I grew up studying fine art and was first introduced to photography through shooting film and developing in a darkroom. However by 2010, I had taught myself the entire Adobe Creative Suite and shifted to digital. In 2012, I was mentored by esteemed photographer, Bruce Weber, and featured as a student photographer in the Emmy Award-Winning HBO documentary series, Masterclass. I have also studied under the tutelage of fashion photographer, Jeffery Licatta and journalist, Judah Passow while living in London. In my final year at Cuse, I was a photographer and editor for Jerk Magazine as well as a contributing photographer to several other outlets including the famed campus newspaper, The Daily Orange. After receiving my degree in photojournalism from S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University in 2014, I travelled back to my hometown of Baltimore, MD. I worked full-time as a photo editor for Nations Photo Lab and freelanced for several local papers and magazines, including The Jewish Times, where my coverage of the Baltimore riots in 2015 was featured as a cover story. Since relocating to the West Coast, I have become a witness to the backlash of the new administration by liberal and progressive Californians. Much of my portfolio focuses on documenting the fight for gender, race, and marriage equality in regards to social injustice and the first amendment. As a new Los Angeles transplant, I have come to embrace the commercial side of the industry. I currently freelance as a photo assistant on editorial shoots or shooting behind the scenes images for artists and celebrities. My personal explores the complexities of love and Intimacy through portraits of couples and individuals who inspire me with their confidence. This past February, I had my first solo exhibition at Fynd Talent gallery in Downton, Los Angeles. I will continue to show my work in gallery exhibitions and hope to be publishing my own photo book in the near future. You can follow me on Instagram @acitizensgallery. Below are links to my resume & contact information. I am continuously looking to diversify my portfolio and always open for work. Thank you!
If you are interested in my commercial portfolio please follow @__svetj.
WORK IN PUBLIC PLACES:
Last summer, I got into a type of photo transfer called wheatpaste. It’s a technique most commonly used for flyers and temporary advertising on busy urban streets. I started pasting my photos on the facades of buildings as public art.