Media and Photography Tutors
Neil Waterson, Photography Tutor
Neil Waterson is a London-based photographer whose work covers a broad spectrum of interests. He shows a fine eye for composition and detail and a tenacity and patience to achieve the best results for his clients and himself. He has over 20 years experience working for clients across the UK. This experience encompasses many disciplines. He produces Portraits and Headshots for Actors, Musicians and Dancers and has designed and produced complete CD solutions for artists within the London Jazz Scene.
His Still-life, Product and Packshot Photography has appeared in national Editorial Publishing and Advertising. He produces Architectural and Interior work for Building, Estate Management and Design clients.
His current personal projects are an extension of his interest in painting and strong graphic representation with the focus primarily on architectural forms.
Iris Helfer, Media Tutor
I have been working in media internationally on numerous productions and in a variety of roles for more than 15 years.
A graduate of the UCLA Directing Masters Program, I wrote and directed a number of short films screened in festivals and winning awards internationally. Having a great passion for film education, I have been teaching production in Israel, US and the UK.
I joined WMC – The Camden College, London in early 2015 teaching the Film & Video Production and Video Editing Courses.
Paulina Czyz, Photography Tutor
While studying towards a Degree in Journalism at the Higher School of Journalism ‘Melchior Wankowicz’ in Warsaw, Paulina began working as a photographer and picture editor assistant for a National Newspaper. She decided to move to London and continue her photography studies at London College of Communication, University of Arts, where she obtained two graduate certificates in professional photography and digital photography. She then went on to do a diploma in teaching at East London College, before becoming a supportive teacher on the Foundation Degree photography course at City of Westminster College, where she taught digital and silver based photography.
She has 10 years experience in photography and the publishing industry, where she worked as picture researcher, picture editor and photographer for various publishing houses across London such as Think, Ink and Zone publishing. Paulina specializes in interior & architecture, fashion and still–life photography.
Commercially Paulina continues to work as a commissioned photographer for private clients, business establishments and independent fashion labels. She was also contributor to The Glass Magazine, where she shot at Paris Fashion Week. Her on-going personal work mixes fashion, architecture and fine art conventions, producing digital images representing surreal worlds.
Currently Paulina is teaching fashion photography on Fashion Access course at Morley College and fashion photography workshops at City Literary Institute. She also teaches Urban and Night Photography leisure courses at Bishopsgate Institute. She joined WMC-The Camden College in September 2015.
Paulina says: “Photography to me is like a return ticket to a place or to a person. Image making can take you to the world of your dreams and desires.”
“I my teaching, apart from technical know-how, camera-handling and picture-taking skills, I try to encourage students to master the most valuable piece of kit – your eyes. By setting small but specific tasks that develop to see more deeply.”
Roulla Georgio is an established photographer in London who has worked across conceptual fine art and fashion photography platforms; who continually explores cultural identity, and brings an anthropologists eye to fashion photography. Roulla has worked in fashion photography for over ten years working with a broad range of publications; ID, The Face, Pop, Dazed & Confused; shooting fashion editorials, street photography, and documenting up and coming musicians and bands. This has led to her work being published and exhibited around London.
Roulla’s commitment to the education sector has informed and challenged her teaching; bridging the gap between industry and education. This knowledge has been shared with learners Roulla has mentored, providing learners with internships and assistants work; using her contact list and database. Roulla is a committed member of the photographic community across practice; directing learning programmes and teaching.