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Marcus Van Lyden

Marcus Van Lyden

Website: www.vloto.co.uk
Username:mvl
Status:Off-line
ID Number:181476
Member type:Photographer
City:Dagenham
Region:Essex
Country:United Kingdom
Status:Semi Professional
Level:Experienced
Work Preference:Fitness Model
Stock Photo
Fashion
Print Magazine
Parts Modeling
Hair
Gothic
Date Joined:03 March 2010
Last Updated:27 April 2014
Last Login:01 October 2017
 
Experience:
ROTTEN THIEVES
Just a quick update and notification to all, the studio has suffered two break ins in the last week one to the prop store and one to the main studio. The last, to the main studio has made the roof so badly damaged that it is not worth fixing.

Due to the action of a few burglaries and the inability of the met police even to be able to do much other than catch a cold (the industrial estate has suffered a spate of burglaries over the last two weeks at least 8 to my knowledge) I have decided to shut the studio until new premises can be found and a studio built this effectively means no studio work for at least 3 to 4 months I would think.

So any shoots will be location only.

Sorry for anyone who has booked a studio shoot with me but I can't be bothered supply lighting to every burglar in Romford

I returned to photography after a long break having worked in the newspaper industry for a while. In the days when they still employed in house photographers (yes that long ago)

The last year has been fantastic working with many talented and stunning models. The makeup artists never cease to amaze with their talent of making the beautiful more stunning, all in all it has been a fantastic re start back into photography.


I DO NOT DO glamour or nude mainly because I don't have the eye for it. Also find it mildly uncomfortable.

I do enjoy portrait and fashion work, also whacky ideas and images with bold colours and styles.

TIME FOR PRINT OR CD

I will always consider this work especially if it looks a bit more interesting than run of the mill portfolio updating. However if you are a model I must insist that there is a makeup artist involved. While many models can do makeup to a high standard professional trained MUA do it better in my experience.

Hair stylists and MUA

I especially enjoy working on TFP for new or inexperienced MUA and hair stylists so if you have an idea feel free to contact me here or via the web site
 
Comments:
I trying to continue my work with Black, Asian, Indian or dark skinned models as I feel there is still a lot of potential for this type of work and brings its own challenges with lighting etc.

I am happy with portrait fashion and urban work. I don't tend towards glamour and nude since I am not that great at it I just lack the eye for it.

After a year and opening my own studio I still get a real buzz out of working with new or inexperienced models mainly I think they bring such energy and enthusiasm to their work.

I will do some time for print work but only if there is a makeup artist on board. I have found models model and MUA do makeup and the two jobs should be kept separate.

Reviews from other members

There are 7 positive recommendations for mvl Click here to read them all
Sweet24 recommends mvl
Added by Sweet24 on 02 January 2012, shoot arranged for January 2011

(Shoot 2nd January 2012)

Had an amazing shoot with Marcus he has a great presence & was able to direct me clearly throughout, he booked a MUA who was great to work with & he had a great selection of outfits, costumes & accessories.

I wanted to get some different looks & improve on my confidence, I was able to achieve both & can't wait to see the pictures.

Very professional so highly recommend him & hope to work with him again soon.
KristieColman23 recommends mvl
Added by KristieColman23 on 08 August 2011, shoot arranged for August 2011

I had an extremly fun shoot with Marcus and the gang the other day! It was a chocolate themed shoot, so as imaginable...lots of fun and messy!! I had a great time working with the other models and loved getting my make-up done by the Lovely Laura. Hope to be working with this team again soon!

Thanks again xxx
asianmodel recommends mvl
Added by asianmodel on 19 June 2011, shoot arranged for June 2011

Had a fantastic photo shoot with Marcus today, very professional, full of great ideas, love the images cant wait to work with him again ;)
MissPhoenix recommends mvl
Added by MissPhoenix on 30 May 2011, shoot arranged for May 2011

Had a great shoot with Marcus yesterday! He has a great studio with excellent facilities. He had fantastic communication prior to the shoot and is extremely professional. Highly recommend Marcus to all models. If you're lucky enough to shoot with him, don't pass the chance. Thanks for a great day! :o)
dani3115 recommends mvl
Added by dani3115 on 03 April 2011, shoot arranged for April 2011

What can I say about this photographer.... I would say that he is amazing! Very professional. Gave great direction. Took some amazing shots.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time with alongside Marcus and I hope we can work again in the future. I found Marcus a very interesting person and great to be around. Great sense of humour!!

Marcus had many intriguing ideas for the shoot, and I wish him all the luck in the world with his photography

Highly recommended!! :D

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