Alternative, Beauty, Body Paint, Commercial, Dance, Erotic, Fashion, Fitness, Glamour, Lifestyle, Lingerie, Nude, Pinup, Portrait, Promotional, Sheer, Swimwear, Topless and Wedding
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..
Simon Carter has 53 references; 53 recommended, 0 not recommended, 0 late cancellation and 0 no-show.