Curriculum Vitae

 M: 07967 224385
E: pictures@ydpr.co.uk

PERSONAL DETAILS

Marital Status: Single
Nationality: British
Driving License: Full

ACHIEVEMENTS

Co-founder and Creative Director of Yellowdragon Group. The core focus of YDG is the marketing and sales of photographic pictures and video to all mainstream UK news and entertainment outlets including BBC, Sky News, ITV, Channel 4, Sunday Mirror and Daily Mail.

I syndicate our media to foreign agents for global re-sale opportunities. Our work has been bought by CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC (USA), TV Asahi Fuji (Japan), Channel 9 (Australia), RTL (Germany) to name a few. I personally built up a photo library of over 15,000 images, creating the perfect synergy between the most commercially viable pictures, video, art, music and stories with creative merit. My biggest grossing picture of Sienna Miller and Orlando Bloom earned in excess of £100,000 for YD Image Ltd to go towards building the Jen Wai Tong Buddhist Temple of which Swiss National Tania Levin stole the money. I have done countless TV, radio and newspaper stories and inteviews.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Andersplus May 2016 – August 2016. Horticultural work for Capital Gardens, Japanese Knotweed, Filmscapes, Lincoln’s Inn Gardens, Pinnacle PSG, De La Espada, Couture Gardens, HCL Garden Design, Bartholomew Landscaping and Morgan Oats.

TSS, March 2014 – October 2014. Security at bar, club and restaurant venues across the West End and City including The Social, Zoo Bar, Pacha, The Forge, Spearmint Rhino, Hippodrome and Empire Casinos.

Interr Security, October 2013 – February 2014. Duty Security Officer at Sanderson and St Martins Lane Hotels.

Tim Lawson-Cruttenden, Legal Retainer, December 2010 – Present. Business Development Consultant. I have introduced many successful client cases reported on in the National Media, as a retainer to his law firm, which specializes in harassment and stalking.

Yellowdragon Group, July 2000 – Present. Co-founder and Creative Director. Helped define, create and manage YDG, developing flexible/effective ways of working in response to different client’s needs. With fast paced delivery that did not compromise quality enhancing my self-management skills through dealing with multiple projects simultaneously, all of which were at different stages of development.  Built an amazing array of contacts for future business by utilizing social media, Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube

Studio 71, August 1996 – June 2000. Proprietor of what soon became a leading edge fashion photography studio of some renown. Managed studio hire and produced my own shoots published in various fashion magazines.

Photographic Assistant, to various photographers, July 1994 – July 1996.

Soho 601, November 1993 – June 1994. Runner for advertising Post Production Agency.

Barnard Marcus, Head of Commercial Investment Department, Oct 1992 – Oct 1993. I was responsible for selling challenging commercial properties, that hadn’t previously sold at commercial auction, to property developers and business buyers.

Barings, Johnston and Pycraft Property, my late father’s business, July 1990 – September 1992.  Property Assistant. I photographed properties, coordinated property details and produced promotional literature for the sale and rental of residential property.

EDUCATION

Harrow

Oxford Brookes University Anthropology and Visual Studies 

 London Academy of Gaming Cyprus Texas Hold’em Poker dealer Training Course

Interests

Art, Cycling, Documentaries, Film, Geopolitics Horticulture, Kung Fu, Meditation, Nomad CapitalismPhilosophySwimming, Tai Chi and Yoga.

References available on request

 

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