Alternative, Dance, Fashion, Lifestyle, Lingerie, Nude, Portrait and Promotional
A B O U T M E
Hi, I'm Dan.
I do photography for fun, and I have no interest in earning money from it. I feel like that decision has given me more freedom to experiment and produce a wide range of shots in a style that is developing and evolving as I go. My original goal was to produce raw, expressive images with tons of atmosphere. I'm building on that with a love for the filmic aesthetic and creating concepts behind shoots.
I'm working towards telling stories with my photos, but I enjoy being in the moment on shoots, and allowing them to go in their own direction on the day, so the story never quite goes to plan.
C U R R E N T I N T E R E S T S
GENDERLESS ALTERNATE REALITY
A documentary/editorial project I'm hoping to shoot throughout 2020 and beyond, set in an alternate timeline with very different views on gender expression, sustainable living and other changes. See casting call here.
I love working in new home locations, finding interesting features and creating interesting, atmospheric images. A lot of my portfolio is in this style, and I'm very comfortable in my ability to produce this kind of work now - I do still enjoy shooting this, but I am currently looking to explore other things.
I like to mess with light distortion in-camera, artificial lighting, reflections and shooting through stuff to create weird effects. If you're up for just trying out weird techniques and seeing what happens, get in touch!
WEIRD & COLOURFUL FASHION
I always love the opportunity to work with interesting clothing, and prefer a nice colour co-ordinated look.
T F P W O R K
Most of my shoots are TFP. I edit quickly, because I'm impatient to see the photos, and generally send 20+ edited images, but that does depend on the style of the shoot.
L I G H T I N G
Bowens Portable Studio Lighting Kit ✓
Anything else that lights up ✓
I'm happier using daylight and a floor lamp than my studio kit, but I do have the lighting options available should they be required for a shoot. I always bring studio lights as a back up for indoor shoots in case the other lighting isn't working.
L O C A T I O N S
I'm happiest working with indoor locations, but I seem to be venturing outdoors a lot more recently. I am able to shoot from my home if required, but I'm not overly keen on shooting in places I'm so familiar with. I'm not particularly comfortable shooting in studios, but may want to test it out again in the future.
F I L M C A M E R A S
Recently, I've started shooting with film on a few different cameras. I've got a good Olympus SLR, some much older folding/box cameras, a stereoscopic 3D camera, and a trusty Polaroid instant camera. All available as props or to shoot with. I won't be doing any film-only shoots for a while as I'm still much less confident with film than digital, and wouldn't want to disappoint, so will mostly be bringing then along to other shoots to play with.
T R A V E L
Central London ✓
Get in touch if you're further afield and we'll see if we can arrange something.
l x s t has 20 references; 20 recommended, 0 not recommended, 0 late cancellation and 0 no-show.
Birmingham & Brighton & Glasgow & London & Manchester from Monday, January 4th to Sunday, February 14th.
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Folkestone & London & Maidstone & Margate