United Kingdom, England, Leicestershire
I find that the naked human body, both male and female, can be a thing of breathtaking beauty, and find great satisfaction in capturing that in photographs. I am currently looking principally for attractive female models over 18 and for young-looking shaved smooth-skinned males 18-20 who are not ashamed of their bodies, and who would love to have a collection of photographs that show them at their best for TF assignments.
I have a small home studio - a converted bedroom with studio lights, backgrounds etc. Virtually all the photographs in my portfolio here were taken in my studio. If you prefer, I can come to your own home or your own location within about 30 miles of Leicester. I am happy to do G/G or G/B shoots at your own location.
At present I am keen to experiment with low-key monochrome shots at all levels, especially with oiled bodies, though I am happy to go along with any ideas of your own, including head and shoulder portraits. I would also experiment with different effects obtained post-processing using Photoshop.
If you are new to modelling, that is not a problem, and in fact this is a golden opportunity for you to start or add to your portfolio with some stunning pictures, while enjoying yourself at the same time. If you're inexperienced, I will help you in getting the best poses; if you're experienced I'm happy for you to express yourself without direction. The shoot would normally be a minimum of two hours, but this can be extended for as long as you wish with appropriate breaks for refreshment etc.
After the shoot, I will go through all the shots, discarding any that are below standard, and editing and enhancing the remainder in Photoshop and Portrait Professional to produce a selection for your own use. I will provide a link to enable you to view and download the photographs or can supply them on CD. For those special shots that you particularly like, I will spend more time editing them to produce the very best images possible. You will normally receive your emailed photographs within a day or so of the shoot - I won't keep you waiting for them. I can also provide professionally printed copies up to A3 size of selected photographs, mounted if required, though I would normally make a charge for these to cover costs. However, I will also two A4 printed copies of your choice free of charge for you to pick up. I will also provide edited videos if you require.
I am a very informal and reliable person, easy to get on with, and will respond to your emails promptly normally the same day(and very often immediately), and once a booking is made I will be there (barring illness or real emergency, in which case I would let you know asap) and would expect the same from you. I don't want time-wasters! Reliable genuine models are assured of a warm welcome and an enjoyable shoot. I always leave feedback after the shoot. I will also give you my phone number if you would prefer to discuss a shoot on the phone. I am available most evenings, also Mondays, Wednesdays. some Thursdays, most Sundays and some Saturdays.
I enjoy photographing attractive models, but I do not profit from it, so I only do TF and commission shoots but am usually happy to make a contribution to your travelling expenses. I get satisfaction from knowing that I can help a model further his or her career with a good portfolio. Owing to space and their intrusiveness (from experience), I don't allow chaperones in my own studio or home, but it's OK if the shoot is at your own home and the chaperone is either in another room or takes part in the shoot.
Take a look at my portfolio, and if it appeals, and you have a genuine interest in a shoot, are reliable, and have good communications, and are not going to do a 'no show' do get in touch - I'll look forward to hearing from you.
I did a great deal of portrait work in the old black and white film days, mainly doing family portraits for friends and relatives. In those days I did all my own processing - these days I enjoy enhancing and editing with Photoshop and Portrait Professional. Working with film and chemicals gave me a great deal of experience in the basics of photography. and in particular in photographing people. In these digital days I do a good deal of landscape photography, but my interest in photographing people has been rekindled, and I have found a new passion in portraiture and nude photography.