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"I do remember exposing and developing a B&W 126 film cartridge then enlarging and glazing the print's in the school darkroom back in 1972"
But I really started using photography as a creative outlet in 1984, when I bought my first 35mm camera a Zenit TTL, back in my home town of Romford in Essex. I then converted our garage into a darkroom, for processing my black & white film exposures, and printing the results with an LPL enlarger at that time.Then upgrading my kit in 1985 to the new Nikon F301 with a 70~200 f4 lens, then going on the the fully manual Bronica etrs medium format camera and 75mm f2.8 lens. In 1990 I found what I think was the best camera I have ever used the fully manual 1970s Nikon~NIKkOMAT~FTN with a 50mm F1.4 lens.
Example below of my photograpy and home darkroom printing from 1990
Anti war demonstration in London taken with NIKKOMAT FTN on Ilford fp4 film
CND campaigner Monsignor Bruce Kent 1990
Having gained an "A" level qualification in photography 1995 at Havering college of further and higher education.
Below example of my coursework,
Shot on the steps of St Martins in the field London
portrait of a homeless man 1995
Below seaside shot from 2014
I started freelancing in the autumn of 1995, Having some local newspaper publications and Working full-time as a freelance photographer, using commercial lab's to develop and print my work. I was shooting wedding's/event's, newborn's/children also shooting university graduation ceremonies and graduation portraits, throughout the U.K's universities Using 35mm and 120 film, with 35mm and 6x4.5 6x6 and 6x7 medium format cameras, untill I stopped shooting in 2003, as film photography was swept away by the new digital format. Now shooting on digital and occasionally with film and using it as a creative outlet, I am once again back in love with photography, shooting as a hobby on a T.F.P collaboration basis. Im now based in gloucester, GL2 area with a home studio. I'm also up for location shoot's.
Biography Update 06/07/2019 I now have a 1975 Nikkormat EL.
A 43 year old film camera so now can do some old skool film shoots with prints
"I AM the Nikon F-Zero"
Also have a 1961 the Olympus auto eye a 58 year old rangefinder
Not a stock pic's but the actual camera's
I'm a published photographer
Model: Johnny O MUA Max Van De Banks
with many alternativene/burlesque/event posters and magazine articles
I'm always looking for models for, collaboration T.F.P. shoots, regardless of your: ethnicity, size, gender or gender none-conforming, alternativeness.. I only work with models 18 years of age and older no uper limit. In some cases I may request identification be provided. Also you must have at least one reference or willing to exchange contact numbers. If you feel that you need a chaperone that implies that you do not trust me or have a lack of slef~confidence, in which case I have no wish to work with someone who regards me as a potential threat or someone who has no self~confidence, See my 200 plus References.
Most photoshoots are in collaboration with international and award winning freelance makeup artist Max Van De Banks,
The above: TV captuer of film credits from "Offensive" a film based on true stories a hard hitting film from the Director Jon Ford
shown on Sky Horror Channel 25/08/2019
The name behind "Makeup by MaximumEffect" Link > https://purpleport.com/portfolio/maximum/
Message me if all the above is ok with you, and you're looking for creative pictures.
I'm always wanting to come up with something different.
Burlesque Performer : LOUISE L'AMOUR
In collaboration with international and award winning freelance makeup artist Max Van De Banks
Models : Amanda74 and Johnny O
Above Modle: Carolina M.U.A Makeup max "Max Van De Banks"
From the Cherries On A Cloud burlesque & cabaret show
Above: The international burlesque dancer & performer Louise L'Amour
Mermaid with shell
M.U.A Max Van De Banks
Children of the forest
Model: Cora. M.U.A Max Van De Banks
Above Model : Tegan Westall : M.U.A Makeup Max (Max Van De Banks)
M.U.A: Max Van De Banks Model Johnny 'O
Stretching the Fabric of Space and Time
M.U.A: Max Van De Banks Model: Qualia
Above Model : Michael Jman Edmunds
I'm also the official photographer @ cherries on a cloud burlesque and cabaret show .
Above photo International burlesque artists : Johnny "O" and Kitty ribbons.
A link to cherries on a cloud burlesque & cabaret below
Above photo Betty Blue-Eyes performing at Cherries On A Cloud on December 2018
YOU MUST WATCH THIS >>> Link to that act here > https://youtu.be/0mz59fgvLMU
Shoot's with Portrait X
flicker: photostream and profile
S T R A N G E~S O U L has 213 references; 212 recommended, 0 not recommended, 0 late cancellation and 1 no-show.