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Jimi Drake | Elance
 
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Jimi Drake

Images from a unique perspective
   United States
  |   New Rochelle, NY

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $137

I craft premiere quality, creative images with the clients objective as the main goal and seek to ever exceed their expectations. I see every assignment as a unique relationship and an opportunity to assist in the elevation of the product in both market value and brand status. The standards for my work are transmitted through an extreme focus on customer service and a desire to be second to no other peer supplier. If I am capturing moments during an event, creating a portrait or telling a story with images it is my profound quest to display...

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Portfolio

"Go Barefoot" was the slogan

Skills (7)

Tested
Digital Electronics
Photography
Image Editing/Retouching
Producing/Location Scouting/Talent Evaluation
Product Photography
Travel/Hospitality Photography
Event/Wedding Photography

Service Description

Location and Studio Photography.
Fashion, Lifestyle, Portrait, Corporate, Unique Event and occasional Wedding Photography.
Travel Photojournalism.
Stills Production, Location Scouting and Talent Evaluation.
Image Editing & Retouching
Graphic Design and Advertising Development.

Principal Photographer for Caribbean Magazine.
Featured in Caribbean, Skin Diver and Veranda Magazines.

Clients include:
Antiques & Country Pine
Diana Carida, Inc.
The Lipid Center
Signature Frames, Inc.
Ruffino Designs, LLC
KSC Studios/Sports Authority
Marc Seliger/Rolling Stone
Superclubs Resorts
Patrick DuMarchelier
Pete Barrett
Doug Castanedo
Keith Douglas
George Contorakes
Paul Viant
Herb Ritts
Lizzy Kimmel
Juan Algerin
Rob Lang

I spent several years assisting many internationally renouned photographers in developing my skils and knowledge of the anatomy of stills photography production. After moving to Miami Beach my focus shifted towards digital technology and the pre and post processing of images. It was during this time that I developed relationships with local businesses and assisted in the design of advertisements for print magazines. Through all these adventures my love for creating images never left me, but my accumen for producing quality and clarity of vision only increased.

I have worked catolog shoots in the hot Florida sun and multi-hour "knock out" sessions in the studio into the following evening. I have traveled throughout the...

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Employment

Pete Barrett Photography
Assistant/Gaffer/Key Grip
2003 - 2005
Caribbean Magazine
Principal Photographer
2001 - 2003
Magazine failed due to lack of advertising funds.
Doug Castanedo/ hotelphotography.com
First Assistant/Producer
2000 - 2003
Arthur Goldberg Studios
Studio Manager
1980 - 1983
Began as intern through NYIP and became first assistant. Performed all darkroom work and became Studio Manager at the end of my first year.

Education

SUNY at Farmingdale
Associates Degree in Electrical Engineering Techno
1983 - 1987
New York Institute of Photography
Certificate
1980 - 1982

Keywords

Photography
Lifestyle
Corporate
Fashion
Portrait
My Snapshot
Design & Multimedia
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