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About Skupny Photographer London

About me

I am a professional photographer based in Barbican, City of London specialising in Jewellery Photography.

I’ve photographed my first event – wedding at the age of 16. I’ve used 5 colour 35mm films and it seemed a lot at the time! This was more that 20 years ago. Since then I’ve completed A levels in Art Photography and MA in Fine Arts / Multimedia Art. I’ve bought and sold many cameras and lenses and a lot has changed within the industry.

I love photography, it is my life and I don’t limit my self to any particular genre. I specialise in jewellery and silverware product photography but I also do lots of events throughout the year as well as portraits.

I’m also shooting video and animation. I design websites and host many of them on my web server. I am often engaged in graphic design projects.

All this skills allow me to create a full brand design identity where I can shoot products, design and build the website and create the videos and other promotional materials to be used on social media platforms.

I’m also mum of two lovely girls which are taking most of my time so whenever I’m working I’m trying to be as efficient as possible.


Assay Office Photography Services

I’m closely working with Assay Office at Goldsmiths’ Hall to provide exceptional Photography Services, which are based on a demand.

How it works?

After the initial over the phone or email consultation, I book the date for the photo shoot. I understand the tight deadlines and the unexpected problems with the polishers 🙂 so I’m trying to be flexible with the timings. I’ve got several clients that often have only one ring at the time that need to be photographed before handing it in to the client. I quite often book several clients with fewer items on one day to keep the cost lower for them. The client can be present on the shoot or can leave the pieces at the Assay Office (where you have them hallmarked) and pick them up when convenient. I than allow my self up to 2 weeks for the post production. The jewellery and silverware retouching is very time consuming and might take several hours for one image. At this stage I work with the maker to achieve satisfying colours representation and a degree of the intervention in to the photograph.

I’m up for the unknown. I’m happy to discuss your project, whether it’s a few shots of your earnings or a large media campaign.


COVID-19 Update
I’m still working. The pieces can be left in the Assay Office as ever or you can bring it to my temporary home studio at Barbican. At this moment I would ideally shoot by myself to ensure your and my family safety. All the instructions can be sent by email and discussed prior the shoot.


Pierre, Director of Urban Roof Gardens:

With a Master’s degree in Fine Art from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland, Julia wields both her camera and her mouse with equal artistry and precision. Providing both artistic and photographic material for all our digital or print needs, Julia ís rampant creativity excites us all! Her still and moving images have been exhibited across Europe to great acclaim.


Education

2002-2007
MA in Multimedia Art.
Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland, Faculty of Fine Arts, Art Education – Fine Arts, Majored: Multimedia Art.

09.2005-03.2006
Studies on Socrates-Erazmus program on HAWK Fachhochschule, Hildesheim/Holzminden/Gottingen Germany, on specialisation: Graphic Design.

1997-2002
A level in Photography, Art Secondary School in Gdynia, Poland.


Employment History

09.2010-now
Digital Artist, Urban Roof Gardens, Grove Mews, 42 The Grove, London W5 5LH Complete project of: www.urbanroofgardens.com

01.2010-now
Freelance Events and Product Photographer, Graphic and Web designer, Assay Office, Goldsmith’s Hall, Foster Lane, London

01.2011-04.06.2011
Digital Artist (project identity, video editing, brochure and displays design, web design) www.fromexiletofreedom.org.uk

01.2010-now
Freelance Event Photographer, Goldsmiths’ Company Goldsmith’s Hall, Foster Lane, London

01.05.2009-now
Supervisor, casual, Kudos Hospitality/Chester Boyd, London

02.2009-08.2009
Video creation for Cre Art Project, London Performance, www.proyectocreart.com

25.02-20.03.2009
Footage Department Assistant. Internship, Journeyman Pictures 4-6 High Street, Thames Ditton, Surrey, KT7 0RY, United Kingdom

04.2008-11.2008
Graphic designer (Main duties: designing, preparing materials to print, printing, books editing, product photography, create and maintain company website, video editing), Print Ministry, Design and Print, 628 Old Kent Road, SE15 1JB London

09.2006
Multimedia assistant. Internship, Art Secondary school, Gdynia, 8 Orlowska street, Poland

07.2006-09.2006
Shop Manager „Walk”, 475 Oxford street, London W1C 2PZ


Achievements

01.06.2012
Runner up in The Photographer of the Year competition

08.03.2009
Participation in International Women’s Day (video Faithful Pictures), Girls on Film showcase work by women artists of all kinds from around the UK and beyond in conjunction with Fabric and the Bradford Playhouse, Bradford Playhouse, Chapel Street, Bradford BD1 5DL

11.07.2008
Polish DeConstruction launch party, The biggest Polish artists slide show, The Dogstar: 389 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 8LQ

27.05.2008
Electrical Circuit film night, Lightning new talent in experimental film, Candid Arts Trust, 3 Torrens St, London, EC1V 1NQ, London. (video ZA TRU CI, POI SO NED)

28.04.2008
Participation in Stamford Short Film Festival (video ZA TRU CI, POI SO NED and video Identity)

12.12.2007
PAL – students film screening Toruń 2007, Gallery for… – Galeria dla… NRD, Torun, Poland

10.06.2007
Collective photo exhibition „One day session”, Gallery for… – Galeria dla… Torun, Poland

17.05.2007
Participation in Polish screening (video „ZA TRU CI”, „POI SO NED”) on 12th International Media Art Biennale WRO 07 in Wrocaw, Poland

01.07.2006
Participation in „Homeless Gallery – Gdynia” – „Galeria Bezdomna – Gdynia”, Poland

20.10.2006
Participation in short film form screening, Gallery for… – Galeria dla… NRD, Torun, Poland

21.01.2006    Individual Photo exhibition in One Evening Gallery, Hildesheim, Germany

05.2006
Workshop: „Torun w bliniaczym obiektywie – through the Twin Camera Lens” and after workshop photo exhibition 2006, Torun, Poland

04.2005
Participation in „Homeless Gallery – Torun” – „Galeria Bezdomna – Torun”, Poland

03.2005
Art workshop: Breaking stereotypes between nations in Wuppertal, Germany

05.2003
Participation in „Homeless Gallery – Torun” – „Galeria Bezdomna – Torun”, Poland

05.2002
Photo exhibition: „Diploma 2002” in „Debiut” Gallery, Gdynia ul. Orowska 8[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]