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Photographer / Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. (Map)

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Additional Information

  • Part time Photographer
  • More than 9 years experience
  • I work for either pay or trade depending on assignment
  • I can travel or work from home
  • See message reply rate [?]

Shoots styles

Beauty, Erotic, Fashion, Glamour, Lifestyle, Lingerie, Nude, Portrait, Sheer and Topless




Thank you for checking out my profile, my name is Chris and I am an all analogue photographer whose work can be described as eclectic. I work across multiple subjects, genres, and formats - 35mm, 120 and now 8x10 large format. I develop and print all my own work within my darkroom. My previous work has been heavily inspired by the vintage photography of David Hamilton, Carlo Mollino and Ralph Gibson and is now moving towards the likes of Stuges, Coigny, Ionesco, and Mann.

My work can really be split into two camps – Fine Art and Vintage Eroticism/Glamour.

Fine Art:

My eclectic approach has motivated me to take the plunge with 8x10 large format photography and to give my fine art work bit of a reboot. After a few years of work and craft, I want to bring that knowledge and inspiration to a new project that I intend to develop over a couple of years with a mixture of landscapes, nudes, and eroticism to varying degrees. I have some sketches developed to better describe the images I wish to create (with 8x10 there is no rushing and there will likely only be a handful of shots along with some Polaroids during any session) and which I will share with you before hand to avoid any confusion and to confirm levels.

Vintage Eroticism/Glamour:

This is where my original inspiration and motivation begins with vintage photography techniques in the style of David Hamilton, Carlo Mollino, or Robert Farber. The classic 70’s, and 80’s vibe with saturated colour, heavy grain, soft glow or diffusion. Levels will vary between glamour, classic nude, erotic, or explicit but these will also be confirmed beforehand. I am embarking on a no-digital approach to display and exhibition (ie - no instagram, facebook, etc). My intent is to shoot editorials and then print the image in zine or giclee format to be viewed face to face in life. 

With all of my work my ultimate aim is to publish (in book from), print (fine art), and exhibit (gallery). For everyone's peace of mind please find below an industry standard model release form I would like completing to safeguard both parties with some ID. I am not a pay for view photographer but I will be using my images to fund the next editorial or print run, and many magazines or gallery safeguard themselves by asking for these details. If I do not have them it can cause me issues later on. 

Standard Model Release Text

For valuable consideration received as                                                                         , I grant to  Christopher John and his or her legal representatives and assigns  Christopher John , the irrevocable and unrestricted right to make, use and publish photographs, still or moving, of me, or in which I may be included, for editorial, trad e, advertising, and any other purpose and in any manner and medium and to alter and composite the same without restriction and without my inspection or approval. I hereby release Christopher John                    and legal representatives and assigns from all claims and liability relating to said photographs or their use. This release shall be binding upon me, and all respective heirs, legal representatives, and assigns.

You will find that I am professional, creative, friendly and come to a shoot with an objective to create a body of work and hopefully in collaboration with an equally passionate and creative model.

I do also run a portrait business, well I guess more of a training business now focused around maternity photography. I have a book which is on sale now and hey! Even the greatest photographers had to make ends meet somehow before their art really took off.

 What you will ultimately expect from me is professionalism, information about the project, description, concept, date, time, duration, location and if I have any MUA's or assistants attending. I will confirm with you the rate of compensation, travel expenses and image usage with a copy of the release. I expect the same level of professionalism in responses and confirmation, that you will wear loose clothing prior to the shoot, and to hopefully have a conversation or at least a cup of tea prior to the commencement of the shoot to go over the shoot plan and introductions. Each shoot is going to use around £100+ of film and good images depend on a rapport - and thats not often best achieved through a "cold start".

 I look forward to working with you!


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