Johnathan Williams

Music and Portrait photographer

Personal Profile

A hardworking, outgoing individual who is always self-motivated and enthusiastic to produce creative content. An excellent communicator with outstanding organisation skills alongside a passion for all fields of photography. My journey as a music photographer started in 2015 after photographing a small concert for a local artist based in Birmingham. Since then I've photographed various live shows and festivals ranging from Reading and Leeds, Wireless, MADE & Parklife.

Experience

GRM Daily   Music & Events Photography

May 2017 - Present (Freelance)

Based in East London, GRM Daily is an established music publication/record label.

During my time at GRM Daily, I have photographed various music festivals ranging

from Reading & Leeds, Wireless, Park-life, We are, MADE & 0121 Fest. I also

shoot rap and Indie rock concerts in Birmingham at the o2 Institute & Academy

Birmingham City University     

Technical workshop Monitor

January - July 2019

While studying at BCU, I worked part-time in the Hires and Loans department.

As a member of staff I

Provided technical support to students and faculty hiring equipment 

Prepared and maintained camera equipment for collections and returns 

Assisted the Hires and Loans technicians in stock checking duties

Pret-a-portrait   Photography Assistant 

May 2018 - Present (Seasonal work)

I am currently employed as a photography assistant for Pret-a-portrait.

This role involves visiting primary schools, Interacting with the students

and assisting the photographers during shoots.  

Assembling studio backdrops

Checking camera equipment for faults 

Organising the students for their class photos 

Infinitive music   Events Photography

September 2018 – Present (seasonal work)

Infinitive music specialises in large-scale Asian weddings providing photo, video & entertainment services for couples on their special day. I currently freelance for the company as a seasonal wedding photographer.

Flying Tiger      Sales Assistant 

September 2018 –  May 2018

Whilst being employed as a sales assistant some of my responsibilities 

included stocking checking/replenishing, meeting sales targets, finding

ways to improve customer experiences and replanning of the shop floor

when new stock arrives.

Key Skills

Critical Thinking

Problem Solving

Resourceful 

Reliability

Adaptability 

Creative Thinking

Sketch Creatives   Product Photography

June 2018 – September 2018

Sketch Creatives is a Birmingham based agency with a diverse range of skills across graphic design, web design and digital branding. I worked alongside sketch as a freelance product photographer. While working for Sketch creatives I photographed products for companies such as Segbo scooters and Marrlows Diamonds 

Technical Skills

Years of experience 

Photography 

2

Graphic 

Design

4

Photoshop

editing image

2

Premiere Pro

Video Editing

2

Social Media

Marketing & Branding

1

Events 

Planning

Education

Birmingham City University 

BA (Hons) Media and Communications 

First Class Honours

2016 - 2019

Media Photography                1st        Editoral Photography         1st

Commercial Photography       1st        Popular Music Culture       1st 

Public Relations.                      2:1       Broadcast Journalism        2:1

Plantsbrook Sixth Form 

A Levels

2016 - 2019

Media Studies        B

Art & Design           C

General Studies      C

Kingsbury school  

GCSE

2009-2014

Art & Design        A      English               B

Photography        A      Mathematics      C

Media Studies      B      Science             C

Achievements 

Class of 2019 graduate speaker

July 2019

Punch Records Arts Award

October 2016

Media student of year

Plants-brook sixth form

2016