Office tale of Ivo Ivanov, commercial photographer / retoucher at “lux photodigital”.

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Who are you :
My name is Ivo Ivanov.

Your current job :
Commercial photographer / retoucher at “lux photodigital”.

In which city are you located?
London

A word to define what kind of worker you are :
“consistent” or “coherent” probably describe me the best.

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..)
My wrist watch is something that is constantly with me. In professional aspect – all my camera / lens equipment, together with necessary hardware and software.

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What does your office space look like? 
It’s a photo studio – no windows, high ceiling. Brick walls, and concrete. Sounds highly sterile and not really like a great place to work, but I love it. Thus …it’s plenty of space to display huge prints on the walls : ]

What kind of music do you listen when you are working ? 
The playlist include very wide and controversial range of styles – from “Two Steps From Hell”and ” X-Ray Dog” all the way to “Rammstein”, “Megaherz”, “Offspring”, “Nirvana”…and “Ludovico Eunaldi”.

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ? 
Synchronizing with the colleagues in the studio is essential for achieving balance in a team work environment. Making a list of tasks or using “post-it” from the previous day helps a lot too.

What tips would you give to improve productivity ? 
- know the project in smallest detail;
- try to understand clients requirements from the very beginning ;
- (always)be prepared for surprises;
- know your limits – physical and mental;
- cut the social networks.

You're better than your colleagues to :
I don’t think I am better than any of my colleagues. I just have different approach to the projects, which helps the company to keep diversity and quality at the same time.

What is the best advice anyone has given you ?
“Without equipment your vision is nothing. Without vision, your equipment is nothing.”

What is your best tip for saving time ?
I always have a plan. Improvising is not a bad approach (especially when you are working in the visual industry ),but when time is counted, for me is better to be prepared in advance.

What is your routine start and end of the day ?
Breakfast and coffee in the morning, but nothing particular for the evenings.

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without
My MP3 Player+ headphones, and an urban backpack with God knows what inside is.