Fashion/Still Life Photographer providing executive-level support for “C” level professionals and senior staff.   Employs keen technical and artistic skills, including an innate sense of fashion styling.  Takes ownership of projects and possesses a strong attention to detail.  Excellent time management and prioritization skills: adapts successfully to changing priorities.   Recognized for staff management skills: establishes and maintains an efficient high-energy team performance.   Proficient in Adobe, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.  Utilizes creative vision to ensure business goals are fulfilled. 

 

Recent Experience  

 

BIO

RODNEY KEITH FOLKERTS began his photographic journey in front of the camera as a professional model. Represented by such well-respected agencies as Elite Hommes, Fotogen , Flash and Topco, Rodney dove head first into print and commercial work, as well as runway modeling. Rodney's high-profile career took him from his native Atlanta, Georgia to such exotic locales as South Africa, Tokyo, Italy and most of Europe. With so much aesthetic and cultural stimulation, Rodney quickly and readily developed a keen sense of styling, posing and an understanding of the "art" of photographic lighting. Once he picked up a camera for the first time, his real passion was born. "I was amazed at how much I loved taking pictures - and how good I was at it," he says. "This hidden talent just appeared and I knew what I was meant to do." Armed with confidence, determination and an appetite for success, Rodney decided that a move to the artistic capital of the world - New York City - was necessary in order to take the photography world by storm. It was definitely the right choice: Rodney soon found his niche, and was quickly embraced as one of NYC's hottest, most sought-after talents.

Fashion E-Commerce Photographer for HBC Digital, Saks, Lord and Taylor and Saksoff5th

• Regularly met and/or exceeded daily production goals, which were nearly doubled during the last year.

• Communicated among all on set crew, merchandise assistants and management. Kept all participants informed of progress, styling issues and changes to schedule.

• Researched competitor analyses and proposed ideas for improved customer experience.

• Partnered with the Style Manager in creating company’s E-commerce site styling standards and style reference look book.

• Called upon as first choice photographer for luxury designer brands: Ralph Lauren, Akris and Armani.

• Recognized by Manager as top E-commerce Photographer. Cited for attention to details and assurance of quality.

• Awarded 2015 recipient of the company’s “Click It Forward Award” in recognition of dedication, collaboration and teamwork.

• Mentored daily team encouraging individual professional development.

HBC Digital Photographer's Manager Year End Comments:


“ Rodney repeatedly met his production goals. When the creative direction moved to unrecognizable models, Rodney took the increased item count and changes to video in stride. His communication skills have developed well and his confidence allows him to run his set in a professional manner. He is extremely proactive about competitor analysis, often sending ideas or references that he thinks may improve the quality of the customer’s experience.

Rodney saw great success in accomplishing the goals set to shoot and develop the Men’s site standard alongside the Men’s Style Manager. Since then he has moved on to shooting all the divisions and has worked hard to develop good relationships with the entire Style Management team. Rodney has a keen eye for detail and a siold understanding of materials and merchandise. He continually pushes his crew’s professional opinions but ultimately take responsibility for the final product.

Throughout the year Rodney has proven himself as a Photographer by remaining flexible, taking feedback and leading his crew confidently. In the coming year I expect to see Rodney broaden his skills further. I hope that he will be a go to team member when it comes to shooting more challenging merchandise. He is extremely valued member of our team and I look forward to his continuing growth.”



 

HMX Group – New York, NY                                                                    

Senior In-House Fashion/Still Life Photographer

• Retailer whose brands include Hickey Freeman, Hart Schaffner Marx, Bobby Jones, Ivanka Trump, Misook, Christopher Blue, Worn, Jag, Coppley.

• Produced and edited high quality photo images and marketing HD videos.

• Managed and maintained in-house photo studio and equipment.

• Maintained independent photo studio within the company.

• Produced marketing material and corporate e-commerce umbrella brands in conjunction with Marketing.

 

 

 

Founder/Owner/CEO: YOU IN PICTURES® Productions

• Owner / Freelance Fashion Photographer – www.youinpictures.com•

Created and edits high fashion images for publication and promotion. Specializes in location and model scouting.

• Published in: The Wall Street Journal, Crain’s New York and Crain Communications, DNR-WWD, Black Book, Time Out Magazine, Costco.com, Next Magazine, HX Magazine, Gladd.org

• Clients include: Jill Zarin (“Real Housewives of New York”), Streets of George Town, Paris Commune Restaurant, Steelo Clothing.

 

 

 

 

 

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