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Kevin Chesnais - London
Kevin, a non smoker, has been assisting for at least 1 year. He drives and has access to a car.

"I am a London based Photo Assistant and Digi Tech.

As an assistant it is my overall goal to become a fluid, working part of the shoot. I enjoy making things run smoothly and I always aim to eventually be able to anticipate the needs of the photographer.

I am experienced in assisting on a variety of shoots including; Advertising, fashion editorial, lingerie, commercial fashion/web commerce, interiors, product, celebrity portraiture and beauty.

I have a good knowledge in most areas and anything I don't know I like to learn VERY quickly! I think on my feet. Everything I do is with passion and fun. Hard work, dirty jobs and long hours are not an issue!

I also have a huge passion for film and am at present shooting shorts and available to shoot video.

I have experience as a production assistant and am more than happy to transfer these skills into a shoot whenever required.

Above all I am very easy going and have a genuine passion and love for photography.

Formal Training and Skills

* Excellent knowledge of Canon and Nikon DSLR?s, 35mm film and lenses.
* Good and growing knowledge of digital medium format (Phase One, Hasselblad, Pentax and Mamiya/Leaf).
* Experienced with a wide range of studio lighting equipment. Including Tungsten, Bowens, Arri, HMI, Elinchrom, Broncolor, Kino Flo, Briese and Profoto.
* Experienced with cinematography lighting including Dedolights, Redheads and Blondes.
* Good knowledge of classic lighting setups and principles of light. I am able to setup as instructed and also under own initiative.
* Experienced in shooting DSLR video and own a wide range of video kit.
* Production skills including research, creating mood boards, location scouting and call sheets.
* Software skills: Capture One (including tethered shooting), Hasselblad Phocus, Photoshop, ACR, Lightroom and ChronoSync.
* Digital Operator skills ? Mac and PC (strong all round computing skills - previous career in IT)
* Full drivers license
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Film Experience
Film Experience
35mm
Lighting Experience
Lighting Experience
Tungsten,Strobe,Profoto,HMI,Elinchrom,Broncolor,Bowens
Digital Experience
Digital Experience
Digital medium format,Digital SLR
RAW Processing
RAW Processing
Lightroom,Capture One,Photoshop
Retouching Skills
Retouching Skills
Standard Photoshop
Special Assisting
Special Assisting
 Weddings/Social,Still Life,Nude,Fashion,Corporate,Advertising

I have worked with the following photographers: *
Jenny Brough
Carlo Nicora
Elliott Morgan
Alice Luker
Brooke Nipar
Eliot Lee Hazel
Simon Taylor
Mike Blackett
William Garrett
Sean Cook
Andrew Farrar
Dan Smith
Damian Russell
Nicolas Olonetzky

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