Had my first shoot with Paul yesterday. Was really nervous and he made me feel at ease I felt comfortable doing all my photos with him. He helped me out with postioning and how to look relaxed and stuff. He also gave me a lot of tips which Will be useful for future shoots. I would recommend him the photos he does are lovely :)
Had an early morning shoot with Paul today and loved it. Paul is a very talented photgrapher and a genuinely lovely guy. His communication pre shoot and during was excellent, he has great ideas but also indulged me in shooting a couple of things I wanted to do :)
I have already seen a handful of the edited photo's and am very happy with the results. Models - if you get the chance to work with Paul then please do so, you will not regret it!
I loved working with paul. He put me immediately at ease and we communicated well throughout the shoot. He has some original ideas; and let me get on with my own style of Modelling also. A winning combination :) Paul was courteous, attentive, polite and respectful and kindly even let me use some of our fabulous photographs for my online portfolio. i wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to future Models; or to work with him again myself :)
Just had my second shoot with Paul. I really enjoyed it. I felt comfortable with all the ideas he put forward and hope to shoot with him again soon.
Paul is a great guy, easy to chat to and very relaxed through the shoot. I would recommend him to anyone.
Well, I finally got to meet Paul last Friday for our first shoot together and I must say it was well worth the wait.
Paul is polite, well prepared and has plenty of fresh ideas! He made me feel relaxed during the shoot and it was easy to engage in conversation and have a laugh with him, which is a plus during any shoot.
Paul's ideas and editing skills come together nicely and he creates fantastic images from this!
I would very much recommend Paul to any model who needs a set of great edits and different ideas for their portfolio- Thanks a lot Paul :) I look forward to working with you again.
P.s thank you for the strawberries! :D xx
Paul is a delight to work with! Despite having only having one hour - we produce some great images! Very impressed with his light and shadow techniques and to top it off he is a vey charming man :)
Looking forward to next time, Paul!
not just a photogrpaher but a great friend too! he made it comfortable for me to shoot and got my best sides of me and a great editer would recomend to any model! brilliant to work with and hopefully to have a lot more photoshoots done great ideas aswell! :D
Had a short shoot today with Paul. Prior to shoot we communicated clearly and everything was arranged with no fuss. During the shoot he was easy to talk to and had plenty of ideas, very easy to work with and would definately work with him again. Please pay no attention to any negativity about this photographer!! x
When I joined Purestorm 6 days ago (10 May 11) I was initially inundated with messages and offers for shoots. It was a little daunting at first and I was grateful for the advice I was given. I was warned by 2 separate photographers not to shoot with Paul (standrewsman), they told me that he had a cheap camera, no equipment, that I would only get 4-5 pics from the entire shoot, that his work was very poor and in fact he was a “boob collector” and that he would pester me to reveal more than I was comfortable with.
I was immediately skeptical of this advice given the large amount of positive feedback on Paul’s profile, so rather than take the photographers word for it (after all they did have a vested interest in me posing for them) I decided to undertake my own investigation.
I asked the photographers to provide me with proof of their claims, one of them gave me the contact details of 2 models and the other one declined and just stated that a good friend had told him. I also contacted the models that Paul had worked with previously and asked them how they got one with Paul and if there was any truth to the allegations.
Of the models that had been referred by the photographer, one didn’t even bother to reply and the other one had left Purestorm but did give me a complete breakdown of her “terrible” experience with ‘standrewsman’; however, there was something about the reply that wasn’t right and the man she described physically did not match Paul. Of the 5 independent models I contacted, all of them described Paul as a very polite, nice guy who delivered exactly what he had promised them (a disc of over 150+ images with edits for 70%-80% of the photos). As Paul readily admits, he is not a professional; does not have a fancy expensive camera or mobile studio, but they all agreed his images were fine, original and imaginative. He was respectful of their comfortable work preferences and at no time did he act inappropriately.
I have just completed a shoot with Paul and I can concur that he was very inch the true gent; funny and polite. A really nice person and when I told him what had happened he was very matter of fact about it and stated that it was very sad that these 2 guys would do this but in the present economic climate he understood that some people might do desperate things to gain an advantage.
My advice and recommendation to any model contemplating working with Paul or who has heard things about him, do your own investigation. Don’t take things at face value, dig under the surface and find out for yourself. Contact models who have left feedback on his profile and make your own mind up. It does seem that some photographers will do anything to get a shoot with you.
I have refrained from naming the 2 photographers, but if you contact me privately I will be happy to disclose their details.
Paul approached me on the net for a shoot, I was sceptical at first but thought I've got nothing to lose. He encouraged me on the shoot and was very professional and I got some lovely pics that enabled me to put my profile up on Purestorm.
Thanks a lot Paul, I would strongly recommend him to anyone that wants a shoot and get some nice results.
Had a shoot with Paul Kay today, he is a professional in all he does, along with great photographs he bought me my chocolate, I would recommend paul to anyone who wants to work with him, you will be surprised at the results.. thanks paul and i'm sure we will do this again.. :-)
did a shoot back in march-definatly reccomend paul he is very professional photographer, i enjoyed working with him it was my 1st ever shoot i did and i enjoyed myself he made me very relaxed and had some cracking images back :-)
Had my 1st home shoot with paul yesturday.. he was really good and made me feel comfortable. came up with some nice ideas :) would deffo recommend him and i look forward to working with him again in the future. i cant wait to see the photos :D
Thank you paul for your time and effort :)
had a couple of shoots with standrewsman very nice gent and good photographer got some really nice pics and he edited them all and i got copys thanks hun would reccommend to anyone look forward to seeing you again soon sammy x
Had my first shoot with paul a few weeks ago what a gent, was an pleasure to work with. was on time and did some fantastic shots. put them all on to my lap top and have just recived 484 edits and some prints... will be working with him again no question.
would recomend him to anyone, he help'd me no end and continues to do so..
Thank you so much paul hope to see you again soon.xxxxxx
One of the easiest and most relaxed shoots I have ever done, Paul was very easy to get along with and I never felt uncomfortable during any part of the shoot. I would recommend anyone to shoot with Paul and I would defenatly do so again. Cheers Paul your a star x
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United Kingdom, England, Warwickshire
25 July 2017
25 April 2008
2 May 2017
Up to nude
Paid work or TFP/CD
You cannot live to please everyone else. You have to edify, educate and fulfill your own dreams and destiny, and hope that whatever your art is that you're putting out there, if it's received, great, I respect you for receiving it. If it's not received, great, I respect you for not.
You can't please everyone. When you're too focused on living up to other people's standards, you aren't spending enough time raising your own. Some people may whisper, complain and judge; but for the most part, it's all in your head. People care less about your actions than you think. Why? They have their own problems!
Experience I am a keen amateur photographer based in the Midlands. Why Amateur? I don't do this full-time, I have other work commitments; however, I am committed to producing the best images possible from any shoot.
I am looking to do shoots in Warwickshire/West Midlands/Birmingham/Leicestershire/Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. I have done over 40 shoots and I have enjoyed working with new models and helping set up their portfolio and established professional models. I always try to achieve exactly what the model wants from the shoot. I am willing to work with models to any style or outfit they wish to have on their portfolio and I am always willing to advise on best look for newcomers.