The moment a plan comes to mind, I begin to evaluate all of the best and worst case scenarios, in order to prepare for any possible event. When the unexpected ( positive or negative ) happens, I do not become distressed or panicked, I roll with the punches in order to stay on track. I thrive in environments with shifting priorities, multiple assignments, and changing deadlines with a sensible approach of honesty when things become impossible to attain. I have the ability to lead, however prefer to work collaboratively, and adjust my working style, processes, systems, and technologies to the benefit of the entire team. I am good at allowing the day’s events and people’s demands determine what really deserves attention, and continue to remain focused with the final outcome and deliverable of multiple projects.
My natural tendency is to evaluate theories, ideas, and philosophies by reviewing them from every possible perspective; because of this, I confident in taking on the role of an educator. Understanding my strength of challenging the norm keeps me grounded to always improve and adjust my theories when comforted with new information. While I am transferring information to others, I encourage questions, discussions, and full explorations of ideas. I want strive for individuals to fully understand information, rather than repeat words and concepts verbatim. New ideas and concepts are constantly moving through my mind much of the time, which is why it takes time for me to evaluate a situation before making assessments or suggestions. Solving problems, making plans, understand everyday occurrences, and developing new ideas is how I like to spend my time, and an attribute I enjoy providing for others.
Before I express any opinions on a subject or give insight to others; the first thing I do is listen. By listening, I can acquire information, understand how others are feeling and thinking, and then proceed to make judgments or express my viewpoint. It is common for me to join in conversations a little later than most, however become activity involved with helping others on a personal level. This is how I build close relationships: I listen, understand, and speak confidently and honestly in an intimate setting. By thoroughly studying certain things before making plans, decisions, and taking action, I ensure that I have sufficient proof and give feedback that is complimentary when deserved, critical in an earnest manner, and insightful using evidence of my time spent listening and evaluating the situation.
Monetary reward is not a main motivation in projects, relationships, and situations that I am invested in. I am a believer that intrinsic value should be a consideration in every aspect of an individual’s personal life, business practice, and how they think and treat others. I make myself available to those who need their worth affirmed, or when a team is doubting their abilities. I make it priority to diffuse situations where individuals are frustrated, agitated, angry, and distraught. My awareness of changeable moods helps me observe their experiences, feelings, and thoughts from one moment to the next. I welcome everyone from diverse backgrounds in my life, and make it a point to given positive feedback to individual’s accomplishments, contributions, talents, personality, intellection, and notable skills.
I have a thirst for knowledge and new ideas. When I pick up literature, I have a tendency to pour myself into the information on the page. I can become completely engrossed in a book, and transition that type of attention into a new activity, technology, and skill. I will carry with me new information for long periods of time, reassessing and evaluating what I learned, and how I can implement it into my daily life. I have passion for taking in new experiences and information by broadening my knowledge in certain areas or sharpening specific skills. I instinctively interpret ideas, processes, or projects that may take more time for others to understand. I make sure that I am completely educated about a certain topic, before feeling like I have a full grasp on the subject. I am an organized thinker, which makes me in tuned to produce procedures and explanations of complicated topics, ideas, and projects.
PHOTO EDITING SOFTWARE
Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign, Bridge, Acrobat, Camera Raw
Capture One and Nik Collection
FILM CAMERA SYSTEMS
35mm, medium format, 4x5 manual and automatic cameras and lenses
DIGITAL CAMERA SYSTEMS
Canon, Sony, Fuji, and Nikon
Olympus and Kodak
STUDIO LIGHTING EQUIPMENT
Speedotron and AlienBees
Broncolor, Profoto, and Bowens
MAC AND PC PLATFORMS
SOCIAL MEDIA, CLOUD SHARING, WEB MAINTANENCE
Social Media - Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr
Cloud Sharing - Dropbox, Google Drive, Egnyte, Wetransfer, Slack
Web - HTML, css, Squarespace
Wordpress and Google Analytics
35mm, medium format, and 4x5 black and white film processing
35mm, medium format, and 4x5 color film processing
FILM AND PRINT SCANNING
Hasselblad, Imacon Flextight and Epson V700 Flatbed Scanners
COLOR AND ICC PROFILES
Expertise in color correcting in various photo editing programs, color theory, creating and maintaining ICC profiles, and using color calibration technology
DARKROOM AND INKJET PRINTING
Expertise in Darkroom Black and White and Color Printing:
Enlargers, timers, safe lights, easels, processing trays, chemicals (developer, fixer, stop bath), and photographic paper
Expertise in Inkjet Printing:
Printers - Epson Stylus Pro 9880, 9800, 4880, 4800
Paper - Epson, Moab, Red River, Hahnemuhle
TECHNICAL AND CREATIVE RETOUCHING
Expertise in Image Restoration and Enhancements
Compositing, masking, actions for streamlining editing, retouching, skin cleanup, color correction, color balance, cloning, healing, patterns, cropping, sharpening, proofing, etc.
DARKROOM AND DIGITAL LAB MAINTENANCE
Photographing exhibitions and art pieces, archiving and cataloging art, cost analysis and inventory, packing and shipping, consignment, loan agreements, reports and records, data entry, coordinating with artists and gallery clients, stock maintenance, visual merchandising, exhibition installation, general office administrative tasks, pricing and sales
WRITING AND EDITING
Creative, research, cataloging, theory, and instructional writing and editing
LECTURING AND PUBLIC SPEAKING
Experience in artist lectures, teaching, and conducting workshops