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Rebecca Skinner
32 Partridge Street
Franklin, MA 02038
phone 508-346-3535

Years Assisting: 3
Rates: $150/day; $75/half day; $20/hour
References: Audrey Goforth 8282539871
Education: Some Photography classes
Formats: 35mm
Darkroom Skills:
Other Skills:
Owns a driver's license, Truck and drives standard.
From the Assistant:

9/97 - 8/99
Audrey Goforth Photography
Asheville, N.C.

Assistant Photographer

Responsibilities include: Minor shooting. Lighting of subjects using off camera flash or reflectors. Clerical work such as filing, ordering, masking negatives, putting together albums, and answering phone. Carrying equipment.

1/98 - 5/99
Weststar Photographic
Asheville, N.C.

Custom Color Printer

Responsibilities include: Making the highest quality prints possible. Running E-6 and C-41 through dip and dunk processors. Shooting internegatives, conversion negatives, and 4x5 duplicates. Keeping an organized work area in order to stay ahead of strict deadlines. Daily maintenance on processors.

7/97 - 11/97
Iris Photographic
Asheville, N.C.

Printer - Customer Service Representative

Responsibilities included: Printing all machine prints, sizes ranging from wallet to 8x10. Maintaining comfortable relationships with clients. All aspects of customer service.

9/94 - 7/97
J.W. Photo Labs
Raleigh, N.C.
Department Head - Custom Color Printer

Responsibilities included: Making the highest quality finished color print possible, sizes ranging from wallets up to 30x40 murals. Daily maintenance on RA-4 processor. Inventory control.

10/92 - 6/94
Instant Replay / Jack Rabbit Photo
Raleigh, N.C.


Responsibilities included: Opening and closing of store, mixing chemistry, regular maintenance on C-41 processor and Noritzu machines, inventory control, machine printing B+W and color prints up to 11x14, color balancing.


University of North Carolina at Asheville
One University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804

Fall of 2000 - Photography 1: Coursework included black and white photography, the camera, exposure and lens function, development and enlarging. Pinhole photography.
Grade: A


Have shot a hand full of weddings and other functions, models

“Picture This”, a North Carolina child abuse fund-raiser held in Raleigh, N.C. on April 19, 1997.

City Gallery’s Fifth Annual Artists Hanging held in Raleigh, N.C. in May of 1997.

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