Experience

  • Commercial Photographer

    at Rico Mejia Photography

    February 2002 - at Present

    California

    Create award winning images for a variety of Advertising, Editorial & Corporate clients. Specialties include Fashion, Lifestyle, Celebrity Portraiture,. Architectural & Product. Collaborate with Art Directors, Photo Editors & Designers on photo concepts, budgets & logistics.

  • Photo Producer

    at ADL Media

    February 2008 - November 2012

    California

    Secure permits & proof of insurance, handle all aspects of production details. Book studios, locations, secure hair stylist, make up artists, wardrobe, catering, location managers & security. Handle transportation, daily call sheets, production schedules & other production details.

  • Photo Instructor

    at Woodcraft Rangers

    September 2008 - May 2012

    California

    Taught "At Risk" inner city youths the basic principles of lighting, composition & retouching with an emphasis on higher learning & education.

  • Photo Assistant

    at Rico Mejia

    July 1995 - December 2005

    New York

    Assisted for Patrick Demarchelier, Gilles Bensimone, Jean-Baptist Mondino, Andrew Eccles, Sean Ellis, Matthew Ralston & Walter Ioose in the following capacities; Location & Studio set lighting for gallery work, celebrity portraits & fashion spreads; Load cameras backs: Post production image processing using Capture 1 Pro, Adobe Lightroom & Adobe Photoshop.

Education

  • B.A. in Visual Communications.

    at Loyola Marymount U.

    1982 - 1987 (5 years) California

Languages

  • Spanish Native

  • English Native

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