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Added by Franka - 23 Oct 2015
I had a brilliant photo shoot with Kevin in the beautiful Richmond park and I cannot recommend him highly enough to anybody thinking of working with him. Kevin is a genuinely lovely person and brilliant photographer; very professional, reliable, respectful, with great communication and clear creative ideas. He knows exactly what he wants to achieve and is brilliant at guiding the shoot and presenting ideas, but also was totally open to my input. He has a natural eye for composure and his execution of an idea is spot on. We managed to fly through a range of different outfit changes and styles and the pictures I have seen look awesome. The time went by far too quickly and I hope to work with him again in the future! Thank you Kevin for the highly enjoyable and productive shoot. Best wishes, Franka x
Added by FrancescaAnne - 28 Oct 2013
I shot with Kev on Saturday and would highly recommend him to any model - he was chatty, fun and friendly and very easy to get on with. He was also supportive of the lesser experienced photographers in the group as well and was very considerate, and had lots of good ideas. The time we shot together for each set really flew by! We managed to pack lots of shots into each set, as he let me pose freely and gave good direction here or there when needed or if an idea came to mind. Kev's a thoroughly nice person and I highly recommend him to shoot with and would definitely shoot with him again :-)
Added by saracenhousestudio - 11 July 2013
Kevin hired our studio day, and the whole process was simple, communications were quick and effective and above all he's a thoroughly nice bloke. Welcome any time, hope to see you again soon Kev.
Added by Desira_1vs - 12 Oct 2012
Had my first shoot with Kevin yesterday he is A very sweet, interesting gentleman. He was very professional and easy to work with. Hope to work with him again in the future. I would recommend Kevin to all models.
Added by SouthDowns - 11 Aug 2012
An absolute pleasure to welcome Kevin to the studio for Fiona Jane's studio day - someone I would call a real old-fashioned tog who arrived with a wonderful sense of humour that lasted right through the shoot. I will be delighted to welcome Kevin here any time and hope to see him again very soon.
Added by Gazelle - 14 Oct 2014
Lovely man to work with. Likes the natural approach,with no editing. Takes some lovely natural images. Lots of patience, and a gentleman.
Added by louisamarie - 27 June 2011
Had a really good shoot with kevin yesterday, i felt relaxed and comftorble in front of the camera,very friendly and honest 100% recommended, cant wait to see the pictures. would defenately work with him again x
Added by River - 14 June 2011
Shot with Kevin today. It was a lovely hot, sunny day and we shot in a beautiful, quiet woodland area. Kevin is a nice guy and easy to talk to. I would reccommend him to models, especially if you want a laid back shoot with a genuinley nice photographer! :) River
Added by FayeEvetteBetts - 30 May 2011
had an excellent shoot with Kevin this afternoon!!!!!!! so laid back and easy to get along with,versatile ideas from gazing at the thames to crawling through an urban jungle!!! patient with outfit changes and make up touch ups an absolute pleasure to work with and look forward to shooting again cant wait to see the pics!!!! Faye-Evette x
Added by emmakatedawson - 27 Jan 2011
Just worked with Kev at my home and he travelled all the way from London to Burton. He was ready to shoot and new what he wanted. We got on well and took some great shots using the light that we had. Hope to work with Kev again in the future! thanks kevxx
Added by cherryajt1000 - 31 Oct 2010
I enjoyed the shoot very much,we had a fantastic venue and got some very varied shots.I would definitely work wth Kevin again and I recommend him to anyone
Added by melx - 6 Sep 2010
i did a shoot yesterday with kevin we had a few probs with our prop and both worked it out quickly great spot down ramsaget pier looking forward to see the come back with scencery.made me feel at ease straight away a fun sunday
Added by brightonblonde - 23 July 2012
Had my 3rd shoot with Kevin today after over a year or so since our last. As usual Kevin turned up with his warming and friendly personality and I thoroughly enjoyed our beach shoot today down Brighton beach. We achieved some beautiful shots on the rocks with the waves coming in and I as always really enjoyed his company. True professional and a lovely man :) Emma Louise X
Added by Sharlene34 - 15 July 2010
Well what can I say, after having my first shoot with Kevin, I have to say he was so professional, I was very nervous to begin with and Kevin made me feel so at ease, with his warmth, charm and gentlemanly manner. Kevin has a great sense of humour too, which helps as you can't help yourself but to laugh along with him thus producing great photos at the end. I most certainly would like to work with Kevin again and I highly recommend him as a great photographer with professional manner. Thanks Kevin
Added by fionajane - 13 Jan 2014
Kev is such a genuinely lovely guy, so easy to chat to - and as I've worked with him a few times now I feel like I'm catching up with an old friend each time, we always crack on and get some great shots to! Highly recommended!
Added by sammijo86 - 30 June 2014
I have been shooting with Kevin for many years now and its a pleasure every time. He has great pre shoot communication, arrives in good time and is pleasant and friendly throughout the shoot. He is happy for you to suggest ideas and outfits too. Highly recommended. I look forward to next time. . .
Added by klimt - 20 April 2010
I've had a greta shoot with Kevin. He's a lovely guy and esay to work with. The shoot was relax and would recomended.
Added by lizmole - 19 Jan 2010
i would most defantly recommend kevin he was realy laid back and easy to get on with he made me feel realy comfortable and let me put some of my own ideas across which was realy kool id love 2 do another shoot with him liz xx
Added by stephaniejo - 11 Oct 2009
I had a 6hour shoot with Kev today. He was on perfect time and relaxed throughout the shoot. We drove around my local area and found some nice locations. We had a break at lunch time, had some food and sweets then continued :)
Added by LauraJane22 - 28 Sep 2010
Had another fab shoot with Kevin yesterday! Had so much fun shooting in the studio and on location. Kevin is always great to work with, knows what he wants, gives good direction and is brutally honest! He is also is a pleasure to work with and a true gentleman. Thank you Kevin, it was great to see you again and I really enjoyed our shoot. Looking forward to the next time you are coming to Scotland! x
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United Kingdom, England, London
Photographer
Last Login:
2 hours ago
Date Joined:
31 Aug 2007
Last Updated:
6 May 2017
Levels:
Up to topless
Experience:
Experienced
Will Accept:
Depends on assignment
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Topless
THIS IS THE SMALL PRINT! I am not a moaner, but...

Chaperones. It is rare that models insist on chaperones being present at a shoot with me. But when they have, the models lack of comfort on the shoot has usually been apparent in the results. I won't say no chaperones, but they can be a distraction. I am not totally strict about them, but personally I don't think they are needed, especially not in a professionally run studio. Chaperones are very welcome to stay in the reception area of the studio- if they have one. Hopefully my feedback will reassure you that I am OK to work with- or check with any models I have worked with. If you do want to bring a chaperone, please let me know before the shoot. Please don't just turn up with one unannounced!

Pretty Please! I will do everything I can to turn up to an arranged shoot and turn up on time and I expect models to do likewise! Please do not to go out nightclubbing until 5 am (or drinking until you are sick!) the night before a shoot. Yes I have had this with models- a few times! Feeling ill or dog tired through no sleep! Even if you do actually manage to get out of bed and turn up, you will be too tired and hung over to look your best- and my aim is to make you look as good as possible! I have had lots of models arrive an hour late too! ("Sorry I was getting ready"?!)

Models who no show on studio shoots with no prior notification and no good reason, leaving me to be moaned at by a peeved studio owner, as well as out of pocket with nothing to show for it, will not impress me much! Fortunately this is rare!

Please think about your outfits. Shoes caked in dried mud don't go well with lingerie! Screwed up badly creased clothes won't look great! It's just common sense really.

ANYWAY- (congratulations if you have read this far!) I AIM FOR A FUN, RELAXED AND ENJOYABLE SHOOT! It is not like work.



Experience
Hello I'm Kevin and I look forward to working with you.

Welcome to my profile. I hope there are some pics on here that you like! No, you don't have to read all this- blah blah blah!

I live in Carshalton in the South London/ Surrey area. Hence my user name. In the past I was a professional photographer (mostly news and weddings) and I decided to try out taking model pics about 9 years ago- in order to diversify, practice my photography, stop my cameras gathering dust, try to keep my skills sharp and (most important!) have some fun. I do not make any money out of photography these days. I just spend money on it! I have done about 70 model shoots so far, with around 24 different models. I prefer to work outdoors. English weather permitting!

In no particular order (and whether you are interested or not!) to give you an idea of my photographic taste, "famous" photographers whose work I like and admire include Bill Brandt, Ernst Haas, Man Ray, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Martin Parr, Bill Cunningham and Walker Evans. (None are on Purestorm, but then, only Martin and Bill are still alive!) And one I least like- Diane Arbus. Ugh!

I mainly work with semi-professional models with some experience. I usually pay around £25 to £30 ph and work to a mild glamour level. I am not great at fashion photography, but I want to do some to try to improve! £40 ph and £50 ph models are unfortunately out of my league. I do not shoot nude or "top shelf" or stronger. You will not only get paid, you will also get emailed as many photos as you want for your portfolio. I expect to pay for models. Few things in life are free!

Ideally I would also like to work with some very pleasant attractive photogenic models who are aged over 35. Sadly there are not enough around! I am also always keen to photograph biker chicks with their bikes.

If you are a beginner model and look good, you're building a portfolio and you are interested in a FTP shoot, please contact me.

When I was a professional photographer (1995-8, in the era of film, not digital) I often worked with famous people. I was once filmed for 2 hours on a shoot by BBC2. (Edited down to about 3 minutes!) I did not work with models, but I had to make important people look their best.

THIS IS A MINIMAL EDITING- MINIMAL AIRBRUSHING - NO PHOTOSHOP ZONE! I believe photos should be captured by a camera and not created on a computer. I aim for getting it right first time. I do amend colours and exposures if I get them wrong, and I do use sharpening if pics come out of the camera soft, but most of my images are untouched. If you insist on always looking flawless and overedited, and want to look like a barbie doll, then I am probably not the photographer for you!

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