Beauty, Commercial, Dance, Fashion, Fitness, Landscape, Lifestyle, Portrait and Promotional
An experienced, ex-professional photographer that until recently has focused on sports, food, landscape and events, with work published in (physical) magazines and books, and exhibited in gallery open and solo exhibitions. My portfolio here is my portrait, fashion, beauty, and editorial photography, with a dollop of conceptual and occasionally surreal 'art' photography creeping in. Examples of the more 'arty' side of my work can be found in the Future Direction Album
I aspire for photography with a narrative style - images that tell a story, capture the essence of the subject, or pose questions in the viewers mind - although I'm not averse to images that simply look beautiful.
While I do like to produce the high gloss, bright and breezy, and some of my work has a commercial vibe, I would normally strive for a bit of ‘edge’, or perhaps a deliberate contrast between the fashion and design, and perhaps a rural, woodland, or gritty urban landscape.
I am usually not short of ideas, concepts and a clear vision of what I want to achieve, but Collaboration is also my default style, whether a paid shoot or TFP. I particularly enjoy working with creative souls, and people who contribute actively to a shoot.
'Trade For ....' shoots
Happy to work on a TF basis with models (and other performing arts creatives such as dancers and actors), MUAs, stylists, and designers also looking to build up their portfolios, perhaps broaden the range of images they have away from their usual style, or anyone who has a particular idea - the more ambitious or out there the better - that they want to work with someone collaboratively to make happen.
I will typically provide a longlist of low-res images in a drop box to choose from and produce 3 to 4 high quality, un-watermarked, edits for every hour of shoot/look (which will take at least another hour of my time for every hour on set) within a week.
While my work covers a very wide range of styles, and there may be some exceptions, I generally don't shoot glamour or lingerie (for its own sake), at least in part because I am just not very good at it, and if you are looking for someone to take these sort of images there are many others who would be better at it.
I'm particularly interested in producing some more 'artistic', conceptual and surreal imagery, as well as helping to visualise important issues (such as mental health).
A respectful, safe, and comfortable shoot experience is always the highest priority, and as a consequence chaperones are always welcome, No is always a perfectly acceptable and final answer, and snacks and breaks (and on longer shoots, lunch) are always provided.
I have had both Covid-19 vaccination doses, caught and recovered from COVID, and had the booster vaccine.
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Get in touch - would love to work with you!
Jon Clempner FRSA LRPS
JonC has 63 references; 63 recommended, 0 not recommended, 0 late cancellations, and 0 no-shows.
Harlow & London on Friday, February 25th 2022.