David Gipson - Freelance Photo Industry Professional – (May 1993 – Present)
Professional photography and production for a variety of NYC, Miami & LA based clients; studio and travel experience; valid NYS Drivers License & US Passport.
Bathhouse Studios – Operations Manager - (October 2004 – November 2011)
Produced photo shoots for magazines, catalogs and advertising agencies for various industry leaders at a boutique professional photography studio on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Handled special projects for TV and movie companies, as well as fashion shows, product launches and private events. Responsible for interacting with and booking studio time for all clients; ensured full production capabilities for each piece of business; managed a staff of full-time and freelance personnel. Lead contact for new business.
5th & Sunset Enterprises NY – Director, Studio Operations – (Sept 2001 – Feb 2004)
Responsible for the management of six professional photography studios and staff to run them efficiently and productively and within client budget guidelines. Responsible for client relations and new business development.
Jon Ragel Photography – Freelance Photo Assistant / Producer – (Jan 2000 – Present)
Full-time freelance photo assistant / producer for a busy celebrity, advertising, catalog, and editorial photographer. Responsible for lighting sets, running film, renting equipment, transportation and maintaining constant communication with vendors and clients during pre- and post-production for domestic and international shoots.
Kwaku Alston Photography - Producer / Studio Manager - (April 1999 - January 2000)
Responsible for the day to day operations of a busy, bicoastal celebrity photographer whose clients are based in both NY and LA. Produced photo shoots from inception to completion on both coasts; managed all studio personnel and freelance assistants; trafficked all paperwork and billing for accounts receivable; interacted with clients and communicated daily with industry professionals (i.e., rental studios, equipment vendors, caterers, labs, assistants, agencies, etc.)
Popular Club Plan - Assistant Studio Manager / Photographer - (April 1997 - April 1999)
Assisted the studio manager of a $3M/year catalog studio that annually produced two 600pp and twenty-four supplemental product catalogs. Created budgets and lay-out presentations; managed schedules for the photographers' daily work loads; trafficked paperwork and archived film. First assistant to the Director of Photography; managed all studio assistants; photographed a variety of sections of the catalog.
"David is one of the most trustworthy, sincere and hardworking people I know, and I have worked with him on many difficult and demanding productions. He is knowledgeable in every facet of our industry, but he also has the strength and stamina to be a rock. He is a team player who is well liked by everyone that works with him. David is a genuine person. I have the utmost respect for him and his work. Driven and committed, anyone would be lucky to have him on their team. I highly recommend David!"
-- Richard Hall, Owner at Richard Hall, Inc
"I have known and worked with David for many years and I am pleased to be able to say that he is outstanding individual to work with. David is very motivated, conscientious and knowledgeable, he brings a wealth of experience to any shoot. David is always a pleasure to work with and I have no hesitation in recommending him as a valuable asset for your project."
-- Andrew Simpson, Owner at Found it Locations
"I have known David for many years, seeing him grow and evolve has been nothing but a pleasure. He is professional, approachable and extremely creative. I do not hesitate to work with him, every chance that I get."
-- Raquel Duarte, Senior Print Producer at Lloyd & Co
"I've had to pleasure of working with David Gipson for over 10 years. Communication has always been seamless. He is creative, hard working, generous and an overall great guy."
-- Berns Rothchild, Independent Producer
"Dave Gipson has been a great asset to me over the past 2 years. He is a knowledgeable photographer who understands all aspects and inner workings of a photo shoot. He has been a clutch performer time and time again."
-- Richard Cadan, Photographer
"I've known and worked together with David for years. We initially met as photo assistants and I found him to be dependable, efficient and kind. In recent years, I've come to know him as a photographer negotiating budgets and accommodating clients needs. He has always been an honest hard worker and a very supportive friend and colleague."
-- Wendy Hope, Photographer
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