• USA, Los Angeles
  • Born in:1984
  • Assistant since:2011
  • Driving licence:Car
  • Personal car:personal car available
  • Passport:yes
  • Languages:English, Spanish

Photo Assistant, Digital Tech

Jonathan Labez

People, Portrait, Architecture, Fashion, Beauty, Reportage, Prod. Assistant, Stillife, Food, Transportation, International Exp.

Know How:

I learned digi work under Milk Studios and as the in-house tech and 1st assistant for celebrity photographer Vijat Mohindra, having worked high end shoots early on in my career. This includes work for Complex, Yahoo Shine, Creative Recreation, Paris Hilton, Miley Cyrus, and Kelly Osbourne.

I have a knack

for sussing out tech and lighting issues. You know the friend you call at 2 am because they can help you? That's usually me.

• Capture One/Photoshop/Chronosync
• Phase One Capture One Masters Certified
• Canon, Nikon, Sony systems
• 35mm and polaroid film shooting/scanning

Available for rental on shoot days include various Profoto pack/head options and grip/EQ.

References as assistant / Career

I am the Photo Editor and Visual Director at Be-mag, the oldest skate magazine entering its 25th year of operation. I was honored as 'Photographer of the Year' by ONE Magazine for my efforts contributing to skate culture. I've worked alongside my childhood heroes and been fortunate to work with a litany of names and companies in that industry.

I have a previous background as a publicist for models and actors, having gotten clients published in Maxim, L'officiel, Cosmo, Elle, Esquire, GQ, Esquire, Glassbook, Bello, Vulkan, Angeleno, and Men's health. In a decade's time I worked on over 100+ campaigns and have a clear insight into what editors and art directors are looking for and how to consider for layouts. I apply that to my photography and digital tech work to ensure what the client wants will match their needs and expectations.

I hold a Bachelors in Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. I studied under the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Photographic department and Digital Manager to build a comprehension of what digital asset management looks like at that scale.

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