EDUCATION

Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)                                                                                                                                                                                            New York, New York

Bachelor's Degree in Photography and Related Media                                                                                                                                                                             Expected 2023

Minors in Art History, Fashion History Theory and Culture, and Film and Media Studies

  • Dean's List 2018-2021 with GPA of 3.7

  • Kaufman G. Scholarship

Capital Area Technical Center- Photography, Graphic Design, and Printing                                                                                                                        2017-2018 Augusta, Maine

Gardiner Area High School                                                                                                                                                                                                   2014-2018 Gardiner, Maine

EXPERIENCE

Alexandre Vassiliev Foundation                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Paris, France

History of Fashion Digital Archive Intern                                                                                                                                                                                      May 2022 - Aug 2022

  • Undertaking condition assessments of paper works (photographs, magazines, posters, etc.)

  • Carrying out the management of online database

  • Undertaking the indexation of the fund

  • Collaborating in the tasks of conservation of books and documents, and other objects related to the history of fashion (clothes, accessories, fine and applied arts)

  • Curates and installs two exhibitions in the Paris Bureau Streetview window dedicated to movements in European fashion history

Blush Magazine                                                                                                                                                                                                                               New York, New York

Photo Director and Photographer                                                                                                                                                                                                     Feb 2022 - Jun 2022

  • Market fashion designs through creative direction of photography while maintaining integrity of Blush brand

  • Manage team of photographers and oversee all photoshoots to ensure content needed is obtained

  • Cultivate each issue as it pertains to photography of magazine

La Femme Noire - luxury skincare                                                                                                                                                                                                 New York, New York

Photographer and Retoucher                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jul 2021

  • Style fashion, props, set, and products to bring CEO’s vision to life

  • Direct models and utilize lighting techniques to create marketing content for website, social media, and packaging

Jayne Wexler Photography                                                                                                                                                                                                              New York, New York

Business Assistant                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Feb 2020 - Dec 2021 

  • Assist with lesson plans and grading for Professional Procedures and Contemporary Trends course at FIT

  • Elevated images through post-production and retouching processes to meet client standards

  • Transitioned business to online for optimal functioning during pandemic

Danikah Photography                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Gardiner, Maine 

Owner/Photographer specializing in portrait and wedding photography                                                                                                                                         Aug 2014 - Jul 2021

  • Built clientele by bonding with models and ensuring a personalized product and memorable experience 

  • Generated expense reports, invoices, contracts, and media release forms

  • Hired and managed assistants on a project-by-project basis

  • Marketed business through social media, advertisements, and merchandising 

Print FX- Print Production Specialist                                                                                                                                                                           2019-2022 New York, New York

SkillsUSA- Judge for the Maine state photography competition                                                                                                                                                   2021 Augusta, Maine

Hannah Mrakovcic- Photography Assistant                                                                                                                                                                 2020-2021 New York, New York

Sunrise Photo- Product Photographer, Retoucher, and Print Production Specialist                                                                                                     2020-2021 New York, New York

Silverbell Photography- Second Shooter                                                                                                                                                                              2016-2017 Gardiner, Maine

EXHIBITION AND PUBLICATION

Blush Magazine Front and Back cover of the 'Icon' issue https://issuu.com/blushmagfit/docs/icon_issue_blush_2022_issuu                                                      New York, NY 2022

Blush Magazine 'Crying is Encouraged' - Ten-page spread (88-97) in the 'Icon' issue https://issuu.com/blushmagfit/docs/icon_issue_blush_2022_issuu/8       New York, NY 2022

‘By Myself’ Photographic installation in group exhibition 'Untitled’ at Pomerantz Gallery                                                                                                           New York, NY 2021

Blush Magazine ‘Music and Fashion’- six-page spread (10-17) in ‘The Real Issue’   https://issuu.com/blushmagfit/docs/therealissue/10                                   New York, NY 2021

Noemi Magazine ‘Me Too’- Twelve-page spread (70-81) in the Spring/Summer 2020 issuehttps://www.thenoemimagazine.com/magazine-issues    New York, NY 2020

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC PROJECTS

‘By Myself’ - Self-portrait diary expressing self-love, loneliness, spirituality, and the art of photography                                                                                               2021- Present

‘Safe to Cry’ - Self-portraits capturing moments of intentional emotional release                                                                                                                                     2021- Present

‘Self Portraits with Strangers’ - Self-portraits capturing intimacy between artist and strangers in public                                                                                                 2021- Present

‘Uncovered’ - Nude self-portraiture in childhood home to overcome shame about nudity                                                                                                                                      2020

VIDEO PROJECTS

‘We Might Be Dead by Tomorrow’ - Dance music video depicting a romantic and sensual relationship between two women through the queer female gaze.                           2022

'Strangers'- Video art piece of a happening composed by Danikah Chartier. Two strangers meet and spend six hours getting to know one another without talking.                  2022

COURSEWORK

Photography: Internship: Career Planning, New Documentary Practices, Special Writing and Thesis Prep, Photo Concepts and Exhibition, Contemporary Photography and New Media, Professional Procedures and Contemporary Trends, Creative Theory and Practice, Creative Media, Traditional Photography, Photo 4 Project Development, Styling Prop and Set, Advanced Photographic Solutions, Photographic Styling, Geometry and the Art of Design, Color Science for Photography, Photography Post Production,  Photo 2 Photographic Techniques, Intro to Photography, Creative Approaches to Photography, Intro to Light,  Fundamentals of Design for Photography, Applications of Social Media, and Intro to Entrepreneurship.

Art History: History of Western Art/Civilization Renaissance-Modern, History of photography, American Indigenous Art and Civilization

Fashion History Theory and Culture: American History through Fabric Fashion and Dress, History of Western Costume, Fashion Art and Design, General Psychology, Intro to Jewlery Fabrication

Film and Media Studies: Intro to Film, Bollywood and the Making of India, Digital Editing Film and Video, Media Integration for Photo and Video, Multimedia Workshop, Digital Media Techniques, Digital Production Strategies,

​Upcoming coursesSenior Photography Seminar I, Life Drawing, Advanced Photo and Video Workshop, Major Directors: Fellini, Intro to Sociology, Costume and Fashion in Film, Senior Photo Seminar II, Self Promotion and Digital Portfolio, Clothing and Society, Youth Subcultures and Identity, French Cinema, and Sexuality in Cinema