Fashion, Lingerie, Nude and Portrait
If in a rush just read the bold, but I prefer to shoot with people who have fully considered their options!
Who I'll shoot with:
I shoot with a wide variety of models, typically I prefer females between size 8 and 12 and males with a toned/athletic figure, and people under 40. I will occassionally shoot with people who don't meet that criteria if there's a specific suitable idea we're shooting for.
I typically approach new models as I feel my personal skills are suited to bringing out the best shots for them and I have more to offer them in terms of improving their portfolio. If you're an experienced model with a strong portfolio and would like to shoot tf with me then I'm incredibly flattered, please send me a direct message to let me know.
Where I Shoot:
I am in Walsall, a 10-15 minute walk from the train and bus stations and a 5 minute drive from junction 10 of the M6. I mainly shoot from my home studio, and while the house itself will be refurbished over the coming years it is perfectly suitable for shooting in now, just don't expect a palace! I also have nearby outdoor locations from green environments to more urban. Feel free to make your favourite refreshments known in advance if shooting here. I can bring some lighting to your home, although I'm unlikely to agree to a journey of more than 90 minutes from my door to yours via public transport. Other location shoots when it's not raining or too cold are very welcome.
Shooting with me:
Shoots are relaxed and respectful with you having an equal input into the direction of the shoot if wanted. Themes and levels are agreed in advance, but we'll sit down at the start of a shoot to look through photos and everything you've brought to ensure a plan we are both happy with. My portfolio is overwhelmingly shot with new and inexperienced models with all lighting set up by me, therefore my portfolio reflects the quality you can expect from a shoot with me, which is not necessarily the case if looking at portfolios full of experienced models or studio day shoots.
Compensation is as follows:
Traditional TFP shoots is my preferred arrangement. You will receive a minimum of 10 (but often more) fully edited shots delivered by email or dropbox by the end of the second weekend after our shoot. We both get an equal say in terms of which photos get edited, and the right to veto any photos we don't like.
When editing I retouch skin, I don't reshape bodies or facial features, unless specifically discussed beforehand. I prefer to edit within my capabilities which leads to a natural look being the dominant quality within my portfolio. I am always open to a model's suggestions in terms of black and white or colour, crops, etc, but please make that suggestion when selecting your photos and accept the final decision is mine - no one is better placed than me to understand what I can and can't do well. I do not supply photos for you to edit yourself.
I am happy to consider shooting content that you request for your exclusive use on other sites in exchange for shooting my ideas for my portfolio. If providing content these will be a greater number of photos than my tfp arrangement, and these would be edited to a high standard but with a little less retouching than what you see on my page.
What I don't offer:
If you're looking for money, social media attention, credibility or FPIs you've got the wrong person, I shoot purely for the joy and reward of creating photos we can be proud of and haven't a clue how to network. I am happy to state that bluntly and lose shoots to photographers giving misleading claims about their intentions or the benefits of shooting with them. I am then comfortable knowing collaborators have motivations and goals that match my own and aren't jumping naively into something they'll regret.
I don't levels push and find having a clear agreement of maximum shooting level in plain language in advance of a shoot helps avoid misunderstandings. I prefer communication on this site which is the best practice from a safety perspective (although if you choose to communicate with me elsewhere then I will follow your preference). I hope models I have previously shot with would be happy to confirm the genuine nature of the reference they left for me. I am quite happy for you to make phone contact with friends/family throughout a shoot to confirm where you are, your safety and comfort. Always leave a 'not recommended' reference on Purpleport for me or any photographer who behaves inappropriately to help other models.
Starfruit has 75 references; 75 recommended, 0 not recommended, 0 late cancellations, and 0 no-shows.