HELLO THERE!

Thank you for visiting my website.

My name is Kate Davies-Benadé. This is my portfolio of personal and commercial photography.

Currently I am the E-commerce Head of Product Experience for Danish brand Bestseller. Based in Amsterdam, NL.

SERVICES
CONSULTANCY

Unsure how to setup a photographic studio space? Or what content you actually need to drive sales? From lighting and camera gear, capturing and post production software, to creating style guides for your business, I consult on all of the above.

PHOTOGRAPHY

I produce various styles of photography, depending on clients needs. The most integral part of our journey, is to identify the correct type of visuals for your brand and shoot content accordingly. From product shots, to flay lays, in studio and on location, your visuals are your selling tool.

POST PRODUCTION

Grading, tweaking, cleaning up and resizing of visuals for various platforms is a big part of my overall service. It is vital that the images shared with your audience of of the highest quality. to engage with them on an immediate level.

WORK EXPERIENCE

I have over 10 years of photographic experience working with some of the top companies in South Africa and Europe.

May 2020 – current

E-commerce Head of Product Experience for bestseller.com and brands. Based between Head Office in Amsterdam and Studios in Poland. Responsible for Product Experience team consisting of E-commerce photo studio (Goleniow, Poland) well as Enrichment and Localization teams (Amsterdam, Netherands).

March 2019 – April 2020

E-commerce  Digital Content | Photo Studio Manager for bestseller.com and brands. Based between Head Office in Amsterdam and Studios in Poland. In the first 6 months, I successfully implemented workflow software, restructured team to adopt lean working environment and increased throughput and speed to market by 80%.

 November 2016 – February 2019

 

 
Freelance photographer, content producer and consultant for international and local companies including Uber Eats, Twelve Apostles Hotel, Cash Crusaders, Traders Warehouse, CODE Clothing, Lulu & Marula and Red Dingo International

August 2012 – October 2016

Senior Photographer at Style 36 | Studio Manager at spree.co.za (now superbalist.co.za)

June 2008 – July 2012

Manager, Digital Division – Sunshine Company
FOCUS ON

Brand specific/relevant content
E-commerce photography
Lean workflow software
Balancing internal/external post production
Decrease WIP to absolute minimum
Increase speed to market

PRESS

Between 10 and 5
CT Photographic Society
PhotographyBlogger.Net
African Digital Art

EXHIBITIONS

365 Days in Infrared
715 Nanometre
The Living Years

GET IN TOUCH

I love to listen and I am eagerly waiting to talk to you regarding your project. Get in touch with me if you have any queries and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Call Me
+31 (0) 68 264 3940
Visit Me
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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