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  • Hobbyist Photographer
  • More than 5 years experience
  • I work for either pay or trade depending on assignment
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Alternative, Beauty, Body Paint, Commercial, Dance, Erotic, Fashion, Fitness, Glamour, Lifestyle, Lingerie, Nude, Pinup, Portrait, Promotional, Sheer, Swimwear, Topless and Wedding

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Hi! I'm Simon and I take pictures - sometimes for money, sometimes for art but mainly for fun.

I got very involved in the new circus / alternative performance scene after University and have performed acrobalance, stilts, juggling and fire stuff in all sorts of places. Now I have a family, a pie habit and a collection of injuries I spend more time teaching than performing. I've spent years studying the way people's bodies move long before getting involved with model photography.

I regularly shoot

  • Acrobats, performers, aerialists and polers
  • Non-models and new models, both male and female
  • Contemporary dance

I offer 1-1 lighting tuition

I don't have the ninja skills or experience of some on PP but I do have a methodical approach and I'm an experienced teacher. I work hard to teach understanding rather than a handful of setups. I tailor my teaching to your individual requirements and I consider that my particular skills include:

  • Studio & portraiture lighting basics
  • Working with dancers, acrobats, polers & aerialists
  • Using hard light for contrast and drama
  • Controlling light in confined spaces

A typical 3 hour session with a model in my studio costs approximately £150.

I trade studio time for modelling time

If you're a model who's also a photographer than I'll happily consider trading use of my studio & equipment for your modelling skills.

I occasionally host model training sessions for new models

While I'm competent at directing models I'm not a full time commercial photographer so I run these sessions in conjunction with Jada Rose - a hugely experienced fashion, glamour and fitness model. We teach together while I snap away. These sessions are great fun & you'll get some finished images too.

My current personal projects include

  • Contemporary dancers, acrobats and aerialists - both the story behind the training and the final result of the work
  • Yoga practitioners
  • The lighting & style used by George Hurrell-era vintage Hollywood portraitists
  • Expressive nudes with male or female models and non-models
  • Aubrey Beardsley themed work

I'd love to hear from anyone with an eccentric idea for a collaboration. I tend to be picky about lighting, pose and retouching - I prefer to generate a smaller number of quality images than a large number of similar images. 

I regularly work with a few very talented hair and makeup folk. Most of them aren't on PP.

I have my own lighting and studio. The studio is a shared dance studio. I mainly have access on Friday afternoons and evenings but also some weekends.

I've recently tidied my port. There's lots of interesting stuff in the Oldies but Goodies album

I sometimes get FPIs. I make stuff to please myself & my models, not the FPI elves, and I'm invariably chuffed and surprised when it happens. Anyway, click the badge if that kind of thing interests you..



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