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John Coles

John Coles

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Website: www.artnudeprints.com
Username:Dazzle_Studios
Status:Off-line
ID Number:209420
Member type:Photographer
City:Launceston
Region:Cornwall
Country:United Kingdom
Status:Professional
Level:Advanced
Work Preference:Stock Photo
Fashion
Print Magazine
Lingerie
Nude
Parts Modeling
Adult
Topless
Gothic
Date Joined:19 June 2011
Last Updated:22 July 2013
Last Login:05 December 2015
 
Experience:
I'm lucky enough to be based in beautiful Cornwall, but with a studio in an artist's group in Exeter, and a range of art nude and commercial work throughout the South and South West. From my first studio in London's Covent Garden way back the early 1970s, I have around 40 years of professional photographic experience, working all over the country for books, magazines, artists and galleries. I've got work in the National Portrait Gallery, and I've recently been elected as a member of 'The Guild of Erotic Artists'.

I'm particularly interested in working in Black & White, and exploring the 'boundaries' of fine art nude photography. So I've recently published (July 2013) a book called 'The Edgy Nude', and I'm currently working on a series of Erotic Nude fine art prints.

I love working with people who have a strong awareness of their body, and who are able to bring a sensual element to their poses - my way of working is to build a rapport between model and photographer, so that we create images together as a 'team'. So I love working with dancers, gymnasts, martial arts enthusiasts, as well as anyone (male or female) who has this strong sense of self-awareness.

I don't do 'implied nude', and although a lot of my images are quite subtle, a lot of them can also be quite 'full frontal' - so please don't ask me to work with you if you aren't comfortable with being naked. But I try to be considerate and polite, I have a 'no-touch' rule, and I will never insist on a pose you are not happy with!



 
Comments:
TECHNICAL STUFF: I have some important house rules which include: prior agreement on what work we are intending to do at our session; your promise that you will show up on the date (and on time)! A private changing space (dependent on location) and a dressing gown to wear between shots (so you can preserve some modesty); no physical contact between photographer and model; signed model release on the work to be undertaken. If you are under 25 (or look it - lucky you) I will photograph you holding a valid form of photo ID. I rarely work with anyone under 20 and never with a model aged under 18. If I am paying you, payment will be made at the start of the session, and if we are working TF then I will only release fully edited and watermarked images. Because my editing takes a huge amount of time, this can often be weeks after the session. Sorry!

This is quite a revealing genre of photograhy, and I have no problems with natural stretch marks, tattoos, etc. But if you shave, please make sure you are neat and tidy, and if you don't please make sure you are neatly trimmed. I won't work with a model covered in clothing marks (so please wear loose clothes prior to the shoot). I have found that it is impossible to do this kind of work with your partner present (unless they are part of the shoot), but if you are happier with a chaperone we can discuss that. We will often work in quite challenging locations, so please be prepared for that, but I do want you to feel safe, so I'm always happy with 'check calls' throughout the session, and full details left with a friend so that someone always knows where you are.

I also welcome the ideas of my models in the development of work, and shots are constantly reviewed and discussed with the model throughout the shoot - I want my models to feel comfortable working with me, and to be a full part of the creative process.

If you want fees, I'll be happy to pay pay fees (within reason, and within reasonable limits). If you would like to pay me to make a portfolio for you, then we can negotiate. If you'd like TFP or TFCD then of course I'll be delighted. Much of the time, we agree a mix of both... Win Win!

We also like to have some fun and laughs, and so my sessions are usually pretty relaxed and lighthearted, with your favourite music in the background if you remember to bring it!

Reviews from other members

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becky1987 recommends Dazzle_Studios
Added by becky1987 on 29 September 2013, shoot arranged for September 2013

had cupple shoot with jhorn easy goin gent and very good what he does I would work with him 100% again many thanks becks
emmacooper recommends Dazzle_Studios
Added by emmacooper on 08 August 2013, shoot arranged for August 2013

John is one of the most talented photographers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He really is a true artist, as is very clear from his incredible and extensive portfolio. John has a clear vision of what he would like to achieve from a shoot and gave great instruction to me when required. Pretty much every shot we did came out beautifully!

John and his lovely wife Anna made me feel very comfortable during the shoot and were very friendly and accommodating, even providing me with a very tasty lunch! They are both very easy going and chatty and I really enjoyed sharing stories throughout the day and getting to know each other.

I would absolutely love to work with John again. Great fun and incredible results - what more could you possibly ask for!
emilymarshall recommends Dazzle_Studios
Added by emilymarshall on 02 May 2013, shoot arranged for May 2013

john is such a fantastic creative photographer, he is the most creative photographer I have worked with.
his work has always inspired me and to actually have the chance to work with john was a great opportunity and fantastic experience.

john is a true professional, very artistic and likes to bring something different to a shoot which makes a shoot with him really interesting and fun.

As well as being a wonderful photographer, he is also a wonderful person. you feel at ease and comfortable straight away. he is friendly, chatty, laidback and a genuinely lovely person.

I highly recommend john 110% to all models of any experience and really look forward to working together again

Emily xxx
bekahdawn recommends Dazzle_Studios
Added by bekahdawn on 28 January 2013, shoot arranged for January 2013

John is a very kind and considerate chap,although the location we worked at involed an element of risk taking(and bravery!)he made sure my safety and comfort were top priority.He is a perfectionist in setting the scene,lighting and final pose,his stunning images are testiment to what a good artist/photographer he is.
Great fun,amazing pictures,thanks John,looking forward to working with you again soon.
Raine recommends Dazzle_Studios
Added by Raine on 30 July 2012, shoot arranged for July 2012

I had the pleasure of working with John again last week, alongside James. This was probably our most challenging shoot to date. We were quite limited for time so had to work at a fast pace and John was excellent with clear and concise direction (as always!) and communicating his ideas and how he wanted each shot.

I really enjoy working with John, he's incredibly fun to work with and dealt with what was quite a tricky location and of course two models to work with, under some pressure, with lots of good humour and professionalism. I would not hesitate to recommend working with John, we worked our socks off but managed to have a blast doing it.

Really looking forward to working with John again.

Thanks John :-D
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Added: 19 July 2013
Title: Waiting for a Sailor
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Added: 19 July 2013
Title: The Wedding Dress
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Added: 28 July 2012
Title: Who dares, Wins
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Added: 25 June 2012
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Added: 25 June 2012
Title: Retro Dodgems!
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Added: 25 June 2012
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Added: 07 May 2012
Title: Among the Phormiums
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Added: 07 May 2012
Title: Midsummer Night's Dream
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John Coles
Added: 26 April 2012
Title: Concrete Jungle
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Added: 12 April 2012
Title: Profile
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Added: 12 April 2012
Title: HoneyB with Paddle
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Added: 12 April 2012
Title: Dartmoor Sunrise
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Model(s): wintermoon
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Added: 12 April 2012
Title: Just Playing Around?
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Added: 12 April 2012
Title: Asteroid
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Title: Tantalising
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Added: 12 April 2012
Title: Flight from Dreams
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Model(s): Raine
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Added: 12 April 2012
Title: Behold
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Added: 12 April 2012
Title: Ember 56
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Added: 07 May 2012
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