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Francesca Tirpak

I am a photographer, videographer, writer, journalist and designer from San Diego, California. I’m currently studying Digital Journalism at Leeds Beckett University, having recently returned from a gap year in New York City where I interned at Terrorbird Media, Girlie Action, and ATO Records. There, I undertook a variety of roles and responsibilities within the music industry marketing, publicity, and artist management.

Since moving to England from Southern California, my pursuits have grown from mainly music journalism, including concert photography and review articles, to more in-depth profile features and portrait photography. Outside of that, I’m delving further into videography and design, with a solid focus still on DIY scenes in art and music, as well as the interactions between people part of the various multifaceted subcultures she comes across.

By combining new skills in design with practiced pursuits in writing and photography, I also curate and publish a series of zines under the name Contents Under Pressure. The series has two issues out so far, pursued in partnership with fellow San Diego artist Gaib Ramirez. The publication aims to be a celebration of human interactions and a study of what connects us as a group versus what separates us as individuals.


ListenSD | Content Coordinator, Press Manager & Contributor | 2015-present
Girls that Gig | Writer & Photographer | 2017-2018
House of Solo | Writer | 2017-2018
Delinquent Magazine | Videographer & Photographer | 2018
Strange Magazine | Photographer | 2018
DE-CONSTRUKT [projekts] | Zine Curator / Darkroom & studio assistant | 2018
Leeds Beckett University Students' Union | Events Photographer | 2017-2018
Salons for Life | Design, Documentation & Social Media | 2018-2019
Terrorbird Media | Radio Marketing Intern | 2019
Girlie Action Media | Publicity + Marketing Intern | 2019
ATO Records | Marketing Intern | 2019

View published work for web or print | Download resume


Promotional content, cross-artistic collaboration, editorial services, chatting/venting about photography or journalism, advice on technique, contribution to CONTENTS UNDER PRESSURE - please come to me for whatever you need.

I always want to support fellow creatives in your aspirations and goals and I will always work to your budget, requirements and/or capabilities.

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