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Spooky

Spooky

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Website: www.meltingpotpictures.co.uk
Username:Spooky
Status:Off-line
ID Number:180452
Member type:Photographer
City:Kimpton, Hitchin
Region:Hertfordshire
Country:United Kingdom
Status:Amateur
Level:Some Experience
Work Preference:Stock Photo
Fashion
Print Magazine
Swimwear
Lingerie
Nude
Hair
Topless
Gothic
Date Joined:16 February 2010
Last Updated:12 June 2014
Last Login:26 July 2017
 
Experience:
I have been photographing models for over three years now; it has been a learning journey and although I would not say I am anywhere near being an expert, i can say I have learnt a thing or two along the way. I have shot in a number of studios and at an array of locations; I have worked with a range of wonderfully creative and lovely people.

So what does 2013 hold? I aim to continue expanding my repertoire and keep honing skills in studio lighting and off camera flash; this will also be the year I intend venture into art nude genres!

I pride myself on my professionalism and planning and my testimonials all support this. Most of my shoots are now paid although I will often put out castings for TF if I am looking to try out new ideas. A quick note on chaperones; whilst I have no issues with you being escorted to and from a shoot, I will not work with a chaperone present during the session.

Should you be interested in initiating work with me, please get in touch, but please also note that any such requests for work should either be TF or you paying me!

September 2011 - winner August round for TP Photographer of the Year.
June 2012 - officially a prize winning photographer! Was placed second in the Practical Photography / Fujifilm portrait competition.
March 2013 - winner February round for TP Photographer of the Year
April 2013 - winner March round for TP Photographer of the Year
May 2013 - winner April round for TP Photographer of the Year
December 2013 - winner November round for TP Photographer of the Year
January 2014 - winner Talk Photography Photographer of the Year!
 
Comments:
I am principally a wedding and family portrait photographer working towards my licentiateship qualification with the RPS and a BA Hons in Photography with the OCA. I enjoy working in the studio as well as on location, and now have a studio I can regularly shoot out of. I also have a strong theatrical background and am keen to get away from the white background and shoot a number of more creative projects; please drop me a line if this might pique your curiosity.

When I am not taking photographs I can be found teaching A Level Photography and TV / Film Production.

Reviews from other members

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Goldee recommends Spooky
Added by Goldee on 10 May 2014, shoot arranged for May 2014

Had a shoot with Simon this morning and from start to finish he went above and beyond professionalism..i was given all the details clearly and consisely which helped emmensely when arriving on location. I knew exactly what was expected of me so i could breeze straight into the shoot relaxed and totally at ease knowing the concepts. Simon had fantastic pre shoot communications leaving nothing to guess work...but above his amazing eye for detail and being a talented photographer he is a lovely man and dare i say in this era a perfect gentleman. I am very excited indeed to see our work and hope Simon will be shooting me again shortly. Any model would achive amazing shots with him...and be lucky to collaborate with him.
Joely21 recommends Spooky
Added by Joely21 on 04 June 2013, shoot arranged for June 2013

I had the most fantastically unique shoot with Simon this week! His casting call was simply headed "I need a zebra" and with his amazing MUA, Tammy, we created the most amazing zebra shoot! From the moment I arrived, through 2 hours of make up and body paint and then the shoot itself I had so much fun. Simon is incredibly easy going, a true gentlemen, unbelievably polite and with a great sense of humour to boot! He knew exactly what he wanted to achieve from the shoot and his direction was spot on enabling us to get some fantastic results. I've already seen the proofs and am so excited to see the full edited images.


This was my first time working with Simon and my first time being a zebra and I would whole heartedly recommend both!!


Do not miss an opportunity to work with this guy - not only is he a great photographer but he is a great person to hang out with too. Thanks so much Simon.
AnitaDeBauch recommends Spooky
Added by AnitaDeBauch on 16 March 2013, shoot arranged for February 2013

I shot fashion and boudoir with Simon at my home and would happily do so again. He is friendly, funny and great to work with and I loved the photos we got. Highly recommended!

Anita De Bauch
Samantha_Claire recommends Spooky
Added by Samantha_Claire on 23 February 2013, shoot arranged for February 2013

Had my 2nd shoot with Simon yesterday, along with my fiancé Paul. This time we were in his studio and did a couple of location shots too.
He's a lovely guy to work with and we got everything we wanted from the shoot and more! He's easy to talk to, makes you feel very comfortable and makes a great cuppa :) ....not to mention the fab pics!! Definitely recommended.
FrancescaAnne recommends Spooky
Added by FrancescaAnne on 18 November 2012, shoot arranged for November 2012

I shot with Simon yesterday for the second time, it was last minute and he was fantastic at communicating beforehand and explaining what we needed to do for the shoot which made it easy for me to prepare and get straight into it. He's a really nice guy to work with, he even brought along a fleece so I was warm between lighting set ups! I completely recommend Simon to everyone, we are sorting out another shoot for the new year with some great ideas, I'm looking forward to it! :-)

Added by FrancescaAnne on Tuesday, June 08, 2010, shoot arranged for June 2010

Simon was on time and really chatty for an early morning start, made me feel totally comfortable and was easy to work with. He already had ideas in mind already having been to the location before which made things very fluid and relaxed. I hopefully look forward to working with Simon again soon and fully recommend
Artistic Nude
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Added: 12 June 2014
Title: Rear View Mirror
Copyright: 2014 MeltingPot Pictures
Model(s): Goldee
Comments: 1
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Location Stuff
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Added: 01 May 2014
Title: Reflection
Copyright: MeltingPot Pictures 2014
Model(s): Joely21
Comments: 1
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Added: 06 October 2012
Title: In the auditorium
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Model(s): Bleeding_Rose1
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Added: 01 October 2012
Title: On the Roof #2
Copyright: 2012 MeltingPot Pictures
Model(s): Elle_Black
Comments: 1
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Added: 01 October 2012
Title: On the Roof #1
Copyright: MeltingPot Pictures 2012
Model(s): Elle_Black
Comments: 2
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Added: 20 March 2011
Title: SammieB#3
Copyright: MeltingPot Pictures 2010
Model(s): Sammie_B
Comments: 2
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Added: 22 September 2010
Title: Sammie
Copyright: MeltingPot Pictures 2010
Model(s): Sammie_B
Comments: 1
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Added: 20 March 2011
Title: SammieB
Copyright: MeltingPot Pictures 2010
Model(s): Sammie_B
Comments: 1
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Added: 20 March 2011
Title: SammieB#4
Copyright: MeltingPot Pictures 2010
Model(s): Sammie_B
Comments: 1
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Added: 20 March 2011
Title: SammieB#2
Copyright: MeltingPot Pictures 2010
Model(s): Sammie_B
Comments: 1
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Headshot
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Added: 09 April 2013
Title: Self Portrait
Copyright: MeltingPot Pictures 2013
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Added: 05 March 2013
Title: Reflection of Anita
Copyright: MeltingPot Pictures 2013
Make Up Artist: AnitaDeBauch
Model(s): AnitaDeBauch
Comments: 1
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Added: 26 February 2013
Title: Actress Headshot
Copyright: MeltingPot Pictures 2013
Model(s): Samantha_Claire
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Added: 06 October 2012
Title: Bleeding Rose Headshot
Copyright: 2012 MeltingPot Pictures
Model(s): Bleeding_Rose1
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Added: 25 August 2012
Title: Sammie B Headshot
Copyright: MeltingPot Pictures 2012
Model(s): Sammie_B
Comments: 4
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Added: 07 June 2012
Title: Sarah
Copyright: 2012 MeltingPot Pictures
Model(s): Sarah75
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Added: 11 May 2012
Title: Lisa-Marie
Copyright: MeltingPot Pictures 2012
Model(s): lisamarie91
Comments: 1
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Added: 12 April 2010
Title: Actor 01
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Added: 05 March 2010
Title: Dr Stuart Clarke
Copyright: MeltingPot Pictures
Comments: 1
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Added: 20 March 2011
Title: Leela#1
Copyright: MeltingPot Pictures 2010
Model(s): leelaw87
Comments: 1
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Added: 20 March 2011
Title: Beth #3
Copyright: MeltingPot Pictures 2010
Model(s): BettinaScarlett
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Fashion
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Added: 04 July 2012
Copyright: MeltingPot Pictures 2011
Model(s): HannahAshlea
Comments: 3
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Added: 25 August 2011
Title: HannahAshlea
Copyright: MeltingPot Pictures 2011
Model(s): HannahAshlea
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Added: 30 October 2010
Title: Autumn Fashion
Copyright: MeltingPot Pictures 2010
Model(s): leelaw87
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Spooky
Added: 20 March 2011
Title: Leela#2
Copyright: MeltingPot Pictures 2010
Model(s): leelaw87
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Landscape
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Added: 25 August 2012
Title: Sammie B #3
Copyright: MeltingPot Pictures 2012
Model(s): Sammie_B
Comments: 1
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Added: 25 August 2012
Title: Sammie B #2
Copyright: MeltingPot PIctures 2012
Model(s): Sammie_B
Comments: 2
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Added: 25 August 2012
Title: Sammie B
Copyright: MeltingPot Pictures 2012
Model(s): Sammie_B
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Spooky
Added: 11 May 2012
Title: Lisa Marie - Bluebells
Copyright: MeltingPot Pictures 2012
Model(s): lisamarie91
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Added: 20 March 2011
Title: Leela#4
Copyright: MeltingPot Pictures 2010
Model(s): leelaw87
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Spooky
Added: 23 May 2010
Title: Model in the Mist
Copyright: MeltingPot Pictures 2010
Model(s): Ellamae10
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Spooky
Added: 20 March 2011
Title: Maternity#1
Copyright: MeltingPot Pictures 2010
Comments: 1
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Spooky
Added: 21 September 2010
Title: Fields of Blue
Copyright: MeltingPot Pictures 2010
Model(s): FrancescaAnne
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Lingerie
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Added: 01 May 2014
Title: In the bathroom
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Added: 01 May 2014
Title: Katherine Velours
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Added: 01 May 2014
Title: Anita in hallway
Copyright: MeltingPot Pictures 2014
Model(s): AnitaDeBauch
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Added: 19 September 2013
Title: Anita Mono
Copyright: MeltingPot Pictures 2013
Model(s): AnitaDeBauch
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Spooky
Added: 02 March 2013
Title: Window Lit Anita
Copyright: MeltingPot Pictures 2013
Make Up Artist: AnitaDeBauch
Model(s): AnitaDeBauch
Comments: 1
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Spooky
Added: 24 October 2012
Title: 1950 Reflection
Copyright: MeltingPot Pictures 2012
Model(s): Samantha_Claire
Comments: 1
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Spooky
Added: 23 September 2012
Title: Something Noir-esque
Copyright: 2012 MeltingPot PIctures
Model(s): Fallenangel21
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Spooky
Added: 31 May 2012
Title: Into the Light
Copyright: Meltingpot Pictures 2012
Model(s): crystall
Comments: 4
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Spooky
Added: 20 March 2011
Title: Balloons Shoot#3
Copyright: MeltingPot Pictures 2010
Model(s): leelaw87
Comments: 2
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Spooky
Added: 30 October 2010
Title: EKD in the Bathroom
Copyright: MeltingPot Pictures 2010
Model(s): emmakatedawson
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Spooky
Added: 20 March 2011
Title: Beth#2
Copyright: MeltingPot Pictures 2010
Model(s): BettinaScarlett
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