FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER; SAN FRANCISCO, CA — 2014-PRESENT
Clients include The Washington Post, NY Post, Associated Press, AP Invision, Reuters, Ozy, The Virginian-Pilot and The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.
PHOTOJOURNALIST; THE NATIONAL, ABU DHABI, UAE — 2008-2014
Produced compelling imagery (still and video) for a daily English-language newspaper (www.thenational.ae). In addition to working locally in the UAE, I was dispatched overseas for assignments in Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Jordan, Algeria, Tunisia, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, France, Lebanon and Egypt.
PHOTOJOURNALIST; THE DAILY CAMERA, BOULDER, CO — 2004-2008
Produced photos for a daily newspaper (www.dailycamera.com). Filled in as photo editor as needed, supervising photographic needs of the paper such as assigning photographers to assignments, and attending budget meetings to discuss the following days news coverage.
PHOTOJOURNALIST; ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS, DENVER, CO — 2002-2003
Part of a team of 14 photographers who covered the state of Colorado, from the Denver Broncos football team to water and mineral rights issues in rural counties.
Assess image quality and composition to edit photos and select appropriate images in deadline-oriented environments
Compile photos to deliver relevant and timely assets to stakeholders
Write captions and metadata that accurately identify subjects, dates and locations; conform to house style and formatting, and facilitate proper archiving
Assign tasks to staff or freelancers to best utilize available resources
Research and source photography from a variety of agencies and photographers
Crop, color correct and archive photos using Photoshop, Photo Mechanic, FotoStation, Aperture and Lightroom
Edit videos using Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere
Quickly and creatively adapt to breaking news situations and changing environments
Coordinate with team members across departments to ensure the best possible narrative
Employ social media (Instagram, Twitter and Facebook) to direct traffic and optimize content delivery
Assess analytics to understand user trends, manage content and enhance user experiences
Operate systems including 35mm and medium and large format cameras
Capture human moments that reveal a subject’s character, give voice to a story and allow audiences to connect with the people being photographed
Work across language and cultural barriers to produce quality narratives