Beauty, Body Paint, Commercial, Fashion, Landscape, Lifestyle, Lingerie, Nude, Pinup, Portrait, Promotional, Sheer, Swimwear and Topless
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I am a relaxed and easy going photographer with plenty of ideas. Based in Surrey, I shoot part time as I have a full time job to pay the bills. I am experienced behind the lens having been seriously into photography for years and am always happy to practice lighting set ups and try new things. Some of my images have been published in corporate publications and on the covers of books. I have photographed some celebrities including Buzz Aldrin and Andy Green.
I have a small home studio in a dedicated space, but am happy to travel too and can often fit shoots in to space between my other work. I will do trade work, and paid work depending on the shoot.
My photography interests are wide ranging, from wildlife, to landscape and portraits. In portraiture I also have a wide range of interests including pregnancy, tasteful nude, travel and reportage in both studio and on location. I am not keen on "blood and guts" shoots, tying people up or depicting people in pain. I also print my own photographs using some alternative processes, including Cyanotype and Platinum/Palladium. I sometimes bring an instant camera along, or some old fashioned classic cameras as well as my digital kit.
I am always respectful of people’s levels and requirements during a shoot, as long as I know what they are. I generally like to have fun, generate a bit of a rapport and get the best out all involved.
You are always welcome to bring a friend to a shoot. You will find me respectful, interested and happy to collaborate with your own ideas as well as mine. I treat models as I would wish to be treated myself - biscuits are usually provided ;-)
Re-touching and Naming images
I generally do not do a massive amount of retouching of my photographs. I want to depict people as they are, rather than with some strange sense of “beauty”. I generally remove temporary things like acne or bruises, but will keep skin texture untouched. I like people as they are and often the “imperfect” shows the beauty, rather than having a bland face with no character. To that end I do not usually do frequency separation or similar to make people look different to who they are. I do like playing with contrast, levels, colours etc and I like to make monochrome images too.
I really hate naming my images - so they are usually just the name of the model, place, or animal in the image. Occasionally if there is a word or number in the image I will call it that. For me, adding a name does nothing and feels a bit pretentious.
Chaperones and Safety
You are welcome to bring someone to the shoot. I do prefer to generate a rapport with the people I shoot with though and someone else in the mix can often spoil that. Your safety is important, but if you do bring someone, please make sure they are not a distraction. With safety in mind, I will shoot in places that could be considered dangerous, like abandoned buildings for instance, but I always make sure we do not take excessive risk – if you are unhappy, you won’t be forced to do something you think is dangerous.
Please try to avoid being late or cancelling at short notice – thank you.
Adrian Anderson has 34 references; 34 recommended, 0 not recommended, 0 late cancellation and 0 no-show.