Freelance Picture Editor/Art Buyer/Photo Producer with over 10 years experience across award-winning campaigns, editorial, film and digital. Adept at all aspects of the role, from picture research, picture editing, commissioning and copyright management to coordinating and assisting in the production of complex international shoots and small video/film projects. Experience of working and dealing with budgets ranging from £10,000 (Editorial shoots) up to £250,000 (Commercial shoots). Extensive worldwide contacts list of agencies, vendors and photographers, including portraiture, reportage, travel and lifestyle. Specific experience across premium luxury brands, fashion, retail, alcohol and automotive.
PC/MAC Operator (MS Office, Adobe CS), Solid experience of commissioning, coordinating and producing global photo shoots., Video/film production., Veritable knowledge and extensive worldwide contacts list of portrait, reportage, travel and lifestyle photographers., Creative passion and confident expressing a creative opinion., Strong negotiation skills and ability to develop strong relationships., Flexible and enthusiastic team player with excellent communication, organisation and people skills., Ability to anticipate and proactively manage projects., Analytical and numerical.
Art Buyer/Creative Producer - STORY WORLDWIDE, March 2008 - November 2012, - Source, commission and coordinate photographers, illustrators and filmmakers for client projects., - Manage and organise all visual content for print and digital projects including all work on digital magazine apps and video/film content., - Shoot production (organising locations, logistics, props, stylists, retouching, casting and models)., - Manage the administration and costs for the department and photo shoot productions, keep up to date records of all usage rights, raise all purchase orders and process all invoices., - Oversee all production, delivery and negotiate budgets and usage rights as required by our clients on specific projects., - Arrange meetings with photographers and agents to review portfolios., - Originate ideas by presenting and suggesting photographers for specific projects, client meetings and all new business pitches., - In-house staff photographer and videographer., Picture Editor - PUBLICIS BLUEPRINT, August 2006 - March 2008, - Sourcing, commissioning and coordinating photographers., - Managing and organising all visual content for print and digital projects., - Assisting the Art Directors on all production aspects of photographic shoots., - Negotiating all picture rates with libraries and clearing all the licences and rights required by the clients., - Managing all picture desk administration and photography budgets, raising purchase orders and processing invoices., Editorial Executive - MAGNUM PHOTOS, September 2004 - August 2006, - Building and developing relationships with new and existing editorial and publishing clients to better understand the business opportunities with them and grow sales., - Promoting the work of Magnum photographers, the Magnum Archive and the services that Magnum offers., - Fulfilling requests from editorial and publishing clients, fee negotiations, provision of images and stories through to final invoicing., - Assisting photographers with administrative tasks relating to editorial assignments., - Supporting colleagues and photographers with photo editing and sales presentations., - Assisting colleagues in corporate and advertising departments with relevant information about current editorial activities.
8 Magazine, Asda, Bentalls, Bluewater, Daily Telegraph, Debenhams, Finlandia (Brown-Forman), FT Magazine, Guy, Harrods, Humanic (Leder & Schuh AG), Jaeger, Jo Malone, Johnson & Johnson, Lexus, Links of London, Penguin Books, Phaidon, Renault, Taschen, The Guardian, The Independent, The Observer, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Times, Toni&, Toyota, Weekend Magazine (Guardian), Westfield