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Thomas Caleb Renfro | Fashion Photographer | Manchester

Male | January 1994 | British.
100 Deansgate, Manchester M5 3EB United Kingdom

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FABULOUS ME!

I love working with people and have always been a team player. I grew up with 4 brothers and sports have always been a big part of my life at home, school and university. Photography became a hobby of mine while I was at school, studying art for GSCE.

It was a solitary activity and being in the dark room quietly developing photographs was a world away from my usual life being surrounded by people and noise.Fashion photography became of interest to me as a field where these two sides of myself could meet. In my final year at university I used fine art and textiles in my final project and a lot of my research led me to the boom of haute couture photography last century. I loved how the fast paced world of fashion combined with my passion for photography.

My job history demonstrates skills in customer relations and communication as well as being an adaptable and dependable employee.I hope to work for myself in the future. I have gained a great deal of work experience both during university and after but I am a firm believer you should never stop learning.

I work with some inpsiring people who can teach me a lot from their experience and in the ever- changing world of fashion there is no time to rest on my laurels.

HOBBIES and INTERESTS

My hobbies and interests include: Photography, Fashion, Gym, Snow Boarding, Festivals, Clubbing

CAREER HISTORY See More

July 2017 - Present

BOOHOO MAN

Northern Quarter, ManchesterStudio Photographer

Working closely with the Studio manager, it is my responsibility to set up the exposure, colour accuracy and lighting for each shot. I am responsible for the set up and background testing as well as maintaining and cleaning the studio equipment. It is my responsibility to report any issues with any of the studio equipment.

Team work is a vital part of my role here as I have to communicate with the stylists to create the desired shot.

It is a fast-paced studio atmosphere so I need to communicate clearly with the team and models to make sure we meet our daily deadlines.

June 2015 - July 2017

JUST YOUR OUTFIT

SalfordStudio Assistant

After working as an intern during the summer in 2014, I was offered a graduate role on completion of my degree.

As an assistant to the studio manager and photographer I learnt a lot in my role here. I was able to help with maintaing the equipment especially how to clean and store it quickly and safely. I was on hand to assist on the daily shoots, while observing how to communicate effectively with the models and onset stylists to achieve the composition we were looking for that day.

I was also very lucky to get to go out on several location shoots all over the North West.

July 2014 - May 2015

M3 STUDIO

Manchester City CentreReceptionist

As a receptionist at the Manchester Photography studio I was responsible for welcoming clients to the studio, general administration duties, makingand recieving calls as keeping the reception area clean and tidy.

I was asked to give each client order a final check before they were sent to print so I became better accustomed to more commercial compostition than I was previously used to.

July 2010 - June 2014

URBAN OUTFITTERS

Manchester City CentreSales Associate Part Time

My customer facing duties at Urban Outfitters were to greet and serve customers when they entered the store, advising and assisting them whenever necessary. I was also fully trained on the EPOS systems after my trial period so I could handle customer transactions.

Complaints were referred to the manager on duty so good communication and a kind demeanour were important here.


We had a range of other responsibilities in store as well, including tidying and replenishing shelves, dressing the mannequins and assisting with store deliveries.

January 2008 - November 2009

SUPERDRY

Manchester City CentreSales Associate Part Time

My customer facing duties at Urban Outfitters were to greet and serve customers when they entered the store, advising and assisting them whenever necessary. I was also fully trained on the EPOS systems after my trial period so I could handle customer transactions.

Complaints were referred to the manager on duty so good communication and a kind demeanour were important here.

We had a range of other responsibilities in store as well, including tidying and replenishing shelves, dressing the mannequins and assisting with store deliveries.

January 2007 - December 2007

NIKE STORE

Manchester City CentreSales Associate Part Time

My customer facing duties at Urban Outfitters were to greet and serve customers when they entered the store, advising and assisting them whenever necessary. I was also fully trained on the EPOS systems after my trial period so I could handle customer transactions.

Complaints were referred to the manager on duty so good communication and a kind demeanour were important here.

We had a range of other responsibilities in store as well, including tidying and replenishing shelves, dressing the mannequins and assisting with store deliveries.

EDUCATION OVERVIEW See More

September 2012 - July 2015

SALFORD UNIVERSITY

Salford, ManchesterBa Hons Photography

I started learning photography at school as part of my GSCE art project and continued it as a hobby outside school too. It became a passion of mine which is what led me to apply to study it at University.

From learning basic skills in composition to gaining confidence in my own abilities as a photographer through more academic modules (critical thinking and history) I value my time here vey highly.

For my final, self-directed project, I studied movement - using different textiles, and soft materials for a contemporary look, compared and contrasted with how these movements and materials were created in fine art paintings.

September 2010 - July 2012

TRAFFORD COLLEGE

Trafford, ManchesterArt & Design, Business Studies, Sociology

A-Levels and grades:

Art & Design A
Business Studies A
Sociology B

August 2005 - July 2010

STRETFORD GRAMMAR

Stretford, ManchesterVarious

GCSEs and grades:

Maths B
English Language B
Dual Award Science B B
Spanish C
History B
Geography C
Art A
IT AA

VOLUNTEERING See More

March 2020 - Present

THANKS ETHAN! HOMELESS CHARITY

Northern Quarter, ManchesterVolunteer

I recently started volunteering with the Thanks Ethan! Homeless Charity to help distribute hot meals every week.

Who is Ethan? – Why are we thanking him?

Ethan was born in Bolton, a town in Greater Manchester, United Kingdom in 1994 and experienced too many tragedies in his short life.

With the loss of his parents and older brother all before he was sixteen Ethan could be excused for not being positive or happy – but he was, most of the time – and being his friend or work colleague was an absolute pleasure – he openly expressed compassion for others who were less fortunate than himself – his amazing personality, infectious laugh and unique aura made time spent with him so memorable. He became involved in Fiveola in late 2013 and put a considerable amount of time and ideas into the projects but sadly passed away in June 2018 before their final launches.

In January 2019 Ethan’s friends and work colleagues thought about how they could thank Ethan for his input to the business and how the business, in remembrance of Ethan, could help rough sleepers and the homeless in Greater Manchester, who Ethan often bought food and hot drinks for, and on several occasions gave away hats, clothes and rucksacks to those who were more in need than he was.

Ethan was always thanking people for helping him get through his life struggles, and Fiveola wishes to thank Ethan for his contribution to the business, so a positive, reflective name was decided upon for a charity which will act upon Ethan’s concerns for the homeless – the Thanks Ethan! charity will strive to make a difference. Although Ethan never spent time rough sleeping, there were times in his life that he sofa-surfed and was faced with eviction and displacement from the family home. The most prominent fear that Ethan always discussed was the one of being homeless – on his way to meetings in Manchester he would stop and ask the homeless if they would like food and a drink – he didn’t do it to make himself feel better, he hoped it would make a small difference to someone's day, and now in his name we aim to make a big change to lots of people's lives and futures.

Thanks Ethan! (Ethan’s Angels) is a registered United Kingdom charity. Its expenses are paid in full by Fiveola (Manchester) Limited, which enables its trustees and volunteers to ensure that all funds donated go to the homeless communities in need.

Registered Charity Number 1185129

May sweet memories of friends from the past always come to you, when you look for them
And your inspiration, long may it last, may it come to you time and time again

Ethan Thomas Brennan, 8 January 1994 – 27 June 2018

September 2014 - August 2015

MANCHESTER ART GALLERY

SalfordVolunteer Guide

I volunteered at Manchester Art Gallery during my final year of university as it was helpful for my final project. I needed to be knowledgeable about the current exhibition and able to answer questions visitors migh have about the work on display.

Other duties included directing visitors to resources as needed, supervising the gallery spaces to ensure the safety of the artworks and being knowledgeable about emergency procedures.

September 2012 - September 2014

BROOKWORTH PRIMARY SCHOOL

SaleVolunteer Football Coach

While I was at college I enjoyed playing football and volunteered coaching a primary school team in Sale.

My duties on top of planning warm-up games and activities for the kids and helping out on fundraiser days as well as accompanying them to football matches.

KNOWLEDGE

Photography

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Fashion Design

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Photoshop

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LANGUAGES

English

Fluent

Italian

Experienced

German

Advanced

Norwegian

Experienced

Spanish

Fluent

French

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IMAGE PORTFOLIO

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SHOWCASING

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August 2018

MANCHESTER SCHOOL OF ART

Manchester Photography Fringe Silver Award
May 2014

SALFORD UNIVERSITY

Manchester 1st Place University Football League Division 1
July 2012

MANCHESTER COLLEGE

Manchester. A-Level Art Competition 2012
January 2012

MANCHESTER SCHOOL OF ART

Bolton Nnnn Photography Fringe Silver Award
January 2013

SALFORD UNIVERSITY

Manchester 1st Place University Football League Division 1
January 2012

MANCHESTER COLLEGE

Manchester A-Level Art Competition 2012

INFLUENCER

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BOOHOO MAN

We just love Tom, a naturally talented photographer and a much-loved part of our team

— Sarah Brookendale, Studio Manager
JUST MY OUTFIT

Thomas was very reliable and a joy to work with .

— Jothn F Kennedy, Director
SALFORD UNIVERSITY

Tom consistently achieved good grades but this didn't stop his hunger to improve and learn more.

— Tommy Johns, Photography Tutor
SALFORD UNIVERSITY

Very hardworking and dependable as a student, I have no doubts he will be successful in his endeavours

— Summer Thomas, Photography Tutor
BROOKWORTH PRIMARY SCHOOL

Thomas was very well-liked and enthusiastic about helping out.

— Charlotte Davies, Headteacher

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