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Arthur Hylton

Photographer | Visual Artist

Born & Raised In East Flatbush Brooklyn. Mused Based Photographer Arthur Hylton Creates Imagery Reminiscent of His Experiences as An “African-american”" Boy Born To Jamaican Parents, a Teenager Traveling the world as a military service member & now a civilian Stretching the boundaries of his visual voice. Standing Firm on his stance of keeping his images “as Edit free as possible.” He intends to force his subjects & Audience to see the world as it really is… not as they want it to be.


Profile

Visual artist with 10 years of experience, specializing in videography, digital and film photography, fashion, portraits, and still-life photography. Proficient in capturing high quality images and organizing materials for photoshoots, while exhibiting professionalism at all times.

WORK HISTORY | FINE ART

Arthur Hylton Images | New York Aug 2014 – Present

Owner/ Freelance Photographer

• Image creator using photo and video capturing equipment for clients.

• Specializes in headshots, dramatic portraiture & abstract architecture.

• Use image editing software to correct blemishes in photos, cropping photos, adjusting contrast, tone, or lighting using Adobe Media applications.

• Consultant to brands on themes for magazines, visual campaigns and photo shoots.

• Proficient in film, digital and black & white photography well as HD video recording.

United Photo Industries | Dumbo, New York Sept 2017 – Present

Programing Inter/ Lead Photographer

• In-House Photographer for all United Photo Industries events.

• Official photographer for the Photoville Re-purposed Shipping Container Festival.

• Prepare, review and analyze submission for upcoming galleries shows.

• Curate galleries, stage artwork and photographs for upcoming exhibitions.

• Produce high resolution still and video images of the Gallery’s fine arts collection.

• Create high-resolution, quality images & video of the gallery’s collection artworks, temporary and permanent exhibition installations, gala’s & events.

• Photograph a variety of two and three dimensional art objects including paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, and graphic arts.

• Evaluate technical requirements for photography and other digital imaging projects.

• Work closely with Public Relations Manager, Social media coordinator, outside editors and PR Team to prepare pre-press digital files for a range of applications.

• Maintain and recommends upgrades to digital imaging equipment.

New York Edge | Brooklyn, New York Jan 2018 – Jan 2019

Photography Instructor | PS/IS 178 St. Clair McKelway

• Organized, lead and promoted interest in the Visual Arts, including incorporation of Art History into lessons.

• Taught principles and techniques of photography, while establishing safety procedures to students in the activities.

• Evaluated the technical requirements of each project, selecting cameras, scanners, video cameras, proper accessories and supporting equipment for each assignment to produce final images that meet the school’s standard of quality.

• Maintained and recommended upgrades to digital imaging equipment.

• Supervised and oversaw the daily operation of the photography studio and digital imaging equipment, including cleanup of classrooms at the end of day.

• Helped students observe, discuss, write about their art and find their “Visual Voice.”

Who Wore That Magazine | New York Oct 2015 – Feb 2016

Lead Photographer

• Captured, processed, cataloged final image choices for printing.

• Responsible for supervising and managing personnel, models and talent.

• Liaised with the organizers and models on required theme.

• Prepared shoot site with equipment and tools as needed for particular projects.

• Undertook photography contracts and coordinated with creative director and the client.

Jose Pagãn Photography | New York April 2015 – Oct 2017

Assistant to Lead Photographer

• Evaluated technical requirements for photography

• Prepared sets according to the customer’s requests and the photographer’s needs.

• Unload; set up the cameras, tripods, lights, and other equipment the photographer will use for the session.

• Managed work sites and equipment set up and other logistics.

• Captured images and video at mentor’s request using image capturing devices.

• Supervised the daily processing of images for lead photographer.

• Use image editing software to correct blemishes in photos, cropping photos, adjusting contrast, tone, or lighting using Adobe Media applications on during and after sessions.

• Handled customer inquiries, processing payments, distributing orders, and assisting customers during photo shoots.

• Work closely with Public Relations Manager, Social media coordinator and PR Team on event photography schedule & needs.

• Maintain and recommends upgrades to digital imaging equipment.

• Accounted for waste of supplies, film, batteries and equipment.

• Secured, cleaned and closing the workspace after client sessions.

U.S. Navy April 2009 - June 2013

Public Relations Officer/ Military Squadron Liaison

• Military Squadron Digital Media Custodian who captured all military squadron events and award ceremonies for yearly military scrapbooks.

• Captured photos of military aircraft and mechanical support equipment.

• Use image editing software to correct blemishes in photos, cropping photos, adjusting contrast, tone, or lighting using Adobe Media applications on during and after sessions.

• Developed photos and created framed collages as gifts for V.I.P military members.

PHOTOGRAPHIC SKILLS

• Extensive experience of capturing images in the studio, on location, galleries, and outside and at off-site locations.

• Experience using Hasselblad, and similar brand medium format digital systems.

• Experience using 35mm digital capture systems and associated software capture programs

• Experience using 35mm film capture systems and processing images in a darkroom

• Use image editing software to correct blemishes in photos, cropping photos, adjusting contrast, tone, or lighting using Adobe Media applications on during and after sessions.

• Excellent knowledge of flash photography equipment.

• Exceptional Knowledge of shooting in natural light.

• Excellent interpersonal skills and customer service skills.

• Proficient in PC and Macintosh Operating Systems, Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

• Skilled at communicating with clients and advising them on poses and gestures that are visually pleasing.• In-House Photographer for all United Photo Industries events.


FEATURES

• Rolling Out Magazine/ Lusters - New York Style Icon 2016

•   Hunks For Hope Against Domestic Violence Leadership Award (2016)

•   Photoville - CONTAINER EXHIBITION Finalist: New York Film Academy – Student and Alumni Exhibition (NYC 2017)

•   Taji Magazine - "Must love Beards" (Aug 2016)

•   Essence Magazine - "Issa Snack! 19 Beautiful Bearded Black Men Reveal What It's Like Being In the #BeardGang" (2017)

•  The Huffington Post - "Bearded Dapper Gents: Changing The Narrative And Perception Of Black Men One Image At A Time." (July 2016)

•  DLG Media Inc (dlgmedia.nyc) - "Bearded Dapper Gents Demystify Young Black Men Stereotypes." (July 2016)

•  GreySuede.com - "Bearded Dapper Gents: Changing the Narrative and Perception of Black Men." (July 2016)

•  Projectinkblot.com - "Kendrick, Spike, Bearded Dapper Gents - No Stereotypes Here! (July 2016)

•  Naturally Happy Hair Magazine Summer of 2016 Edition - "Beyond The Dome."

•  The Huffington Post - "I Am A Man! Young Black Men Continue to Use Their Images to Change The Narrative." (Dec -2016)

•  Taji Magazine - "Good Black Man Profile: Nestle Snipes" (Dec 2016) 

Awards

•   Rolling Out Magazine/ Lusters - New York Style Icon 2016

•   Hunks For Hope Against Domestic Violence Leadership Award (2016)

•   Photoville - CONTAINER EXHIBITION Finalist: New York Film Academy – Student and Alumni Exhibition (NYC 2017)

 

EXHIBITIONS

•  New York Film Academy Graduation Show [2017]

•  Photoville - Container Exhibition Finalist: New York Film Academy – Student and Alumni Exhibition [2017]

•  Photoville - New York Film Academy – Alumni Exhibition [2019]

VOLUNTEER WORK

Hunks for Hope Against Domestic Violence | Brooklyn, New York                                                  

•   Hunks for Hope Board Member.

•   Recruit male team members as representatives to raise social awareness of domestic violence in local communities.

•   Partner with self-defense instructors to host free self-defense courses for women.

•   Organize annual empowerment workshops that teach women and men about self-love, self-awareness, fiscal responsibility.

•   Capture and edit portraits of male representatives for annual calendar and online brand marketing.

 

The Bearded Dapper Gents Collective for Men’s Empowerment | Brooklyn, N.Y.                              

•   A Brothers Duty - Program providing mentorship & custom suits to at risk young men.

•   Raised $15k for our initiative through crowdfunding.

•   Recruited five young men as mentees to provide guidance, motivation, emotional support, role modeling and career path assistance.

•   Partnered with New York based organizations [Pens for Power, 100 Suits for 100 Men & Foster Care Unplugged] to fight child literacy & to address the needs of underprivileged men and women in need of business attire in the New York City area.

•   Awarded “Lusters 2016 New York Style Icons.”

 

Spread Love the Brooklyn Way | Brooklyn, New York                                                  

•   Donation based nonprofit that provides food, clothing and toiletries to underserved & homeless individuals.

•   Negotiated prices for food & supplies from local wholesalers for our initiatives

•   Developed relationships with various soup kitchens, shelters and churches to recruit individuals and families to serve

•   Partnered with entrepreneurs in the Tri-State area as our “Street Team” for delivery and dissemination of goods at designated locations