• Great Britain, London
  • Born in:1984
  • Assistant since:2011
  • Driving licence:no driving licence
  • Personal car:no personal car
  • Passport:yes
  • Languages:English, German

Photo Assistant, Digital Tech


People, Portrait, Location Scout, Fashion, Beauty, Reportage, Prod. Assistant, Stillife, Food, Landscape, International Exp.

Know How:

PC and Mac.

Canon, Nikon, Mamiya,

110, 120mm, 35mm formats - both film and digital

Profoto, Bowens, Elinchrom, Arri

Strobe and

continuous light

Lightroom, Photoshop, InDesign, Capture One, Photo Mechanic

Experienced with black and white/ colour dark room processes.

References as assistant / Career

Maja Smiejkowska is a Polish photographer and photojournalist based in London. She graduated from the University of the Arts London, London College of Communication and was awarded a BA (HONS) in Photojournalism.

Maja currently works as a Retoucher and Director of Photography at Spring Studios and as a Picture Editor for internationally acclaimed celebrity photographer Richard Young.

She has been recently signed by REX Features as a Contributor Photographer. Her work has been featured in numerous publications ( The Guardian, The Observer just to name few) and she has exhibited her work across Europe.

Maja started assisting two years ago at Spring Studios, where she learnt everything what good studio assistant should know.

Ever since Spring Studios she has been assisting to photographers and especially enjoys production site of the shoot.

Peter Scott, production assistant, more than 1 year
Spring Studios, Employed Photo Assistant, more than 1 year
Richard Young, Digital Photo Tech, more than 1 year


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