Wow, wow, wow! I love a creative shoot but Darran is something else altogether! As a designer as well as photographer, he bought a wonderful plethora of inspiration to help me gage the kind of look he was after, and together I feel we totally grasped it! He works very hard to create cinematic lighting to compliment is style ideas and carries it off with such pizazz! Very highly recommended!
I thoroughly enjoyed my Rock Chick shoot with Darran. The studio was full of beautiful backgrounds and interesting props and we managed to get some great moody character shots and portraits done. We were assisted by the lovely an talented Jessie and between the 2 of them i was turned from sunburnt troll into a glam rock chick!!! Cant wait to shoot there with you all again, leave the electric guitar and mic turned on for my next visit as is beautifully soundproofed venue!
I had a latex shoot with Darran on 03.01.12 and would happily recommend him to any other model. He is fun, friendly and easy to work with, and the photos I saw on the back of the camera looked great! The shoot flew past and I am looking forward to the next one!
Anita De Bauch
Had a great time working with Darran on a group shoot in Leicester recently.
Lovely guy with professional and friendly attitude, good communication, respectful to model in all aspects, easy and pleasant to work with.
Highly recommended to all models !
Thank you - Tina
I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Darran at the Red Nose Day event in London - he is a star! So much fun and enthusiastic, full of ideas, encouragement and direction.. it went all too quick! Hopefully meet again soon and thanks D!
Worked with Darran on a recent group shoot, he is a easy going guy and great to get on with. Although we only shot together for a short time, Darran knew exactly what he wanted to achieve and got some great images. His work is great and I would love to work together again in the future. A highly recommended photograhper!! :)
I worked with Darren along side a group shoot today (09/01/11)
I LOVED his work, Ive not been so excited to see the images as this for ages!! Hes also a very nice guy and extremely easy to get on with and share ideas with.
would 100% recommend him and I hope very much to work with him again soon!!
When I shot with Rob Perry (Aesthetique) Darren was his wingman for the day. I thoroughly enjoyed they day and Darren is very easy to talk to and very complimentary, all together good guy:) I hadnt seen any previous work til now, but I think they're really good and cant wait to see some of me! Thanks hun x
Had a great fun shoot with Darren last night.
He has so many great ideas that not many photographers want to try but they always come out fantastic. I love the difference he gives to his pictures truly outstanding.
Darren know what he wants to come out from his images and I loved every minute we had shooting together.
Would highly recommend Darren and can not wait to do another fun shoot together!
Thanks TJ x
Darren is absolutely ACE!! We worked together before in Leicester, but only for a really short time, so it was super nice to spend most of the day in the Pennines with him. He is kind, courteous, thoughtful, a real wit and takes gorgeous pics...really a truly lovely bloke.
Thank Darren, hope to work with you again!
Darran attended my workshop 31st July with the amazing Katy Pectin. Darran was keen, funny, good humoured and the perfect gentleman, always interacting with Katy in the right manner. Would always be welcome on one of my shoots and would recommend him to models.
Darran has been to three events run by 2 King Street (me, Nicole Cooling, and Eddie Cheng), and he's always been a gentleman when working with the models. He's polite, professional, and a very hardworking photographer - and a top bloke too!
Worked with Darren, on an open night, couple of hours, but worked well and enjoyed his company, even though he says he's an amateur I think there is a professional breaking through. Has a very keen concept for what he wants from an image and achieves it. I really can't wait for the images and look forward to working with him again. Thank you x
REFERENCE 1: I've worked with Darran twice now, and i can honestly say that he is just an all round top, top guy!
He knows exactly what he wants from a shot, he has some amazingly quirky ideas, he's fantastic with his lighting, and he's one of those lovely photographers that is not only happy to let you pose, but he directs at times AND periodically shows you the images you're capturing in the camera.. Perfect eh girlies?!
Anyone thinking of working with Darran please, please do! He is a lovely guy and will have you laughing from beginning to end, AND you will achieve some fab shots!
Thank you again Darran, until next time...
REFERENCE 2: Well, the third time FINALLY rolled around :P And i am very happy to report that Darran is still the amazingly lovely, friendly, energetic, creative, funny guy that i last reported on.. Just with another year on his age (seeing as it took us both so long!)
All joking aside.. There are times when you come home from a shoot, and although you're shattered and just can't wait to put your feet up, you can grin to yourself massively as you're lucky enough to call that great time that you just had your work. Well, working with Darran is one of those days :)
Thank you so much once again mister.. It was an absolute pleasure as ALWAYS!
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United Kingdom, England, London
19 March 2017
14 Aug 2009
13 Oct 2016
Up to nude
Paid work or TFP/CD
I'm mainly interested in alternative fashion and love to exploit a quirk.
I'm easy going and like my shoots to be fun and enjoyable for all involved, but am also insistent that we all walk away with good results (it can't be all fun and jaffa cakes). I'm currently looking for alternative stylists and jewellery designers to collaborate with. My studio shoots invariably have a creative team present.
If we're working together I usually expect to have a very brief follow-up telephone conversation with you after booking to confirm you're real and onboard with the project - I can't be doing with skyping, twatting or facebooking at the moment. Just phone/text and email. Simples.
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Experience Hello, thanks for dropping by.
I've been running my graphic design business for 28 years and shoot commercial/industrial stuff associated with it. I've shot and art directed innumerable pro shoots over the last 30 years (for everything from brochures/catalogues to trade journals and editorials). This space is for me to explore personal projects to keep me in love with photography.