Photo Assistant, Digital Tech
People, Portrait, Fashion, Beauty
I've worked as a photographer and assistant since the late '80's; I can bring to your production, the experience and knowledge from all those years.
While I primarily work as a photographer, I sometimes do assisting work for unique productions that roll through town. Having worked extensively in North America in the film industry (unit stills and gallery/specials photography), I know the ins and outs of large production gallery/specials shoots.
I'm familiar with most electronic strobes, primarily Profoto, Broncolor, Balcar, Bowens, Speedo, Norman, Briese, Elinchrom and Venca. I've also used most HMI and LEDs on the market including Arri SkyPanels. I'm knowledgeable with almost all film cameras, specifically Mamiya MF, Hasselblad and digital cameras like Sony, Canon, Nikon and Phase.
I use Adobe(PS, LR, PR etc) products primarily and CaptureOne for
tethering and specially grading for clients.
I have worked in many roles on productions, including location scouting, production co ordinator, unit stills and coffee maker.
No job is too small or large, I know when to speak and know when to speak in private ;)
I'm a team player whose first role is to the photographer and the production.
I also run a small 1300sqft studio and gear rental company in Belfast. We often facilitate large productions with pallets of Profoto and grip trucks.
As a DigitalTech I can provide MBP M1 laptop (16gb), BenQ monitors, location workstations(self powered), IQWire tether cables and Sony cameras and lenses.
We are also set up for REMOTE photography using CaptureOne, Zoom, Photoshelter and Box/WeTransfer or your preferential gallery software.
yes, I can properly setup and nest c-stands!
References as assistant / Career
I graduated way back in the 80's from a commercial photography based college diploma program.
I've worked doing fashion and film unit production and photography throughout the
90's in Miami, NYC, Toronto, Montreal and LA.
Since 2000 I mostly left production work but I'm often asked to join some unique or larger productions.