Skill Set

Cosmetics, food, apparel, footwear and
on-model photography

  • Working with stylists
  • Directing talent
  • Digital capture using:
  • Canon, Nikon, Phase One, Hasselblad, Toyo View cameras
  • Profoto, Broncolor, Speedotron, Norman and Einstein lighting equipment
  • Capture One, Lightroom
  • Soft styling apparel/ shoes
  • Light food styling

Retouching/Post Production

  • Advanced skin, hair and fashion
  • retouching
  • Compositing
  • Silhouetting and background removal
  • Color correction
  • Color and film grade treatments
  • Texture/surface replacement
  • Pathing and drop shadows
  • Digital file organization
  • Color calibration
  • Fine art printing

Experience

Contract photographer - Envoy (2016- Present) - Grand Rapids/Rockford, MI
                    E- commerce/catalogue and 360 photography for Converse, Hush Puppies, 
                    Sperry, Merrell, Chaco, CAT
                    Soft styling for apparel photography - lay down and on-mannequin
                    Post processing and color correction
                    Assist with inventory management
Freelance Photographer (2010 - Present) - New York, NY - Grand Rapids, MI
                    Partial client list:
                    Wilhelmina Models                       Diane Stevens Cosmetics
                    Muse Model Management           T&M Magazine
                    MC2 Model Management            The Gluten Free Bar
                    Alamy                                             Gallery Stock
Digital Tech and Photographer Assistant (2010-2016) New York, NY / Grand Rapids, MI
                    Assistant to commercial photographers with clients such as Maybelline,
                    Marie Claire, Self Magazine, Mac Cosmetics, Steelcase, Haworth, Amway
Prop Stylist Assistant (2015-Present) - Grand Rapids, MI
                    Assistant to head prop stylist
                    Large production on-location photo shoots
Intern - Bill Diodato Photography (May - September 2010) New York, NY
                    Assistant on commercial photo shoots
                    Retouching and digital post production
                    Filmed & edited promotional materials

Education

Hallmark Institute of Photography - Turners Falls, MA (2009-2010)
                    Graduate, commercial photography program
Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI (2007-2009)
                    Studied studio art, art history and design