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I studied fine art all the way through school and college and picked up photography at high school. I received my photography degree with honours in 2009 after studying for three years in the heart of Nottingham. After a short period of work experience locally at home in Dorset, I started managing a small photography studio in my hometown of Dorchester. Here I produced family portraits and product/advertising photographs for local businesses and learnt the skills I use today. I now work completely freelance, specialising in family portraiture and photography for local businesses and events.
Ba (Hons II) Photography - Nottingham Trent University, England, 2009.
Art and Design Foundation Diploma, and Life Studies
ABC Level 1 Life Drawing - Weymouth College, Dorset, England, 2006.
AS Level Art and Design, and AS Photography - Thomas Hardye Sixth Form, Dorchester, Dorset, 2005.
AS Levels: Art, Physics, Electronics, Maths - Thomas Hardye Sixth Form, Dorchester, Dorset, 2004.
GCSE's: 2x A, 9x B, 1x C grades (- Including Art, Electronics, Geography and French) - The Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester, England, 2002.
Photographic History & Exhibitions:
November 2006 – Official photographer for Sheriffs of Nottingham; Rock/Metal music events.
October 2007 – Image published in Loaded magazine. December 2007 – Promotional Photography for DeeChristopherMagic®.
May 2007 – Publicity Photographs for "The Pit & Pendulum"; published in Pulse magazine, Nottingham.
August 2007 – First wedding event commission. Sam and Rosie Allen, Pagan wedding ceremony, ‘Seven Sisters’ Stone Circle, Nottingham, England.
May 2008 – Fashion Photography. Exhibition catalogue images for Lucy Baker Corset’s. June 2008 – First exhibition - ‘Tolerance’, Bonington Atrium, Nottingham Trent University.
August 2008 – Official Event Photographer, Puddletown Carnival, Images published in Dorset Evening Echo and Puddletown and Tolpuddle Parish Magazine. June
2009 – Second exhibition - ‘The Freedom of Conformity’, The Malt Cross Gallery, Nottingham, England. In conjunction with; PhotoRadar – Nottingham Trent’s 13th Annual Photography Festival.
July 2009 – Received my second class honours Bachelor's Degree in Photography from The Nottingham Trent Universty School of Art and Design, Nottingham, England.
November 2009 – Started working as a professional photographer and manager for photography studio 'Ryetography' in my hometown Dorchester, Dorset. Including: - First baby shoot. - Promotional portraits and event photographs for 'Wessex FM', Trinity Street, Dorchester. - Promotional and advertising photographs for 'The Spice Centre', High West Street, Dorchester. - Guest lecturer and workshop host for 'The Dorchester Camera Club', Colliton Park, Dorchester. - First two adverts featured in 'Country Life' magazine for HY. Duke & Son Auctioneers, Weymouth Ave, Dorchester.
January 2011 – Started self-employment as 'RJ. Mears Photography', Puddletown, Dorchester, Dorset, with main contracts for 'HY. Duke & Son Auctioneers', Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester and The Antique Map & Bookshop, Puddletown.
May 2011 – Third and fourth adverts published in 'Country Life' magazine for HY Duke and Son Auctioneers, Dorchester.