Date of birth
16/ 01/ 1990

Personal Statement
I am a photographer majorly interested in fashion imagery and how fashion merchandising and trends are constantly changing; being highly influenced by fashion blogging and social media and ideas of identity through fashion. I am interested visual merchandising and PR as well as customer service and have been working in customer service for over five years in varied establishment and environments. I have been going to the clothes show for nine years and am enthusiastic and eager to work in the fashion industry.
I am looking for a job that will challenge me and enhance my skills and I am eager to learn within a creative environment. I am confident in my ability to self manage and work in a team whilst being friendly and approachable to customers. I have worked on projects collaborating with student stylists, allowing me to become confident in my own ability to follow a brief set by a client.
Having exhibited in group photographic shows at The Southampton City Art Gallery and Foto8 Gallery in London, being part of the Curation and Marketing teams and working alongside other professionals to organise and manage the production of an event to a time scale with a specific client in mind. I am professional, personable and able to adapt to situations that could be stressful. I have been student rep, showing that colleagues and staff trust me to be professional and responsible.
I want to work as part of a team as well as taking on responsibilities of my own and am willing to work hard to achieve my goals. I want to work somewhere that lets my creativity thrive in an industry I am interested and passionate about.

Key Skills
University has enabled me to become confident in my own skills and develop myself into a vibrant and self- motivated individual.
Technical skills
Confident using film and digital media, excellent knowledge of darkroom practice, and post-production processes used in Photoshop that can be transferred into all forms of printing. Digital formatting using different formats of photography, maintaining of my own blog using basic html coding.
Work Experience
Assisting professional photographers I am punctual, helpful and use my initiative making me visually aware to contemporary trends in fashion and photography. Working with stylists and models shows I am personable and friendly. Good knowledge of how a studio should be organised through my experience as university evening supervisor. Being hand picked from a number of candidates shows responsibility and professionalism when working with others.  Collaborating with other students I have become aware of virtual and social media and its importance in contemporary fashion. Communication is a key factor to a successful collaboration. I have been a key holder responsible for opening and closing procedures such as cashing up and ensuring takings are correct. I have been in charge of monitoring staff and ensuring all is running to schedule and correctly. I have worked in stressful busy environments enabling me to deal with multiple staff as well as working alone and managing this.

Southampton Solent University- September 2009- July 2012 
                                                              BA (HONS) Photography- 1st Class Honours Degree

Treviglas community College- September 2006- April 2008
                                                         A Levels- Photography (A), Business (A), Art (B)                                                       

                                                         13 GCSE’s A- C including Maths (B), English (B), Double Science (BB)

Work Experience

Whistlefish Gallery Newquay- Customer service, retail assistant

Customer service, stock rotation and restocking, opening and closing procedure, cashing up, key holder

Oxfam Newquay- Visual merchandising and window dressing, retail assistant and customer service

Foto8 Gallery and shop- Invigilation and Curation
Professional handling of photographic work, press releases, invitation writing and collaboration with gallery owners

Bargate Monument Gallery- Curation Internship and Invigilation staff
Installing, curating and Invigilation of a photographic exhibition

Rosy Maguire, Southampton Solent University- Evening Studio Supervisor
Studio supervisor, Darkroom assistant, working with staff and students, managing a professional environment, guiding staff and students through evening procedures, closing down photographic machinery

David Yeo- Photographic assistant
Assisting with photo shoots, light metering, using a variety of lighting set-ups, ensuring models are at ease.

Student Ambassador
Showing prospective students photographic techniques, collaborating ideas, trusted by staff to represent the university, meeting and greeting, assistance and guidance on the course and university

Nina Sverdvik- Photographer and Photographic assistant
Photographic assistant, light metering, collaborating ideas with the photographer

Student editorials
Photographic collaborations with student stylists, photography for a cover shot of student publication

TCE- Erasmus Intensive Project
Business skill building/ sales and creative visual merchandising, working as part of a team, project management

Southampton City Art Gallery
Student Exhibition Curation, team leading, handling photographic work professionally, assisting professional Curation team

Exhibitions and Publications
June 2012                               ‘Fragments of a Captured Past’ Foto8 Gallery, London
Solent Photography Degree show’ Hanover buildings, Southampton
February 2012                                     Southampton Solent Blog
December 2010-March 2011    ‘Photography in the Collection’ Southampton City Art Gallery
April- June 2010                     Student publications 

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