I came to Ade last week during my tour with four random, but very specific ideas- completely different to anything I had ever done before....I think we hit the nail on the head with creating them and I have walked away from the shoot feeling very pleased with the results so far! :)
Ade was super to work with and was full of enthusiasm for creating the shots- just a shame the cold weather stopped us from getting out into the wilderness. Still- there is always another time :)
Ade was also kind enough to put me up for two nights, feed me and water me. Big thank you to Mary too! :)
Thank you Ade- can't wait to see the rest of the images! :)
Ade's work really interests me so I was very excited to hear that he'd be happy to work with me!
I found Ade to be kind, considerate and really easy to get along with.
A great listener and an amazing Digital Artist
Together we produced beautiful results which I think we are both proud of.
Would I work with Ade again?.. I must!
I have worked with Ade a couple of times now and can honestly say he is fantastic to work with, great company, helpful, knows what he is doing and produces fantastic images, i would love to work with him again and highly recommend him x
I was lucky enough to have a two day shoot with Kestrel, and stayed at his home in North Wales. Both Ade and Mary made me feel totally comfortable and even fed me. :) We shot in some beautiful locations, and we got some great shots. I was very pleased with the overall results. Ade also has a large amount of clothing and accessories to offer to use when shooting. Ade is enthusiastic, fun and very easy to get along with. I carnt wait to shoot together again soon, very highly reccomended!
Went to stay with Ade and Mary for 4 days, was made to feel so welcome.. What can I say.. I unjoyed every minute, the only problem is it went to quick.. Got so many varied images and still buzzing after seeing the fantasy images which is what I mainly went down for.. Now just got to book in next visit.. Cant wait ..
Thank you Ade and Mary for a fab few days and see you both soon xxx ;)
I had the most amazing time ever with Ade and Mary and I enjoyed every minute of my time there, they are so kind and friendly,I was so upset when I had to come home :( The best shoot I have ever done, the pictures are amazing, cant wait to go back!!
Ade is one of the three coolest people I have ever met in Wales this August (&Mary/Hugh). Fab with the camera, patient with my stupid ideas, and boggles the imagination of what computery magicness madness he can achieve. If I dream hard enough I can pretend I actually did ride a unicorn, and yes, I am a warrior princess with a pet lion dontchaknow. Ta for having me and also to Mary for looking after me so proficiently. :D J x
I'm sitting on the floor at Ade's. He's trapped me here up a mountain surrounded by sheep. I'm all by myself and he's threatening to throw me in a river. Help!
No, seriously, I'm one night into my two night stay at Ade's and having a fantastic time. He and Mary are very welcoming and are feeding me yummy food. :) Ade's photography is awesome and he has a fantastic collection of shoes, fabric, make up (which was hideously disorganised when I got here - it's better now), and as mentioned, lives on a bloody mountain surrounded by sheep and pheasants, so in between the sheep crap there are some fairly lovely locations. He's editing the shots of me right now (I can see him!) and they're looking brilliant. He's one of those photographers who will climb up ladders and crawl on the ground for the right angle; ie, he gets my vote of approval.
He also has the best ladybird slippers.
Ade very kindly invited me to join him on a shoot today. I have admired Ade's work since I first saw it on Purestorm and it was a real privilege finally to meet him and his lovely wife Mary. It was also an excellent opportunity to watch a real professional at work. Ade is not just a top photographer and digital artist but also a great bloke. The trust and enthusiasm he engenders in his models is testament to his skill, knowledge, patience and unequalled experience.
Thank you Ade for a great day (and thank you Mary for a lovely Sunday lunch) and I look forward to returning the favour soon.
I stayed with the lovely Ade and his lovely wife Mary for 4 days to shoot and I had a brilliant time! So much fun and happenings that won't be forgotten! Ade and Mary couldn't have been more welcoming and I felt at ease straight away. We got loads of shots done, some I never thought I'd have the confidence to do, he well and truly brought me out of my shell and made me shed it too :P
I'm really pleased with the pictures I've had already and can't wait to see what Ade does with the others! Time flew while I was there and I cannot wait to return! I honestly feel this a great friendship in the making rather than just another tog to work with and that makes me very happy ^_^
Thank you soo much for looking after me and for one of the best shoots I've ever had!
had a shoot with kestrel yesterday really loved it. I felt comfortable to try stuff id never ever thought i could :) great photographer amazing phots cant wait to see the edits. feel so much more confident. will definatly go back again :) thank you
I almost cried on the way home back from ade and marys today. My second shoot with Ade and was even better than the first. I couldnt be more happier and confident with my experience and results. (and still more to come!!!)
Mary is the best cook throughout the land and they are both such hospitable people. Ade puts up with my crazy ideas and lets me jump in rivers and run down the beach starkers. Honestly you cant ask for a better experience and photo results.
Ade and Mary = LEGENDS
and i cant wait to go back again :)
I had an excellent shoot with the wonderful Kestrel this weekend. From the start I was made to feel welcome and relaxed. It was an intensive but fun shoot as we sadly did not have very much time to work together.
Kestrel is a true artistic genius and can make even the most simple image into something outstanding.
If you are looking for arrange a shoot with Kestrel as a model, I would recommend you go with a plan for shooting for a couple of days as you will find that once you start, the ideas will really start flowing.
I will certainly be working with him again and again in the future.
kestrel really does live up to and exceed his reputation and I would highly recommend him to any model looking for something really special to add to her portfolio and modeling experience.
Long may his work and success continue.
I had my first shoot with Ade. He is such a great Photographer! He has just the eye for the good angle,light,etc to make you look at your best!!! I love the pictures they are great!! Thank you Ade! You are a STAR!! Looking forward to shoot again!
Well, what can I said about Ade that hasn't been said already?!
I truly had an amazing time work with him last weekend and he help me get over some body issues I had!
This man is truly an artist and would recommend him to any one!
Thanks again Ade :)
Had my first shoot with Ade a couple of weeks ago.
how can i get every picture back and love them all so much? Genius. I got to try everything i would never get to normally and he brought together perfectly the ideas i wanted to try out with my wife. On a personal level he and his wife are two of the nicest people ive met through modelling... i cant wait to to work with him again x
I had my first shoot with Ade yesterday and we never wanted to leave!!!!!!!!!! Ade and Mary are the best made us feel like family! I left his beautiful home with more confidence i had ever dreamed of having :D Thank you Ade!!! :D !!!!!! x
recommend 100000000000000000000000% :D !
A couple of weeks ago I had a shoot with Ade at his beautiful home in Snowdownia. Where Ade and his Wife were very kind and put me up for the weekend, who are lovely people and make you feel at right home.
I can honestly say that this weekend for me was a turning point. Not only has Ade made me feel comfortable and so trusting I had faced my fear of heights, water and body fears.
He has such an admirable passion and knowledge of art I could honestly sit and watch him work for hours. He is an amazing Photographer and an amazing Photoshop wizard. There is nothing he can’t do! He has a head for ideas, even those I have suggested that seem almost impossible, he will come up with ways of doing them.
I enjoyed myself so much so that not even the day of rain could get you down.
Worth travelling the distance, I will definitely looking to work with Ade in the future I am already looking forward to shooting with him again. It is just the cherry on the cake that Snowdownia is stunning. Thank you so much Ade X
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4 weeks ago
21 Aug 2007
7 Oct 2012
Up to nude
Paid work or TFP/CD
My work is as a photographer and digital artist using my photographs to create images a little out of the ordinary.
I live in the mountains of Snowdonia in North Wales which has some of the most beautiful scenery in the U.K. and I have my own small studio for when the weather is being unsociable.