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Kevin W

Kevin W

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Website: Under Construction & Coming Eventually!
Username:carshaltonkev
Status:Off-line
ID Number:122449
Member type:Photographer
City:Carshalton / Surrey / Greater London
Region:London
Country:United Kingdom
Status:Amateur
Level:Experienced
Work Preference:Fitness Model
Stock Photo
Fashion
Runway
Print Magazine
Swimwear
Lingerie
Glamour
Hair
Topless
Date Joined:31 August 2007
Last Updated:06 May 2017
Last Login:22 October 2017
 
Experience:
Hello I'm Kevin and I look forward to working with you.

Welcome to my profile. I hope there are some pics on here that you like! No, you don't have to read all this- blah blah blah!

I live in Carshalton in the South London/ Surrey area. Hence my user name. In the past I was a professional photographer (mostly news and weddings) and I decided to try out taking model pics about 9 years ago- in order to diversify, practice my photography, stop my cameras gathering dust, try to keep my skills sharp and (most important!) have some fun. I do not make any money out of photography these days. I just spend money on it! I have done about 70 model shoots so far, with around 24 different models. I prefer to work outdoors. English weather permitting!

In no particular order (and whether you are interested or not!) to give you an idea of my photographic taste, "famous" photographers whose work I like and admire include Bill Brandt, Ernst Haas, Man Ray, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Martin Parr, Bill Cunningham and Walker Evans. (None are on Purestorm, but then, only Martin and Bill are still alive!) And one I least like- Diane Arbus. Ugh!

I mainly work with semi-professional models with some experience. I usually pay around £25 to £30 ph and work to a mild glamour level. I am not great at fashion photography, but I want to do some to try to improve! £40 ph and £50 ph models are unfortunately out of my league. I do not shoot nude or "top shelf" or stronger. You will not only get paid, you will also get emailed as many photos as you want for your portfolio. I expect to pay for models. Few things in life are free!

Ideally I would also like to work with some very pleasant attractive photogenic models who are aged over 35. Sadly there are not enough around! I am also always keen to photograph biker chicks with their bikes.

If you are a beginner model and look good, you're building a portfolio and you are interested in a FTP shoot, please contact me.

When I was a professional photographer (1995-8, in the era of film, not digital) I often worked with famous people. I was once filmed for 2 hours on a shoot by BBC2. (Edited down to about 3 minutes!) I did not work with models, but I had to make important people look their best.

THIS IS A MINIMAL EDITING- MINIMAL AIRBRUSHING - NO PHOTOSHOP ZONE! I believe photos should be captured by a camera and not created on a computer. I aim for getting it right first time. I do amend colours and exposures if I get them wrong, and I do use sharpening if pics come out of the camera soft, but most of my images are untouched. If you insist on always looking flawless and overedited, and want to look like a barbie doll, then I am probably not the photographer for you!

 
Comments:
THIS IS THE SMALL PRINT! I am not a moaner, but...

Chaperones. It is rare that models insist on chaperones being present at a shoot with me. But when they have, the models lack of comfort on the shoot has usually been apparent in the results. I won't say no chaperones, but they can be a distraction. I am not totally strict about them, but personally I don't think they are needed, especially not in a professionally run studio. Chaperones are very welcome to stay in the reception area of the studio- if they have one. Hopefully my feedback will reassure you that I am OK to work with- or check with any models I have worked with. If you do want to bring a chaperone, please let me know before the shoot. Please don't just turn up with one unannounced!

Pretty Please! I will do everything I can to turn up to an arranged shoot and turn up on time and I expect models to do likewise! Please do not to go out nightclubbing until 5 am (or drinking until you are sick!) the night before a shoot. Yes I have had this with models- a few times! Feeling ill or dog tired through no sleep! Even if you do actually manage to get out of bed and turn up, you will be too tired and hung over to look your best- and my aim is to make you look as good as possible! I have had lots of models arrive an hour late too! ("Sorry I was getting ready"?!)

Models who no show on studio shoots with no prior notification and no good reason, leaving me to be moaned at by a peeved studio owner, as well as out of pocket with nothing to show for it, will not impress me much! Fortunately this is rare!

Please think about your outfits. Shoes caked in dried mud don't go well with lingerie! Screwed up badly creased clothes won't look great! It's just common sense really.

ANYWAY- (congratulations if you have read this far!) I AIM FOR A FUN, RELAXED AND ENJOYABLE SHOOT! It is not like work.

Reviews from other members

There are 26 positive recommendations for carshaltonkev Click here to read them all
Franka recommends carshaltonkev
Added by Franka on 23 October 2015, shoot arranged for October 2015

I had a brilliant photo shoot with Kevin in the beautiful Richmond park and I cannot recommend him highly enough to anybody thinking of working with him.
Kevin is a genuinely lovely person and brilliant photographer; very professional, reliable, respectful, with great communication and clear creative ideas.
He knows exactly what he wants to achieve and is brilliant at guiding the shoot and presenting ideas, but also was totally open to my input.
He has a natural eye for composure and his execution of an idea is spot on.
We managed to fly through a range of different outfit changes and styles and the pictures I have seen look awesome.
The time went by far too quickly and I hope to work with him again in the future!
Thank you Kevin for the highly enjoyable and productive shoot. Best wishes, Franka x
Gazelle recommends carshaltonkev
Added by Gazelle on 14 October 2014, shoot arranged for October 2014

Lovely man to work with.
Likes the natural approach,with no editing.
Takes some lovely natural images.
Lots of patience, and a gentleman.
sammijo86 recommends carshaltonkev
Added by sammijo86 on 30 June 2014, shoot arranged for June 2014

I have been shooting with Kevin for many years now and its a pleasure every time. He has great pre shoot communication, arrives in good time and is pleasant and friendly throughout the shoot. He is happy for you to suggest ideas and outfits too. Highly recommended. I look forward to next time. . .
fionajane recommends carshaltonkev
Added by fionajane on 13 January 2014, shoot arranged for January 2014

Kev is such a genuinely lovely guy, so easy to chat to - and as I've worked with him a few times now I feel like I'm catching up with an old friend each time, we always crack on and get some great shots to! Highly recommended!
FrancescaAnne recommends carshaltonkev
Added by FrancescaAnne on 28 October 2013, shoot arranged for October 2013

I shot with Kev on Saturday and would highly recommend him to any model - he was chatty, fun and friendly and very easy to get on with. He was also supportive of the lesser experienced photographers in the group as well and was very considerate, and had lots of good ideas. The time we shot together for each set really flew by! We managed to pack lots of shots into each set, as he let me pose freely and gave good direction here or there when needed or if an idea came to mind. Kev's a thoroughly nice person and I highly recommend him to shoot with and would definitely shoot with him again :-)
Fashion
Kevin W
Added: 01 January 2016
Title: Gazelle
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Model(s): Gazelle
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Kevin W
Added: 01 January 2016
Title: Gazelle
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Model(s): Gazelle
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Kevin W
Added: 10 October 2015
Title: Liz Mole
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): lizmole
Comments: 1
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Kevin W
Added: 10 October 2015
Title: Liz Mole
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): lizmole
Comments: 3
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Kevin W
Added: 29 October 2014
Title: Heidi
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): dual76
Comments: 1
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Kevin W
Added: 29 July 2013
Title: Gazelle- by River Thames, Fulham
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): Gazelle
Comments: 1
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Kevin W
Added: 23 September 2012
Title: Heidi and Flint Wall
Model(s): dual76
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Kevin W
Added: 06 September 2012
Title: brightonblonde at Rottingdean
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): brightonblonde
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Swimwear
Kevin W
Added: 17 July 2015
Title: Liz Mole- Boscombe
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): lizmole
Comments: 2
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Kevin W
Added: 17 July 2015
Title: Liz Mole- Boscombe
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): lizmole
Comments: 2
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Kevin W
Added: 10 July 2014
Title: Liz Mole at Highcliffe
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): lizmole
Comments: 3
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Kevin W
Added: 02 July 2014
Title: Erin Leighton
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): ezzie
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Kevin W
Added: 27 August 2012
Title: Gazelle
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): Gazelle
Comments: 2
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Kevin W
Added: 29 July 2010
Title: Liz Mole
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): lizmole
Comments: 2
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Lingerie
Kevin W
Added: 05 July 2014
Title: Gazelle Chaise Longue
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): Gazelle
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Kevin W
Added: 01 May 2013
Title: Louisa and BMW M3
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): louisar
Comments: 2
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Kevin W
Added: 01 December 2012
Title: Sammi Jo
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): sammijo86
Comments: 1
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Kevin W
Added: 09 October 2012
Title: Gazelle- Flash Cadillac Seat
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): Gazelle
Comments: 2
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Kevin W
Added: 08 October 2012
Title: Lizzie Mole
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): lizmole
Comments: 2
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Kevin W
Added: 30 September 2012
Title: Louisa and Porsche
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): louisamarie
Comments: 3
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Kevin W
Added: 04 April 2012
Title: Louisa BMW M3
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): louisar
Comments: 1
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Kevin W
Added: 07 February 2012
Title: Erin Leighton
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): ezzie
Comments: 2
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Kevin W
Added: 05 July 2010
Title: Heidi and Bookcase
Model(s): dual76
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Kevin W
Added: 04 July 2010
Title: Erin and Oven
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): ezzie
Comments: 2
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Kevin W
Added: 02 May 2009
Title: Heidi on the Bed
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): dual76
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Kevin W
Added: 04 April 2009
Title: Heidi
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): dual76
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Glamour
Kevin W
Added: 09 October 2012
Title: Gazelle Bathtime
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): Gazelle
Comments: 1
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Kevin W
Added: 28 November 2010
Title: Liz Mole and Tree
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): lizmole
Comments: 2
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Kevin W
Added: 04 July 2010
Title: Emmaline Carpet
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Comments: 1
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Kevin W
Added: 14 June 2010
Title: See through Sammi
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): sammijo86
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Commercial
Kevin W
Added: 30 September 2012
Title: Louisa in her Porsche
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): louisar
Comments: 1
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Kevin W
Added: 30 September 2012
Title: Liz Mole- posing at work
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): lizmole
Comments: 3
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Kevin W
Added: 31 August 2012
Title: Gazelle
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): Gazelle
Comments: 3
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Kevin W
Added: 06 August 2012
Title: Fi Fi Fone
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): fionajane
Comments: 1
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Kevin W
Added: 29 April 2012
Title: Layla in Finchley
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): xlaylax
Comments: 1
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Kevin W
Added: 29 June 2011
Title: Wanna Ride?
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): louisamarie
Comments: 1
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Kevin W
Added: 28 June 2011
Title: Liz Mole- Hairdryer Treatment
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): lizmole
Comments: 3
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Kevin W
Added: 16 September 2009
Title: Laura
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): LMacfarlane
Comments: 1
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Portraiture
Kevin W
Added: 09 November 2015
Title: Kimmi
Model(s): Kimmikitsch
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Kevin W
Added: 29 June 2014
Title: Erin Leighton
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): ezzie
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Kevin W
Added: 06 August 2012
Title: Fiona York
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): fionajane
Comments: 6
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Kevin W
Added: 27 April 2012
Title: Layla in Finchley
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): xlaylax
Comments: 1
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Kevin W
Added: 11 October 2009
Title: Heidi
Model(s): dual76
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Casual
Kevin W
Added: 04 September 2013
Title: Gazelle in the Kitchen
Copyright: Kevin Willsher
Model(s): Gazelle
Comments: 1
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