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United Kingdom, England, North Yorkshire

Claypaws

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Claypaws has 25 recommendations
Added by Amber6 - 23 Feb 2018
I shot with Stephen earlier this week, at his lovely home in York. Pre-shoot communications were spot on. It was a terrific shoot. Stephen is good company and very conscientious with providing plenty of tea, delicious and breaks (which was appreciated as it was a 10hour shoot!). I stayed over for two nights due to my travel time and how much we needed to get done. I was thoroughly impressed with, the rather stylish, private extension (complete with a VERY comfy bed), Stephen has for models to stay in - own bathroom and bedroom. I found Stephen to be very respectful and easy-going. I loved working with Stephen and highly recommend to other models :)
Added by ndcent007 - 14 March 2015
Fantastic shoot with Steven, on a two day shoot. This shoot requires alot of content , so i would very much recommend, shooting over a couple of days. Steven looks after you , very relaxed and lovely food. Top photographer, with top personality !! Thanks Steven !!
Added by tropicalrose - 2 March 2015
I had a scheduled two day shoot with Stephen. Communication prior to the shoot was effortless, swift & prompt- Stephen prepared the schedule and outfits description to a Tee for each set it was excellently thought out. The model notes and shoot plan was very descriptive and explanatory. He strongly advised making the shoot a two day shoot as it is very straining but very much worth it to the images and vids. - Advice well taken note of. Stephen thought not just about planning the two day shoot but also to my health, making sure I was well fed (fabulous chef I must add!) He made me feel very much at ease throughout the shoots and the two days, a marvellous host and brilliant director.-Explaining the briefing before each set. I highly recommend Stephen to all models for a fun packed shoot & I look forward to working with Stephen again on many more planned shoots. :) Thank you so much :)
Added by OlgaCabaeva - 28 Nov 2014
I was very happy to be booked for 2 days in York . Stephen is a very professional guy and very easy to work with . He explained what we need to shoot and everything was fluently and without any stress . Communication was excellent ! Wish ,he can put me on his long model list for next year ! Will be just happy to work with him . Highly recommended .
Added by Chloe_L - 25 July 2014
Well what can I say, first shoot with Stephen, and it went great, felt right at home from the moment I walked in, spread the shoot over 2 days and was very relaxed and very fun... Had lots of chat and laughs, and also had great food and drinks, and a very comfortable nights sleep, we got all the work done and it didn't feel like work as we had a lot of fun, the work is actually a lot and hard work, but then when it's spread over 2 days of laughter and food, it's actually pretty easy work! Can't wait to shoot again, let's hope it's soon, thankyouuuuu.... Chloe Lovette xxx
Added by silkythighslou - 17 July 2014
I had the pleasure of working with Stephen recently on a 2 day shoot up in God's own country :-) Preshoot communications were excellent with everything carefully explained in a professional informative manner. Stephen had prepared well for the shoot, he knew exactly what he required but also allowed room for me to add my own creativity. More than happy to recommend and hope to work with him again at some point in the future. Thank you for a couple of really enjoyable days.
Added by Ashleighmckenzie - 21 May 2014
I had a brilliant second shoot with Stephen yesterday for ATK. He is absolutely brilliant to work with. He has a very professional approach to his photography and his shoots are always well planned. He gives excellent direction and makes sure you are well prepared for the shoot. He is an excellent host and always has a great selection of food and drink available! Highly recommended to other models and I hope to continue working with him in the future. Ashleigh
Added by Elisabetta - 17 Dec 2013
I had a long shooting with him splitted into 2 days.Stephen is a professional photographer and he is a gentleman, he let me stay at his place for 2 nights and I felt very welcomed.I would highly recommed him to any model.
Added by Lottie21 - 4 Dec 2013
I worked with Stephen at the weekend on all day shoot and had a very enjoyable day! Stephen is an all round lovely man and very respectful. He is very well organised and directs very well. He provided a lovely lunch and plenty of tea and biscuits. I felt 100% comfortable around Stephen and he was very easy to get along with. I would have no hesitation what so ever in recomending Stephen and hope that we can work together again in the future! Thank you so much for a great shoot! and making the day such a great experience!
Added by jessicard - 26 Nov 2013
What can I say about Stephen - an all round great guy and fab photographer! A true gentleman and an absolute pleasure to work with, will instantly put you at ease and the shoots are easy and fun. Would highly recommend Stephen and am looking forward to working with him again.
Added by MissBrook - 22 Nov 2013
Worked with Stephen yesterday at his home, he is very friendly and very easy to work with. Had everything set up when I arrived. It was a very long day, but we flew through it and was finished earlier than we thought. He was a total Pro throughout and I highly recommend stephen to other models Thanks Brook logan xx
Added by Gee1990 - 9 Nov 2013
had a great long days shoot with stephen would definitly reccomend him . he is a nice person to work with and supplied me with lots of food to choose from and made me feel very welcome and confortable . look forward to working with him again in the future thanks carmel xx
Added by RoxyMendez - 9 Oct 2013
I worked with Stephen for the first time a few weeks back. We had such a great shoot. Although it was a long day, Stephen was relaxed, calm and very friendly and helpful. I thoroughly enjoyed my time shooting and Stephen was kind enough to let me stay at his lovely house and fed me lots to keep me going! I was definitely well looked after. Stephen made me feel very comfortable and relaxed. Commincations and expectations were spot on from day one from Stephen. Very clear and concise. I definitely recommened Stephen to any model wishing to work with him and I sure hope to work with him again soon. Roxy Mendez
Added by traceylain - 3 Oct 2013
Did a shoot with Stephen last night and today and had a great time. He is very easy to work with and gives very easy to follow directions. He is always respectful to the model and makes sure you feel comfortable at all times and get well fed :-). We also had a good laugh as he has a great sense of humour. Communication before the shoot and on the day was brilliant. Thank you very much.
Added by SophiaDelane - 8 Aug 2013
I had a shoot at my home with Stephen about 2 weeks ago. He is a very nice person, respectable, brings along humour and professionalism as well as being fully prepared for the shoot with lighting and props. I recommend working with Stephen and definitely hope to work with him again soon. Thanks Stephen, Sophia. x
Added by chloe89 - 2 March 2013
I had a very long shoot with claypaws last month.sorry i forgot to leave feedback! We shot in a lovely location and i was looked after well. he came along way to shoot me and everything went to plan! Thanks again i hope to work with you again one day :) Chloe x
Added by alice_g - 11 Feb 2013
Had a fantastic shoot with stephen :) he's funny, has good ideas, organised and respectful. His pre communications were spot on and I'd be very happy to get the chance to work with him again :) thanks for a brilliant shoot :) hope the op goes well :) xxx
Added by AprilPaisley - 1 Feb 2013
I had a brilliant day of shooting with Stephen during my model tour of Yorkshire. Stephen is very passionate about his work and knows exactly what hes wanting in his pictures. Stephen is extremely professional and a joy to work with, I cant wait to work together again soon. Highly Recommended :)xx
Added by meerkat - 6 Jan 2013
Today had very fun shoot with Stephen. It was our first shoot and I hope not the last one. Stephen is very friendly and professional, explained to me everything for a shoot to go nice and smoothly. Pre-shoot communication was very clear and good. I enjoyed today and as I said I would recommend him to everyone and would like to work together again :) Waiting for result now ^^
Added by portiavictoria - 5 Jan 2013
I have now worked with Stephen twice: once in a studio and once on location/holiday cottage. He is an enthusiastic, well organized, professional and hard working individual. Communications were great and Stephen made it very clear from the beginning exactly what type of shots he was after and was specific about hair/make-up and wardrobe. A genuinely friendly, lovely person I would happily work with again. Highly recommended!
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United Kingdom, England, North Yorkshire
Photographer
Last Login:
4 hours ago
Date Joined:
13 Dec 2012
Last Updated:
2 weeks ago
Levels:
Up to nude
Experience:
Experienced
Will Accept:
Depends on assignment

I now shoot only for publication on adult websites, at US mag or continental level. I no longer work at UK magazine, art nude level or below, although my portfolio necessarily shows such images. As a freelance content provider, I submit my work to an adult paysite for publication. I exclusively work with websites which respect the models who appear on them and I will not shoot for any site which degrades or demeans its models. I only shoot solo female content.

I will seek prior approval from the publishing website on the basis of casting shots before I undertake a full shoot with a model so that publication is assured. This is not my rule but a rule of the client sites I work for. The client will need to see full nude standing shots (closed leg) from front, back and both sides, plus a face shot. They must be recent (within 3 months) and completely unedited (NO photoshop whatsoever). Published, edited shots are not acceptable.

I am always seeking models aged between 18 and 24. I require two proofs of ID and one of those must be a photo ID, preferably a valid passport or a driving licence. I cannot shoot you without these and you will also need to sign model release documents.

You must be prepared to work to adult solo level in both stills and video. If you have experience at these levels, that is fine, but I am more than happy to direct you if you haven't. New models are preferred.

Dress size should be between UK 6 and 10. Breast size is not important but my client sites will not accept breast enhancements. They will also not accept dyed or bleached hair. Tattoos are always a disadvantage and may disqualify you from working with me. If you have them, I will need photographs of them before booking you. If you arrive at a shoot and surprise me with tattoos, I will not be able to work with you. You may be shaved or have pubic hair, depending on the assignment.

I ocaasionally have some opportunities for mature models aged 30 and over, meeting the above criteria.but hardly any opportunities for models between 25 and 29.

I want my work to capture the personality of the model and this is much more important than modelling experience. I need a confident, relaxed and happy look to the pictures and videos. I prefer models who have not yet been published and some clients will not accept models who have been published already. You need to look like a happy "girl-next-door", not like a fashion model. Ideally, you would use very little makeup or even none at all. The "model look" is not what my clients want. The fine art look is not what my clients want. I do not produce art either for you or for myself. I do not edit or enhance images.

I will treat you with respect, I will not touch you and I will do everything to ensure you feel safe and comfortable and have an enjoyable experience working with me. The shoot will be conducted in a wholly professional manner but I promise it will be fun. Smiles and laughs make great photos.

I also expect you to treat me with respect and this means replying to pre-shoot communication and turning up at the agreed time and place. I have only had one no-show but it is an experience I do not want to have again. I would also appreciate Purestorm feedback from you after the shoot. I regard this as part of the respect and I would expect to leave feedback for you. It is of course purely voluntary but I am more likely to offer repeat work to models who choose to leave feeback.

I pay for completion of a job, not by hourly rate. A job can be a full long day or can be split over two shorter consecutive days. It is more comfortable for you to arrive the night before, especially if working at these levels is new to you. I can provide accommodation for you at my home if you wish. If you want to be accommodated with a partner, you will need to find a nearby hotel. I provide all food and I can cater for any special diets provided you give me some advance notice. The fee is for completion of the job, not per day, not per part of a day and not per hour. It is usually around £500 for a shoot at my home that typically takes about 10 hours. I will agree a fee with you before booking you and this will be inclusive of all expenses.

I do not allow chaperones, partners, boyfriends etc on shoots at my home. You are welcome to have someone bring you to a shoot and collect you afterwards but they must leave during the shoot. If you feel that you need a chaperone then you may either book a suitable studio for 10 hours at your own expense or decline to work with me.

Please contact me at any time if you feel you would like to work with me. I promise it will be fun. I encourage you to read my references and contact any models I have worked with.

Experience
I have established a relationship with a group of sites where I have published content, mainly because I have demonstrated to them that I can shoot in the style they require. I have many years experience of photography, including landscape, nature and macro.

All the models I have worked with have laughed a lot (in a good way!). I will treat you in a respectful but friendly way and I am confident that you will enjoy the process of working with me. I pay in cash, in full, at the end of each shoot. Please feel free to make direct contact with any of the models in my portfolio. You can also contact the owner of Yorkshire Studios in Keighley.

I place casting calls occasionally but much of my work is with models who have previously worked with me or who contact me direct. Please contact me if you are interested after reading my portfolio.

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