English (A*), Geography (A), Maths (B).

Stonehenge School, Amesbury.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2005- Present Freelance Photographer. I have been a freelance photographer for 5 years having completed various weddings, portrait sessions, and publicity shoots for businesses in the Wiltshire area.

December 2009 Picture Researcher, GQ, Vogue House, London. Worked within a budget to organise shoots and negotiate image use. Assisted on shoots including a shoot with the British Fashion Council. Supported picture desk team in productive running of a busy editorial office.

July- Sept 2009 Picture Researcher, More! Magazine, London. Conducted image research using various agencies. Corresponded with agencies on image availability and use. Arranged props for shoots and organised press loans using various company contacts. Researched and arranged locations for shoots. Completed magazine mark-ups as well and planning couriers for shoots. Assisted on various photo shoots.

EXHIBITIONS

2010 ‘Making: A View of Contemporary Print’ A collaboration of various artists. Exhibited collection of prints ‘Mat & Myself’ 2008. Black Swan Art Gallery in Frome.

2008 ‘A little Beyond Completeness’ Final Year Photography Exhibition. Exhibited DVD installation ‘My Undisclosed Truth’ 2009. Awarded a First Class grade, Southampton Solent University.

2006 ‘TOAST’ A collaboration of first year photography projects. Exhibited print ‘Conversation’ 2009. Awarded a First Class grade, Southampton Solent University.

AQUIRED SKILLS

* Adobe Photoshop & Final Cut Pro
* Extensive dark room experience both BW and Colour printing.
* Studio and location shoot experience.
* 35mm SLR, DSLR, Medium format, & 5 x 4 cameras
* Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint.
* Developed skills in using both Macs and PCs.
* BW negative developing.
* Flexcolour scanning