United Kingdom, England, Surrey, Godalming
My favourite photographic subjects are travel and wildlife, but I also enjoy portraiture and glamour. I photograph models solely for my own enjoyment, my images aren't submitted for publication or profit, so I prefer to shoot a model on a TFP basis initially, using scenic outdoor locations as backdrops for my images. Most of my shoots take place in the summer and if you prove reliable and capable I also arrange group location shoots throughout the summer on a payment basis. However I won't do this until a model has proved herself 100% reliable.
My one 'claim to fame' if you might call it that, is discovering Katie Green, currently one of the UK's top models, - arranging her first series of photoshoots, guiding her through the early stages of her career, assembling her portfolio and introducing her to other photographers. I'd love to find another aspiring model as genuine, keen to learn, reliable, readily contactable and, more often than not, readily available at short notice for any shoot, as she was.
Chaperone policy etc:
If you wish to bring a chaperone along to a photoshoot you're welcome to do so as long as you don't bring your boyfriend, - one too many experiences of grins and winks distracting the model! It interferes with the rapport between the photographer and the model. None of the professional models I use deem a chaperone to be necessary. If you're more comfortable bringing someone with you, feel free to bring your mum, dad, your auntie, a neighbour or the assistant from Sainsbury's, however if you need a lift to a location I'm not prepared to ferry a chaperone too, sorry.
I feel it's imperitive to have a contact number prior to a shoot. If you're not prepared to give me your mobile number or some such immediate means of contact other than Purestorm messages, then arrangements for a shoot will inevitably falter!
Wide ranging photographic experience on a semi-professional basis since the 1990's.
Joint winner of the prestigeous 'Heart of Britain' Photographic Award in 1996.
Photographer for French Life International 2000 - 2003.
I currently undertake general photographic assignments such as weddings and family portraiture together with the creation of modelling portfolio's, and submission of travel-related images to a major UK picture agency.
And as of 5th April 2012, a contributor to Getty Images.