• Summary
  • Highly experienced Photographer and Photography Manager seeking new opportunities in commercial photography and photography services. Specialties include beauty, fashion, product, still life, portrait, studio and location photography. Extensive work history in digital retouching, printing, production, project management, and studio development.
  • Experience
  • Photo Producer Sr at Nordstrom
  • July 2013 - Present
  • Developed and managed product (still life) photography studio supporting Nordstrom's Nordstromrack.com and HauteLook.com properties.
  • • Oversee day-to day operations of photo studio consisting of 27 personnel
  • • Manage 7 direct reports of Photographers and Studio Coordinator
  • • Indirect management (dotted line) of on site Stylists, Copy, Production, and Samples teams
  • • Ensure smooth operation of 8 live sets per day producing images of up to 2500 unique products
  • per week
  • • Revised hiring process to ensure best possible candidates joined the team
  • • Updated and improved training procedures to provide a more comprehensive on boarding process
  • for new hires.
  • • Maintained and built new vendor relationships to ensure best possible pricing for new studios and
  • ongoing needs.
  • • Managed monthly studio budget
  • • Oversaw daily shoot schedule to ensure all projects are completed on time
  • • Fostered development of photographers as craftspeople and effective members of the Nordstrom
  • team through hands on coaching and performance feedback
  • Independent Photography Professional at Joshua Rubin
  • 2001 - Present
  • Freelance photography services to clients including:
  • Ecko Unltd., Marc Ecko Cut and Sew, Red by Marc Ecko, Zoo York, Avirex, G-Unit, Vis Vitae, Penthouse, Heeb Magazine, Lucire, InTouch, Eroszine, Nerve.com, Yellow Rat Bastard, 19th Street Gym, Next Level Speed, Boutique Design, Saatchi & Saatchi, Elite Vacations, Girls of NY, Grey Healthcare, FCB, Harrison Star, Calvin Klein, World Famous NYC, Dravens, Loaded, Digital Lab Solutions, Fuel, Loupe Studios, Tommy Hilfiger, Chago Akii-Bua & Brian Jones, Darrin Haddad, Brian Pierce, New York Road Runners, Red Bull, Foam Digital, Genetic Denim, Koi Studios, Karaal
  • Lead Photographer at Forever 21
  • September 2012 - June 2013
  • Provided support for Ecommerce, public relations, corporate and marketing photography.
  • • Managed, hired, and trained team of 7 Photographers
  • • Managed, hired, and trained team of 7 in house digital Retouchers
  • • Liaison with overseas retouching team.
  • • Studio planning and development including new equipment purchasing
  • • Lighting design and implementation
  • • Development of retouching standards and practices
  • Photographer / Retouching Supervisor (Freelance) at Marc Ecko Enterprises
  • August 2007 - July 2011
  • Photographed and retouched men’s and women's clothing and accessories for all Marc Ecko Enterprises brands.
  • • Oversaw build out of in house photography studio - Studio planning
  • - Equipment purchasing
  • - Workflow integration
  • - Lighting design
  • - Development of retouching standards
  • • Photographed product for Shopecko.com & advertising/marketing for all Ecko Brands.
  • • Retouched product for Shopecko.com & advertising/marketing for all Ecko Brands.
  • • Supervised freelance retouchers.

Photographer/Retoucher/Tech/Assistant (Freelance) at Vis Vitae

  • 2004 - 2007
  • Participated in all aspects of commercial photography and video studio including:
  • • Product and model photography
  • • Digital retouching
  • • Digital capture (tech)
  • • Studio administration
  • • Lighting assistant
  • Retoucher (Freelance) at Tommy Hilfiger
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Freelance retoucher for company’s e-commerce website.
  • Retouched all product areas including: Fashion, Fragrances, Accessories and Bedding. Color correction to match images to product.
  • Assistant/Retoucher (Freelance) at Chago Akii-bua Brian Jones Photography
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Freelance photo assistant and digital retoucher supporting photographer’s extensive still life, portrait and fashion photography.
  • Assistant/Retoucher at Lois Greenfield Photography
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Freelance photo assistant and digital retoucher to support photographer’s fine art and commercial projects.
  • Intern at Lois Greenfield Photography
  • Summer 1999
  • Summer Internship providing on set assisting, black & white darkroom printing, and miscellaneous studio support.
  • Education
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • BFA, Photography, 1997 - 2001
  • Certifications
  • Phase One Certified Professional
  • November 2013 to November 2015
  • American Heart Association First Aid CPR/AED
  • 6/9/14 - 6/2016

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