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  • USA, New York City
  • Born in:1999
  • Assistant since:2020
  • Driving licence:Car
  • Personal car:no personal car
  • Passport:yes
  • Languages:English, French

Photo Assistant

Em Sieler

People, Portrait, Fashion, Beauty

Know How:

Visual artist, photographer, and stylist

Software: Lightroom, Photoshop, Bridge, InDesign, Silverfast8, Ableton Live, Microsoft Office, web design (Cargo, WordPress)

Assistant: studio and lighting setup for production, produce behind the scenes photo and video content

Photography: 35 mm film

and digital (DSLR); darkroom: develop black and white film, contact sheets, gelatin silver printmaking; scan & archive film; video

Kit: Nikon Z6 ii, Canon AE-1, Godox Speedlight, MacBook Pro

Language: English, French (fluent), Korean (conversational)
Programming: C, C++, Java

References as assistant / Career

Columbia University undergrad (2017-current) studying Visual Arts and Computer Science (on leave due to COVID-19)
COVID vaccinated
Working photographer and photo assistant
Researcher at the Danino Lab, Columbia on the intersection of technology and the arts (deepfake, GANs)

Selected Coursework
Portrait Lighting, Professor B. Proud, International Center of Photography, 2021

Photobook, Professor Dana Buhl, Columbia University, 2020
Fundamentals of book sequencing, design, layout and production
Handmade artist’s book, edition of 15, 40 pages

Independent Study, Professor Delphine Fawundu, Columbia University, 2020
Refined personal body of work, culminating in artist statement and portfolio

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