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Writing about yourself is daunting. I never know how much to embellish, where to elaborate or even what to include for the most part, so I guess I’ll start with the basics.
I am a hobbyist photographer based in Leeds, UK. I’ve been shooting to improve since January 2018, though I’ve had a camera a little while longer. I like to think I create visual art that provokes thought and emotion but I’ll leave that up to you to decide. I want to work with like-minded creatives and collaborate on exciting new ideas, recreating old ones with a twist and having fun whilst doing so.
I stumbled upon photography by accident. I used to make videos of my escapades in a different hobby. A friend suggested I purchase a camera instead of a mobile phone upgrade to enable me to up production quality. I took his advice and purchased an entry level DSLR. I fired off a few shots of my kids and was a little underwhelmed. The quality just didn’t appear to be there. I thought I had made a mistake. I joined a couple of Facebook groups and went trawling for information and advice. Someone offered me a 50mm f/1.8 lens for a knockdown price so I decided to give it a try. Five to ten pictures later I was hooked. I think I’ve made maybe two videos since!
I tried to run before I could walk and thought I knew it all. Suffice to say, some great constructive critique made me realise what I thought was good was in fact terribly poor. Since that day I’ve knuckled down and tried to improve every time I shoot. Researching and practising new techniques, playing with lighting configurations and trying to find my own niche style. I’m not sure I’ve settled on it yet but I definitely have a penchant for bodyscape and mono images. Hopefully my portfolio shows them to be of a good standard.
I shoot mainly collaborations, as I highly prefer to work with people that are in it for the art rather than to just make a quick quid. Personal preference but it's just how it is.
I like to cover multiple styles on each shoot, so will start with a couple of headshots/portraits to warm up and get used to interacting with the model, move on to fashion and then as the shoot progresses if the levels call for it, will move on to lingerie/bodyscape etc. Allowing the model time to relax and stay within their comfort levels.
What are you waiting for?! Gimme a shout and lets get this show on the road!
Mike Lancaster has 20 references; 20 recommended, 0 not recommended, 0 late cancellation and 0 no-show.
Bodyscape/Body parts similar to my current portfolio. TFP -NSFW
Leeds 9 from Saturday, November 9th to Saturday, November 30th.