An artistic, passionate and positive professional photographer/video editor with over 15 years extensive experience. Having specialised in studio, corporate, product, documentary, music, travel and wedding photography. Attentive to detail with a creative, enthusiastic and energetic approach adaptable to suit any brief. Thrives in highly pressurised and challenging working environments.
Summary of Key Skills
• Being able to work as part of a team and under pressure.
• Good communication skills as well as confident with dealing with people.
• Vast experience with digital, automatic and manual cameras and single reflex cameras as well as DV cameras and lighting
• Ability to edit moving image
• Darkroom printing and retouching.
• IT Proficiency: Microsoft Office, Image Ready, Photoshop, Aperture, Illustrator,
• Final Cut Pro and Premier
• Languages: English and Spanish
2000 – 2002
WORLD ENTERTAINMENT NEWS NETWORK
Having finished my degree I started to work for the agency as a photographer being tipped on where celebrities would be for press appearances or just on their daily chores. My job was to document them and capture images, which would be sold to news agencies and magazines.
2004 – 2008
During this period I have worked as a freelance photographer working to a brief in a variety of fields.
• Fashion and studio photography
• Nursery photography
• Press photography
• Product and promotional material
• Wedding photography
2009 – present
Freelance Photographer at JC’S Studio Soho
I set up the my own studio late 2009 in Soho. The studio has been set up to work in diverse fields of photography working to a brief or using my own creativity and experience to generate the final images that fulfil the clients needs.
1997 – 2000
BA HONS in Photography and Digital Imaging
Surrey Institute of Art & Design
THE FEMALE BODY AS A CANVAS (Current exhibition on display now).
The work is focused on the beauty of the female body and using it as a canvas to express a concept of the many thoughts and inhibitions that western society have in the 21st century.
Each idea has been dissected and worked on to then be painted on to the model and finally confront the viewer knowingly misbalancing them of the actual concept with the beauty of the female body which for centuries have inspired many artist.
Current exhibition on display now.
NANNA GONNA GO SOMEWHERE (Music video) (2008)
This is a great song performed by Klumzy Tung! A very talented free style artist, his lyrics hit home when I first heard the track so much so that I contacted the artist and after a meeting was offered the opportunity to compile the visuals for the music video.
All filming and editing – the complete work from start to finish was my work.
ONE MORE LIFE TO FREEDOM – DOCUMENTARY (2007)
Trying to make up for 10 years lost fighting as a guerrilla in his native Colombia, Francisco fell into heavy drinking then alcoholism when he came to Britain 14 years ago. Two failed marriages and several jobs later he is fighting a battle with alcohol and himself.
50 GREAT ESCAPES (2006)
Jonathan Lee published this book in 2006. Fifty Great Escapes explores how artists have been inspired by travel and their environment to create their work. It features famous artists, philosophers, writers and poets such as Claude Monet, Leonardo da Vinci, Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso and many more. I had the great privilege of being featured in this book.
WORK, PLAY AND NO REST (2004)
In 2004 I launched Work, Play & No Rest, a project about childhood in third world countries, following 5 years of travelling and documenting children in Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico & South Africa. Coinciding with the launch of the project I published a book titled ”Work, Play & No Rest”. The aim of the project was to raise awareness of childhood in third world countries and by donating 20% of the sales to two orphanages we hoped to make some difference to these children’s lives.
ON THE ROAD IN COLOMBIA - DOCUMENTARY ABOUT TWO FOREIGN GIRLS TRAVELLING THROUGH COLOMBIA (2003/2004)
A documentary following two foreign girls travelling though Colombia for two months. The essence of the project was to show how the media portrays Colombia as being a dangerous place to travel to and through the documentary the viewer can see something completely different.
I am currently working on a documentary titled “Edge of existence”
For years, the 48 indigenous communities living on the Colombian Amazon River have existed almost entirely without contact with Western civilisation. This remote region is located between Iquitos (Peru) and Tabatinga (Brazil). However, as capitalism and corporations encroaching ever deeper into the rainforest, the lives of even these remote tribes are being affected.
During the past decades diverse studies have documented how contact with external cultures, access to markets, national programs of education and modernization are potentially very powerful forces that have seriously altered their culture and environment.
The documentary will take us to the remotest communities, more than an eight-hour ride by boat up the Amazonian river. We will visit each community living between there and the market town of Leticia, documenting their remarkable lifestyles and how these are changing.
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