"Professional" online portfolio… Next thing will be to actually get a proper domain name.
Spent the previous Wednesday doing work experience at Big Sky as a studio assistant.
It was just for one day (sort of what you can squeeze in living in Winchester and commuting to London..), but still a proper work day from 8am - 6pm. It was interesting and educational to see the differences between shoots/clients and studio/photo assisting.
Due to their clients, no behind the scenes-photos were allowed so here’s the view of north London.
My internship at Bauer ended roughly two weeks ago (went on holiday the day after my last day of work), and overall I can describe the 3-month experience with the clichés I learnt loads! and I met tons of awesome people - which is all true. Even though it wasn’t originally part of the plan, I got to meet, observe and assist quite a few of their photographers. I had luck in having a boss that actually took an interest in my education and future plans, therefore arranging my internship around what I wanted to learn, and making sure I got that experience.
Hopefully I’ll meet up with the agency again whenever they’re in London for a portfolio booking or something similar.
The only excitement I’m left with now is the long wait for the images that I assisted on to go public (and uni work)..
Test roll of film to see if a new/old Rolleicord IV works. Negatives shot against a backlit screen (due to lack of scanner and for kicks), surprised they don’t look half as crappy as I thought they would.
…also amongst the thumbnails when Actual Colors May Vary wrote about the project.
Final image for Book Film Painting.
Thanks to Stuart for the great opportunity.
My contribution to Stuart Pilkington’s latest photography project, “Book Film Painting”.
(excuse the close up of my face)
2nd week of interning -
So starting my second week at Bauer, I continued helping out the same photographer from last week at his studio. My main task was to cut a bunch of new prints and help put together 2 new portfolio books, but as he and his assistant (pictured… sorry Frans, if you ever find this!) were busy setting up for tomorrow’s photo shoot, I took on helping out with some details so that they could focus on bigger things. Also learnt some tips’n’tricks for studio shooting.
Wont be able to attend the shoot tomorrow, as I believe the agency has other things in mind for me this week. A bit of a shame, it’s supposed to be inspired by Irving Penn!
Eventually we got around to the books, and I put together a beauty book (separate from the photographers main book) which got a seal of approval from the man himself… Whoo!