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Rafael Ledesma III Address: 2141 Crotona Avenue Apt. 7K, Bronx, NY 10457 cell: 718 710 8775



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BFA/Fine Art 2008 The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

New York,


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event photographer’s assistant

New york/New

Jersey 4B7B4B 7B

June 2010-Present

Prepare and maintain cameras and equipment for use Serve as secondary photographer while assisting Provide first-rate customer service in a high-end event photography company

headshot photographer New York, ny

May 2010-Present Shoot and retouch portraits according to client specifications Provide clients with affordable, high-quality images on CD

Stock Clerk

U.S. Census Bureau,

Bronx, NY

February 2009 - June 2010 Organized and distributed materials for all Census Bureau operations in The Bronx Maintained dynamic communication and distribution systems that made our office #1 in the country Kept track of supplies through a non-response follow up inventory of items in storage Managed mail to and from offices across the country of sensitive data and materials

Darkroom Technician

Small Dark Room, New

York, NY

June-November 2008 Managed job logs to ensure completion of film development, contacts and final prints within tight deadlines Cut, archived and contacted negatives according to the specifications of high-end, professional clients Served as the bridge between film processing and image printing staff members Provided great customer service

Assistant Manager

Gold Tooth Clothing, Brooklyn,


September 2005 –May 2006 Managed inventory and restocked according to sales Worked as a sales representative in a weekly vendor’s market Managed company money for reinvestment in product and display Produced clothing: Designed shirts and logos, prepared screens and silk-screened tee- shirts

Student Representative

The Cooper Union, Outreach

Program, New York, NY

June-August 2005 Managed inventory, deliveries and shipments Worked with faculty on project to streamline operation Formulated and implemented plan to move program to new location Reorganized inventory to facilitate easy access to supplies and create a better learning environment 5B8B5B 8B

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Equipment Technician The Cooper Union, Photography Department, New York, NY September-May 2004-2008

Responsible for lending photographic equipment to students

page 2 Instructed students in proper use of equipment including cameras, lights, darkroom supplies etc. Managed electronic registry of loans and returns noting condition of equipment and timeliness of return Met with faculty and students to ensure efficient service and greatest possible availability of items

Skills Film: Shooting/metering/developing/printing in all formats. Loading racks for color processing machines. B&W hand processing. Shooting and developing 16mm and super-8, alternative processes (cyanotype, van dyke, gum bichromate) Digital/design: Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Illustrator CS5, Adobe Bridge CS5, Adobe InDesign CS5 Printing: C-prints, B&W, digital, paper negative printing, silk-screening Video: Shooting Mini DV, Final Cut Pro 8, Adobe Premier Pro CS5 Foreign Languages: Spanish, Portuguese


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