United Kingdom, England, Essex


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United Kingdom, England, Essex
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piksells has 28 recommendations
Added by AnnaRose - 4 Oct 2013
Had an amazing shoot with Terry yesterday. Pre-communications was excellent, he even organised a make up artist for the day and had a fully equipped studio. He is a true professional, gentleman and very accommodating. Terry is creative, had excellent ideas and also allowed me to put in as much input into the shoot as I wanted to. He knows a lot about lighting and how to bring the best out of a model. Throughout the shoot I was allowed to view the images that was taken which I found to be very helpful. From what I have seen there are a lot of amazing images that I could use for my portfolio and I have found it extremely hard to pic the best ones. Thank you for an enjoyable shoot. I am excited and looking forward to seeing the final images. I really hope to work with Terry again in the near future. Highly recommended
Added by X_Grace_X - 22 May 2013
I had my first shoot today with the wonderful Terry Mendoza and I had been looking forward to this for weeks. He really puts his heart and soul into producing absolutely stunning images and captured me at my best :-)I would definately recommend Mr Mendoza 5* photographer. Look forward to doing another shoot with cupcakes :-D Grace x
Added by staceyvon18 - 20 Feb 2013
Had my 1st shoot with Terry today at his studio. What can I say accept wow! Amazing use of space! So many props! A photographers dream. He certainly knows his lighting and exactly what he is after. He was welcoming and always checking if I was warm enough or needed another drink. We achieved so many super images, working with him was effortless and great fun. Anyone who hasn't shot with him yet is sorely missing out, get down there! I know I'll be booking another shoot soon! Thanks, Stacey xx
Added by ilonam - 21 Jan 2013
I had an amazing shoot with Terry on Saturday ! He is very professional, pleasure to work with, and has lots of great ideas ! Highly recommended ! Looking forward to our next shoot !
Added by pippaL - 21 Nov 2012
I love working with Retrophotostudio I'd recommend him to anyone! He has such a unique and wonderful style to his photos !
Added by kristinalab - 19 April 2012
My shoot with Retrophotostudios was incredible. Terry is very easy to work with, and made me feel very comfortable. He gives outstanding direction, and knows exactly how to achieve superb images. I am so impressed with every image I have seen so far. Highly recommended. Cannot wait to shoot again.
Added by portiavictoria - 11 April 2012
I had a fantastic shoot with Terry on Monday shooting for a few clothing companies and magazine submission. He is a genuinely lovely person with a positive attitude and a great amount of talent behind the lens. I am very happy with the end product and I look forward to working with Terry again in the future. A credit to the industry and highly recommended.
Added by krystal11 - 17 Dec 2011
had a great shoot with terry! it was fun and really happy with my photos i would love to work with him again!
Added by rockin_littleangel - 10 Sep 2011
I had a fantastic two day shoot with Terry. He is very professional and fun to work with! I would recommended him whole heartedly.
Added by Tansy_Blue - 8 Aug 2011
Terry's studio really is FULL of great vintage props and wardrobe bits. He is very knowledgeable about vintage fashion and style, with helpful make up books and styling tools lying around. He's good with his camera too, and has incredible retouching skills. :)
Added by MissPhoenix - 7 June 2011
I had my first shoot with Terry yesterday and I can't praise him enough! I felt at ease the moment he opened the door and helped me in with my 2 suitcases and bundle of dresses. I had such a fun day and the time flew by. He has great ideas and gives direction extremely well, but is very up for using a models ideas too. The photos are absolutely fantastic and I haven't even seen them retouched yet! I would very highly recommend any model to contact Terry for a shoot. You will not have a better shoot with anyone else.
Added by AlexaMarie - 23 March 2011
I had my first shoot with Terry on the 13th of March. I felt comfortable immediately & Terry made it very easy for me to feel relaxed. He is a very professional photographer & knew exactly what he wanted to achieve from our shoot. I love the images that Terry provided me with, I hope to work with him again & would definately recommend him to any model :) I would just like to add a big thank you to Debbie (Terry's wife) for her supposrt on the day. Alexa-Marie x
Added by FrancescaAnne - 18 Nov 2010
I worked with Terry on Monday - I already have pictures! It was well worth the journey down, and his studio truly is an alladin's cave, with it's very own changing room with everything you could need. It was very inspiring shoot and the studio is full of props and all things retro. I had a lovely shoot, it was great fun and he has lots of creative ideas and was willing to experiment with mine, great guy to work with, friendly, funny and a great host. he gives great direction where needed and I am totally 100% over the moon and delighted with the images - the images say it all, highly recommend :-D
Added by AliceCat - 20 July 2010
I worked with Terry for the first time yesterday. He was more than worth the travel and I can't wait to get my images back. I was a bit nervous about working with him as he is a big name in the pin-up world and I've been a fan of his work for some time, but I found him friendly, funny, easy-going and professional, as well as having a clear passion for his work and all things retro. I would love to make working with Terry an annual occurrence.
Added by Kylamacdonald - 24 Aug 2009
I worked with Terry in his studio yesterday and had such a great day. Terry is a lovely man who is great to work with, he made me feel comfotable and fabulous infront of the camera, and his studio is fully equip with plenty of props to make photos fun and different. He was really good at giving direction as well as allowing me to pose to get the best shots possible. I am very happy with the results and would gladly work with Terry again. Infact i cannot wait!
Added by scarlett_uk - 11 Aug 2009
I had an amazing shoot with Terry at his studio. We created some fabulous retro images as well as some fetish and art nude. Terry is a lovely man to work with. He knew exactly how to achieve the shots we wanted with the lighting, outfits and poses. A wonderful creative process. Highly recommended!
Added by Beverley - 8 July 2009
I worked with Terry today on my very first Pin-up/Retro style shoot, I absolutely loved it, Terry is a wonderful photographer, so easy to work with, has 100's of ideas, very patient and a perfect gentleman, I truly loved every image that we created, I have'nt had so much fun on a shoot before. I would'nt hesitate to work with Terry again, he was brilliant :-) Thank you so much. Bev x [Gold Member]
Added by ladybs - 2 Feb 2009
had a shot with terry yesterday was very pleased with the results we got. would recommend..
Added by Miss_Blood - 29 Nov 2008
Terry was really fun to work with, I enjoyed trying out his ideas and he was happy to listen to mine. We came up with some great images and had a really good day in the process. I would definitely recommend working with him to others, and am looking forward to working with him again in future.
Added by sczechowicz - 12 Nov 2008
I had such a great shoot with terry, really relaxed atmosphere! I would love to work with him again and would recommend him!
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United Kingdom, England, Essex
Last Login:
6 Feb 2014
Date Joined:
26 Feb 2008
Last Updated:
11 April 2012
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Will Accept:
Paid work or TFP/CD
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Hair Modeling
I have been concentrating on retro, vintage and burlesque images, and in particular in recreating imagery by airbrush artists from the forties and fifties like Elvgren and Petty. To the best of my knowledge the particular ‘airbrush cheesecake’ style of retouching I am using is unique to me in the UK.

More recently my work has encompassed other genres such as fetish, latex, shibari and nude work.

I’m on Facebook where I am Retro Photostudio, where you can find my gallery of several hunded of my images.Recent projects have included Bettie Page bondage and 1920's Louise Brookes recreation. I particularly enjoy working with models who can add their own ideas to the creative process.

Publications include Bella Morte Magazine, Skin Two, Rag Mag, Retro Calendar for, Milkcow Magazine, Pin-up Perfection magazine, Marquis, The New York Optimist & the Milkcow Pinup Calendar. I've recently shot for Libidex, Playful Promises, Collectif, HotRockinBelle, Bamboo Bettie and for CorsetHeaven, as well a few dozen shoots with burlesque artists and troupes.

My work has featured on the covers of Skin Deep, Tattoo Vixens, Skin Shots International, Milkcow, Skin Art, Vintage Life, Tattoo Revolution Magazine, Tattoo Life, and many more.

Although I mainly accept paid commissions, I am prepared to consider TFCD (if your looks/shoot suggestions will really benefit my portfolio) and you will be required to sign a Model Release and also provide a photo ID as proof of age.

I'm sure you'll enjoy your shoot - feel free to contact anyone I've worked with here to find out more!

I've been into photography for over thirty years; my work has appeared on the covers of magazines nationally and internationally

Other members piksells has worked with

Really bubbly and fun - very at ease in front of the camera, easy to direct. She's great!!
Excellent model - creative and takes direction well
A lovely person and an enjoyable shoot
Lovely to work with you Marcia - bubbly, full of enthusiasm and ideas. Hope we can repeat in the future.
Very dedicated and takes direction well - easy to work with
Very keen and great to direct - a fun shoot!
A really lovely person - very photogenic and great fun to work with. The time flew past!
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