Why Future Me?
Future Me is a blog that was set up to explore the reasons behind my Final Major Project (FMP), contribution to the planning of the Photography Degree Show at the University of Cumbria and reasoning behind the choices I make for my the presentation of my FMP, along with anything relating to photography and my future employment.
I am an energetic, organised, motivated individual that has experienced many different ventures. Working under my own initiative or as part of a team has always been a winning attribute of mine, along with my enthusiasm, tenacity, positive attitude and love of new challenges and hard work.
February 11 2017- March 4 2017, Celebrating Copeland – part 1 at Florence Arts Centre
Taking what I have learned through my time at the University of Cumbria I held a successful exhibition of my work. This required curating the photographs, planning the workshops and pricing of the prints.
Red Eye, Hothouse Carlisle – December 6
At this event I exhibitied a portfolio of my work. The portfolio was from three bodies of work that I had undertaken in my first and second years at the University. To create the images I had to plan, research and comunicate with the people involved due to the locations and nature of the the projects.
Egremont 2Day – May 2014 – Present
Head of Photography and Sport
Since starting with the Egremont 2Day, firstly as a contributor and then Staff Photographer and Sports Reporter before becoming Head of Photography and Sport I have acquired vast amounts of knowledge and connections in the local sporting community.
In these roles I have developed the sporting content for both the website and print edition of the Egremont 2Day to contain more than rugby league and cricket to covering three different rugby league clubs, three cricket clubs and rugby union.
Big Green Company – February – April 2014
In this position I was encouraging people to make an appointment for a survey for solar panels (electric). I was required to work independently from the team with minimal contact from the team manager. I had to build an instant connection with the customers using my energetic, positive attitude and tenacity to generate leads for the company. This required me to be inventive with the ways I engaged customers but always always keeping a polite and friendly approach even when customers were less than polite in return.
Haile Genealogy – August 2013 – January 2014
This was two years worth of research and work that culminated in the launching of this self-employment venture. As the owner of the company I was responsible for conducting market research, creating financial forecasts for the year, start up costs, creating advertising material and the continual development of the business plan.
The products that were produced came in several variations that had to be produced within a turn around of two-to-three weeks.
St. Bees Private and Day School – August 2009 – July 2011
Assistant Manager – Swimming Pool
Having started with the company as a lifeguard and swimming teacher I advanced to assistant manager. This brought new duties along with the cleaning, teaching and life-guarding. These were creating rotas, public swimming timetables, lesson planning and money handling.