Creative, compelling, business, industry, lifestyle product and brand photography and video production. Blending directing skills with beautiful lighting, the work enhances value changing the way people think.
SUMMARY A image professional who is able to meet the unique demands of international creative content creation and production. A contagious enthusiasm for breathing life into ideas from concept through to production. Ability to manage a number of projects simultaneously through production management and direction. EXPERIENCE Photographer, Gary John Norman Photo UK & USA, 1991-present The production of engaging creative commercial advertising still and motion content, specialising in lifestyle, people, marine, hotel and resort imagery for today's lifestyles. Building audience attention and brand loyalty with corporate documentary and editorial photography, for international corporations and magazines. Opened office in America to offer customers a fresh perspective and creative excellence that achieves audience engagement for local, regional and national advertising clients. Accomplishments Developed successful photography business in the USA. Established agent representation for unique image style. International advertising campaigns for tourism & travel. Image strategy clients branding of four product ranges. Work published in the UK, Europe & USA travel guides. Developed motion clients in lifestyle & tourism industry. Prime time TV commercial Microsoft. Extended global customer base to EMEA markets. Clients include, BBC, Wells Fargo, KLM, First Group Dubai, Visit Florida, British Virgin Islands, Navico, Hinckley Yachts, Oxfam, VSO, CDC, British Gas, Guinness, Navico, Story Worldwide, Greece Tourism, Florida Tourism, Hilton hotels. Digital Arts Tutor, Photography Course London and The Cut UK 2012-2014 Educator, mentor and consultant in varied educational environments. Creating strong visual and informative resources to support 'active' learning. Knowledge of resources & technology for learners with learning disabilities. Accomplishments Global creative workshop & tours business. Mentor to new business start-ups. Excellent student testimonials & pass rate Study of platforms for learning disabilities Digital content coordinator, Suffolk County Council UK 2009-2010 Providing content for the VLE, website and digital signage system for secondary high school UK, volunteer lecturer in media production & drama filming for evaluation & assessment. Accomplishments Website & VLE created greater audience participation. Expanded repertoire in the education sector. Strategy for video documentation of drama learners. Photography studio manager London 1987-1991 Studio manager to advertising photographers in London studios. Duties included liaising with clients and additional crew maintaining equipment, and the planning photographic productions. Accomplishments Logistic planning and preparation. Increased equipment knowledge base. Global management of tools of trade and crews. EDUCATION MA Digital Arts (distinction). PG Certificate Education. PG Dip Media production HND Photography (distinction). Dip Design and Arts. SKILLS International management, budget responsibility, execution and procurement of suppliers. Experience in global logistic planning for challenging and technical scenarios. Fluent in creating creative content, involving people direction, lighting designs, editing and curating. Excellent knowledge of, Photoshop, Lightroom, Premier, Wordpress. SEO, key wording, content creation, conversion tracking and branding. Tutor, speaker, judge, mentor, consultant & VP professional association (elected). ACHIEVEMENTS Expedition photographer artist in residence Guyana South America. For Raleigh International creating a photographic documentation of 17 to 25 year old team members. RYA coastal skipper competed in international yachts races and regattas worldwide. Horse rider during safaris in Africa and Europe, achieved ability to ride horse backwards for photography. Clean current driving license. Enhanced disclosure DBS PADI diver, VHF license. Dual citizen UK/USA with extensive business knowledge of tax treaties and laws. With business start ups in both UK & USA. Awards; PDN Photo Annual, ASMP/NY, Gold Addy Florida. Exhibited work; London, New York, Miami and Dubai. References available on request.