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About Us

PurplePort is a free online portfolio-hosting and networking platform for models, photographers, studios, and other creatives to book photoshoots and share their work.

Whether you have a wealth of experience or are new to the industry, our mission is to provide one neat, refreshing and easy-to-use service for finding talented people to work/collaborate with.

Since opening our doors in September 2010, our membership has steadily increased daily, growing organically from the ground up into the vibrant, diverse community of creatives it is today. Our members help and support each other, working together to make the industry the best it can be.

PurplePort is a family-owned and run business with a dedicated team of full-time staff who keep us ticking along, and everything we do is conscientiously and carefully driven by love for and loyalty to our wonderful members.

Our staff members use the same services we provide to our membership, which makes us uniquely invested in developing PurplePort to be the best. We constantly add new features, create enhancements, and brainstorm ways to improve things. 

Meet our staff members

Business Owner: Russ

Development Team: Russ and Lexi

Customer Support Team: Laura

The Purple Blog & Social Media Team: Penelope 

All PurplePort staff members have a purple PurplePort Staff Member badge on their portfolio page.

Join PurplePort

It’s free to join PurplePort, and setting up your account takes just a few minutes. 

After we’ve reviewed your account, you can start networking with the best models, photographers, studios, make-up artists, designers, stylists and more.

Our easy-to-use tools will help you stay organised and make your busy shoot schedule more manageable, so you can spend time creating beautiful images.

Get access to a comprehensive shoot diary, advanced member searching, our shoot plan tool, valuable insights into your PurplePort account activity, away/travel notices, unlimited casting calls, events for studio days & much more.

Our super Meet and Greet Team (MaG) is ready to help you when you join with advice or queries you have about using PurplePort. 

We think PurplePort is the best platform for creatives, and we hope you will too!

Contact us

We’re here to help, whether you have a general enquiry about our service, need assistance with your PurplePort account, or want to speak to our team about something else.

You can contact us about anything by creating a support ticket from our Help & Support page.

Please provide as much information about your query as possible, and include an email address we can contact you on (so we can notify you of our replies to your support ticket). You don't need a PurplePort account to create a support ticket.   

Follow us

Our talented PurplePort community create inspiring, dynamic and beautiful images, which we love to share on our blog and social media channels:

Our resources

We have many articles and guides on The Purple Blog to help you, all created by our community and staff members.

Below are some resources you may find helpful. 

How to Become a Model - Top Tips & Advice

This guide is packed full of tips and advice that you can use to begin, and boost, your modelling career. Continue reading...

How to Start Working with Models - Tips & Advice for Photographers

This guide is perfect for photographers who want to start their career working in the model photography industry. Continue reading...

How to Arrange A Successful and Stress-Free Trade (TFP) Shoot

Provides practical advice and essential tips to help you book trade shoots and get the most out of them. Continue reading...

How To Get Noticed & Raise Your Profile - Our Top 9 Essential Industry Tips

Simple, practical tips you can use right now to help promote yourself and get exposure. Continue reading...

Model agencies, a guide and FAQ

Our guide to agencies to help you get the most out of them, things to avoid, and what they can do for you as an aspiring model. Continue reading...

How To Find The Best Creatives - Due Diligence Tips for Photoshoots

Due diligence is a background check on someone you want to work with. Use these tips to help you get the most out of photoshoots. Continue reading...