- Hobbyist Photographer
- More than 5 years experience
- I work for either pay or trade depending on assignment
- I can travel or work from home
Beauty, Body Paint, Commercial, Erotic, Fashion, Glamour, Landscape, Lifestyle, Lingerie, Nude, Portrait, Promotional, Swimwear and Topless
Hello and thank you for viewing my Purpleport profile.
Following a fairly successful summer of shoots, I have decided to carry on with model photography, through the autumn and on to the at least the end of the year but at a much reduced rate of shooting.
Although photography is a hobby for me, I do take it very seriously. Primarily, I like to photograph people. This may be through a shoot with a model, with a portrait session with non-models, or through a street photography session. I also like to take photographs around the city, and have had several of my cityscapes printed in local publications. Coming up with concepts and picture stories is something I enjoy very much, and a selection of these were printed in a proper, real, book that people can physically buy!
I work from a studio a short distance from Birmingham city centre. The studio is situated within a 1930s industrial building, which has great natural light, but also long dark, atmospheric corridors and 3 original cage lifts which are excellent places for shoots. I am not able to hire out the studio to third parties. Please note that I don't drive, so I am unable to pick you up or drop you off if you're travelling by train. The studio is about a 25 minute walk from New Street Station, or a 10 minute taxi ride.
I also like to us the city itself as a big open air studio, utilising the wonderful buildings we have in Birmingham as backdrops, or in local parks with the vibrant colours, or in the less salubrious areas of the city, all depending on what effect I'm going for. I'm also able to shoot from my flat, a short hop from the city centre. I have studio lights, and also decent sized windows for natural light shots.
I have small but growing number of outfits that can be used for shoots, like a 'little black dress', an urban gothic style dress and a renaissance style ivory coloured 'wedding dress', all in sizes 6 to 10.
I put up plenty of castings, but if you apply for any of them, please, please, pleeeeeease read them carefully, top to bottom. They will tell you all you need to know. I can tell if you haven't read it, and I just won't reply. And one or two word replies to castings, such as “I’m interested”, won’t even get you a reply. I will never pay any money up front for a shoot, so no deposits, or travel expenses (which I will rarely pay in any event) or any other money in advance will not be paid under any circumstances. Due to a recent run of late cancellations and a no show, if you no show or cancel within the PP guidelines, you will be left the appropriate, factual, reference, regardless of the reason. If you book a shoot, I really expect you to show up!
So have a browse of my port, love any of the images you like and feel free to suggest any for one of those 'fpi' thingys! And if you'd like to work with me, or have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
ColinD has 72 references; 72 recommended, 0 not recommended, 0 late cancellation and 0 no-show.
City "Cinematic" Model Shoot.
Birmingham & Derby & Stratford-upon-Avon & Worcester on Saturday, October 19th.