Alternative, Dance, Fashion, Fitness, Lingerie and Nude
- Cornwall 2020
- Norfolk 2020
- People I'd Like To Work With
- People I'd love to work with at some time in the future, but I'm not in a position to do anything just yet :(
- People I've thoroughly enjoyed working with
- Possible Dorset location shoot 2020
- Possible local fashion-y shoot
- Possible shoot near Winchester (tba)
- Worcestershire (Dance) Postponed until 2021
- Worcestershire (Postponed until 2021)
In the ten or so years that I've been doing this I've done about 600 shoots with more than 250 different models. All the models have survived.
Being a creaky, decrepit old git with a woeful lack of energy, I've now cut down to just three or four shoots each month. But please don't let that deter you from getting in touch; if a shoot would be of interest at some time in the future, please give me a kick and I'll get back to you.
Your age, experience and dress size are not important. (As for any upper age limit, if you still have a pulse, that's good enough for me.) The things that ARE important are your enthusiasm and reliability.
I do all-day shoots - roughly 10/10.30am to about 4.30pm. It's a long day, but it enables us to work on a variety of ideas at a steady pace. Usual shoot days are Saturdays and Sundays, but some weekdays are occasionally do-able.
LOCATION and GETTING HERE: My usual indoor (i.e. heated!) shoot location is in a small village near Frome in north-east Somerset. That's about 15 miles south of Bath and 25 miles south-east of Bristol. But please note... The village in which the shoot location is situated does not have any public transport, so if you're travelling to me it's a major advantage if you have your own transport.
If you don't have your own transport my nearest stations are Frome, which has local services, and Bath, which has fast, direct trains from London Paddington. I can sometimes (but please note the word 'sometimes') give a lift from those stations; so even if you're in London I'm not out of reach.
I'VE GOT A DRESSING-UP BOX!: Hang on. That sounds a bit odd. :) Let me elaborate... I have quite a lot of clothes and accessories that can be used for shoots. They include hand-made corsets, latex, posh frocks, shoes and all sorts of stuff. The items are well looked-after and are kept clean - it's not 'falling apart at the seams' tat. (Quite a lot of the clothing seen in my pictures actually belongs to me.) So if you want to use some of my stuff as well as your own stuff, that could add a bit of variety to a shoot.
EDITS: From a TF shoot I aim to supply at least one or two edited pics from each sequence we do. Short of any unforeseen disaster you will get them within a week of the shoot. These edits will be finished ready for web use and will be sized accordingly (usually 895 pixels wide). Sorry, but I do not do prints.
CHAPERONES: Despite my flexibility about all sorts of things, there's one thing about which there is no flexibility. Unless you are under 18 I will not have a chaperone on site during a shoot. That's non-negotiable. If you feel that you need a chaperone, that implies that you do not trust me. I have no wish to work with someone who regards me as a potential threat to their safety.
OUT AND ABOUT - 2020 (N.B: In view of Covid and all that goes with it, the following might not happen. But I'll leave it in anyway, just in case...):
Advance planning... During each of the following weeks this year I'll be looking for one or maybe two outdoor shoots in visually interesting locations. So if you'd be up for a shoot and if you know of suitable locations, please get in touch
5-12 June: Mid/north Cornwall
11-18 July: Norfolk
4-11 September: Mid/north Cornwall (again!)
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