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Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 160 lbs
Neck: 15"
Sleeve: 0"
Chest: 42"
Waist: 31"
Inseam: 27"
Shoe: 10.5
Hair color: Brown
Hair length: Short
Eye color: Green
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Skin color: Olive
Shoot nudes: No
Tattoos: n/a
Piercings: n/a
Experience: Some Experience
Compensation: Depends on Assignment
Genres: Acting
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Editorial
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Last activity: Aug 16, 2014
Joined: Mar 05, 2009


blackbeltboulevard

Male
23 years old
Bedford, England, United Kingdom
blackbeltboulevard

Mayhem #1095332
Model


MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/blackbeltboulevard

About me
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I have an on going Banksy themed set of shoots anyone interested in the shoot or shooting with me shout
see my sporting profile 1443191 of my karate shots
full time International Athlete (england karate team)
and part of the England Squad 2011
Semi Professional Cage Fighter
MMA fighter
represented England at
2007 European karate Championships Izmir Turkey (kumite) (cadet)
2008 European karate Championships Trieste Italy (kata)
(Junior)
2009 European Karate Championships Paris France (kumite)
(under 21)
2009 World Karate Championships Rabat Morocco (kumite)
under 21)
Five Nations (England v Wales v Northern Ireland v Scotland v Eire) Men's team 2nd overall (men and womens team combined) 1st (senior)
Dutch Mondial World Cup Senior Kata Champion 2010
Dutch Mondial World Cup Senior Kumite Champion 2010
Budo Nord World Cup winner 2008 (under 21)
Disney European Festival of Martial Arts Grand Champion 2008 (under 18)
Disney European Kata Champion 2008
Disney European Kumite Champion 2008
English National Kata Champion 2008
(cadet)
Welsh Open National Kumite Champion 2008
(junior)
Irish Open National Kata Champion 2008
(cadet)
Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist 2008
(junior)
British National double Bronze Medalist 2008
(senior)
Budo Nord World Cup Team Kumite Champions 2008
WTKO World champion kata 2001
(childrens)
WTKO World champion kata 2002
(childrens)
FSKA World Kata Champion Under 21 2007
FSKA World Kata Champion Senior 2007
featured in
Now Magazine
Martial Arts Illustrated
Combat Magazine
Fighters
Traditional Karate
Winner of Monochrome People award 2009 (Hugh Spence image)
TV Credits
Trevor Macdonalds 'Tonight' show 3 times
gmtv 3 times
bbc world news
fash fc
nike advert
open university
sports Agent www.benumber1.co.uk
Sponsors www.chikaraltd.co.uk
Taking bookings throughout 2011
Availabilty

Credits
featured on various websites including
nikitasara.com
chikaraltd.co.uk
danielslade.com/Portrait.htm
englishkaratefederation.com/news/paris09_video_u21s_compilation.php
musclebyseanlloyd.co.uk
hotmodels.com/profile/MartinHeming
chrismarwoodphotography.co.uk/
actikarate.com/ the olympic interview
please message for any more information required
PHOTOGRAPHERS I HAVE WORKED WITH
BobtheBoulder (net-model)
Gareth is simply superb to work with. Always prepared and focused, dependable, and full of enthusiasm to get the job done. Gareth puts 100% commitment into every shoot that he does - and it shows in the pictures. Simply the best, nicest and most dedicated male model I have worked with in the last decade.
StGeorge (nm x 1 location)
I dont think I have ever worked with a model who puts such effort and work into preparing for shoot. Gareth is a great fun model to work with and bring total commitment to a shoot. He's also a really nice guy. Recommended!
Spike (nm x 1 studio/location)
Worked with BBB on the Derelict pool group shoot. Great guy - good model & martial arts expert. Very professional, look forward to shooting him using his martial arts skill in the future.
WonkeyDonkey (nm x 1)
Enormous effort put into preparation of the shoot...an organised and focussed model...recommended.....shame we had so little time....will work together again I'm sure!
KPH (nm x 1)
If you need a clean shaven, young male for a shoot idea then look no further. I found Gareth easy to work with and he helped adjust the shoot idea we developed with Tamrin (female model.) Highly recommended.
JTP (nm x 1)
A cracking shoot with blackbeltboulevard, great communication prior to the day, Gareth came fully prepared for the shoot and some brilliant images were the result - NM's 'Most-Wanted' male model? the references speak for themselves! - a pleasure to work with, looking forward to the next one G !
Applephoto (Andrew Apple)
(mm*230210 studio location shoot) x3 studio, location
I guess if you are young and as skilled and talented as Gareth is, it would be very easy to become a complete pain in the arse. Gareth is anything but, certainly one of the nicest giys I've worked with. An excellent communicator, puts everyone else at ease around him and works bloody hard.
I only hope his future career still leaves him time for modelling,everyone should have some BBB in their port.
I had the pleasure of working with two very talented people yesterday, Gareth Hains and Becky Blissitt. Gareth is a member of the 2009 England Under 21 Karate Team for the 2009 Karate World Championships Morocco (under 78kg section), Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist and 2008 British National double Bronze Medalist 2008 amongst many other titles. He is also one of the leading practitioners of Kata and had the idea to show the similarity of some of the Kata moves to ballet. Our ballet dancer, Becky, trained at the Royal Academy and together on stage at the Riverhead Theatre, Louth they showed just how good they are.
Jeff emerson
(nm location shoot) x 1
G may be the most talented male model I have ever worked with...he moves with ease (the karate).. he looks great (i think a young nick cage), his work rate is phenomenal as is his pre shoot help-we took over 3 months to set our shoot up with scheduling issues..it was worth waiting for. but hell don't listen to me,just work with him. he will blow you away.oh and sorry about the lying in the street thing.thank christ the cab got nigel not you (hehe)
cheers g.and thanks.i hope u like the pics
GaryO (NM X 2 Shoots)
I worked with Gareth at the St Albans pool shoot, great guy, easy to communicate with, fun and versatile. Gareth takes direction well and works incredibly hard to achieve results. Would happily recommend him to anyone.
kk1
(5 shoots, 1 group, 3 location, 1 studio)
I worked with Gareth today and can highly recommend him. His modelling skills are excellent, has his own brilliant ideas and communicates well. He is hard working, confident and easy to get on with, comitted, reliable and immaculately turned out. What more can I say....just book him !!
John henry
(nm location shoot, group shoot) x3
I worked with BBB earlier this year, and he proved to a keen Model willing to take direction and brought his own ideas to the shoot which was refreshing. He joined us at the Bunker 6 shoot and worked with many Photographers at the event and produced a large variety of styles which an some amazing Images
Affleck (x1 nm location)
Worked with Gareth today on an outdoor shoot helping a young chap to promote his personal trainer business. Despite the typical British weather (and occasional bit of deer poo) Gareth was great to work with and I would have no hesitation in recommending him as a great model to work with. Punctuality was spot on and commendable given the distance he travelled for todays assignment.
ShaunHodge (nm x 2 location)
Gareth is a model you came very well prepared for a shoot. He has the correct attitude with good communication. Works well with and without other models.
Unfortunately all got cut short due to rain. Will shoot again sometime. Nice guy
Redbaron (nm x 1 studio shoot) Baron Bratby
Definitely a male model I intend using again Gareth turned up with more kit than most female models, took direction well and is capable of a wider range of expressions than his current portfolio suggests.
Communications were first rate and I only need to give minimal directions to get the concepts and looks I was after.
Needless to say I have no problem with recommending BB to other photographer
Bobonacus
Worked with Gareth (and Rio) on a wedding tutorial, was very easy to work with and I was very pleased with the photos from the session. He was very professionaly despite the extremely cold weather. I'd certainly work with Gareth (and Rio) again and would recommend highly
snhfotos
Kevin Ballard (Reelexposure) (location and studio shoot x1)
Hi Gareth,
You were great thanks!
take care KeV
That said we were able to get a good hour outside with our brave models Gareth and Rio enduring the high winds and low temperatures before the rain came and forced us indoors for the later part of the training.
JDPhotos
(3 x 1x studio set, 1 x group shoot, 1 x wedding shoot)
Gareth was a great model to work with and was not phased by the fact that the female model who was supposed to be joining us for a mock wedding shoot failed to turn up. Had a quick brainstorm with us to decide on what types of shots we could do instead to still get some fantastic results from the valuable time he had given up. I will definitely wish to work with Gareth again and would definitely recommend him if you need a male model - he is very professional in how he behaves and works. Gareth joined us on a mock wedding shoot and once again was great to work with. Takes direction well and is 100% into making sure he gives his best for the shot. He also stretched his boundaries to ensure we got the shots we chatted about before the shoot. Has a great sense of humour and works well with other models to make sure everyone is at ease. Look forward to working with again
Robert King (Rob K photography mm 1070571)
(1 Group wedding tutorial)
Worked with Gareth (and Rio) on a wedding tutorial, was very easy to work with and I was very pleased with the photos from the session. He was very professionaly despite the extremely cold weather. I'd certainly work with Gareth (and Rio) again and would recommend highly
Rikpt
(nm group shoot location) x 2
Worked with Gareth yesterday in a joint shoot with LydiaT.
The pre shoot communications were great so everyone knew what was expected and as a result I got some great images. Gareth takes direction very well as well as bringing his own ideas. A great chap to work with and I hope to do so again in the future.
Highly recommended.
SLCimages (nm x 1)
Worked with BBB at the Wildwest GS, a great model, and no doubt will shoot with again. And great with preparation (communication and props).
Daniel Petit
(nm group location shoot) x1
Good shoot with Gareth at the 6th Bunker. He was well organised and prepared and this was crucial to success on such a tightly scheduled event.
Took good direction and although confessing to not being a lighting expert, was able to understand what I was trying to achieve and react to it well.
MissHK
(nm group shoot location) x 1
Shot with Gareth (and Rio) at the Bunker group shoot and had an absolutely fab time! Was really energetic and full of ideas - even well into a long evening! Highly recommended.
Pam Martin
(mm*894004 group shoot location) x 1
I shot with BBB and Rio at Bunker 6. The communications before hand were amazing. He understood exactly what we were aiming for and came well prepared. He was fun to work with on the day, and worked hard. The results speak for the effort that was put in.
BBB - I look forward to the next time we get to work together again.
Bob the boulder
(nm 2 x group shoot location) x 2
I had the pleasure of shooting with Gareth at the October '09 Bunker shoot, and would recommend him without reservation. Gareth personifies the qualities that I look for - professional, organised, committed and reliable. The pre-shoot communications were superb, resulting in a very productive, well ordered shoot which produced some excellent images in spite of technical difficulties. I wish all models attained Gareth's standards.
Jay Fuller
(nm group shoot location) x 1
I worked with Gareth & Rio on a martial arts themed shoot down @ bunker shoot 6, he is a hard worker as well as a joker that makes shooting fun and productive.
I would like to work with Gareth again in the future on a shoot and will recommend him 101% to anyone else thinking of booking.
Bobonacus (nm 1 wedding group shoot)
Worked with Gareth (and Rio) on a wedding tutorial, was very easy to work with and I was very pleased with the photos from the session. He was very professionaly despite the extremely cold weather. I'd certainly work with Gareth (and Rio) again and would recommend highly
jpdo
(nm) x 2, 2 x location shoots
The shoot was on the spur of the moment, I have chatted to gareth and his dad on the phone but never managed to meet the pair of them, They were a pleasure to meet and even more so to work with, the shoot was friendly and its hard not so smile when around gareth ,, all in all a fun couple of hours, and not forgetting the lovely Destiny1984, i must admit she did make him look better,
model4money (chris goodchild)
(nm location shoot) x 1
Gareth is one of the best ever models I have worked with in 5 years. He was really great to work with and has an incredibly natural pose.
Riddell
(mm*371252 location shoot) x 1
Hi, Good to work with you the other day.
glossypinklipstick
(mm*886758 studio shoot) x 1
Gareth and Rio came to me in so that Rio could get her portfolio started. Gareth was quite happy to take a back seat whilst i shot Rio however we shot some couple shots which i'm very pleased with. As officially chaperone Gareth didnt interfere and even came up with a few ideas for images for Rio as well.
As model Gareth is fairly experienced and disciplined and has a good rapport with camera and interacts well with his co models. I would not hesitate to have in back for some more work later on.
Victor
(mm*308619 promotional shoot, studio and location) x 1
I had a shoot with Gareth and his karate team-mates. A fantastic bunch with huge support from parents, and in particular Geoff (Gareths Dad) who was very helpful, supportive and involved and yet managed to be totally non-interfering. Gareth arrived on crutches after a training accident but when it came to posing he grinned and beared it. The poses these guys can manage are totally unique, very dynamic and very extreme. There is great potential here to achieve unique images. Great stuff!
jsimages jeff sterling
(nm studio shoot) x 1
Worked with Gareth yesterday afternoon. Good comms before the shoot, very relaxed in front of the camera. Takes direction well and contributes his own ideas to the shoot. Also had the pleasure of shooting his England team mate, Rio Smith, and she was brilliant for her first time. I hope to work with them both again in the near future. Thanks guys!
iso3200 Chris Marwood
(nm Studio shoot) x 1
Gareth is a nice young lad, easy to get on with and looks after his body. Very much up for it and eager to please and wants to do well. Takes direction easily - in fact I think he could/should be pushed a lot more now that he's found his feet in front of the camera. I think some quality photographers should give him a chance and help him develop further.
kazperella
(nm location and studio shoot) x 3
I had the pleasure of working with Gareth yesterday. It was a fun relaxed shoot and Gareth is funny and entertaining. He took direction well, was well organised and came well prepared . I would highly recommend working with him and hope to do so myself again in the near future :-)
Daniel Slade
(nm studio x 3, group shoot x 2) x 5
Had a great shoot with BBB today! Kept in touch, confirmed all details and was fun, professional and a pleasure to work with. He had some great ideas, put Michelle_S at ease and was happy to do anything I asked. Would work with him again anytime. Thank you G
Worked with Gareth again twice this weekend. Ever the professional but with a fun element as always. He helped to put both girls at ease. It is always a pleasure to work with him and his dad! Thanks again.
Gothx
(nm location shoot group shoot) x 3
What can I say that has not been said already ! I found Gareth to be very professional and hard working, he takes direction well and is happy to explore new ideas and his own.
Keep an eye on this Model, and book him quickly as I feel that he will be in demand this year
Patrick208
(nm studio shoot) x 2
worked with Gareth on two shoots - a commerical shoot for his karate sponsor and a shoot for his portfolio - very nice guy, easy to work with and good results
Flexie (martin Hemming)
(nm studio location) x 2
All i can say is 'Gob smacked'! Gareth i must say is quite a natural and unique. I need say no more as it has all been written below and what i can say is he is very professional from start to finish.. It was a pleasure to shoot/work with Gareth and anyone who has a shoot booked with him he will not let you down. I certainley recommend Gareth and i look forward to working with him again soon.
Gary Silver
(nm studio) x 1
I worked with Gareth and Francesca a few months back and although i don't normally shoot men, Gareth was good fun and a decent sort of bloke !
linton
(nm studio) x 1
Gareth was a cool character on the day, and coped with Beverley's charms in a very professional way (ahem), a good model with good facial features which would suit a lot of artistic lighting and scenarios, all in all a top bloke and male model
aoxomedia
(mm*studio) x 1
Enjoyed the shoot with Gareth, Rachel and Jack very much and they are all very welcome to return anytime in the New Year. These are three talented athletes who will all be representing their country next year and I am very proud to be associated with them. I would also recommend Gareth as a fine male model but I don't want his head to get too big. Only joking Gareth, you're a top man.
muppett tog (x2)(studio) (location x2)
I had the pleasure of working with Gareth and thoroughly enjoyed the shoot. He works hard, takes direction well and above all has a great personality which made the shoot a lot of fun! I would not hesitate in recommending Gareth highly
ability (studio)
Having worked with Gareth I can say without a second thought, book a shoot with him if you dare ;-)
It will be fast and exciting.Gareth was great to work with. Took direction very well and was lots of fun.
A really nice and very fit young man. I would work with him again at any time.
pamperd (studio) (location) (group shoot) x 5
I thoroughly enjoyed working with this young man. He is honest, dedicated and committed. He is willing to try anything and works extremely hard. He takes direction well and is able to get into character, but is also happy to come up with ideas of his own to make the shoot a success.
I am more than happy to recommend this young man and look forward to the opportunity of working with him again.
megy (location)
St Neots Camera Club (studio)
Gareth, Just a line to let you know that a photo of you won the 'people' section of the Monochrome prints in this year's exhibition, which is going to be on on 28th March at the Priory Centre, St Neots.
Thanks again, Hugh
Hugh Spence (studio)
Gareth,
Just a line to let you know that a photo of you won the 'people' section of the Monochrome prints in this year's exhibition, which is going to be on on 28th March at the Priory Centre, St Neots.
Thanks again, Hugh
srs photography (studio)
Gareth arrived on time and was enthusiastic, friendly and cooperative. I got the shots I was looking for, hope to work with him again in the future.
syess (group shoot)
great guy, very pro-active, would definitely work with again.....maybe you should as well?
david l (group shoot)
I worked with Gareth at the slipland shoot a couple of weeks ago. He is a highly professional model, who can take an idea, and turn it into a picture. He throws himself in to the shoot with enthusiasm, and can create a variety of looks to make the photographer's job really easy.
Highly recommended.
bun (group shoot)
This gentleman rather surprised me at the kinkyboots shoot today! I hadn't shot any male models before, and this was such a fun experience. Luckily it seemed we were on the same wavelength and had a hillarious but still very productive shoot- he had loads of ideas and indulged my slightly mad ideas whilst maintaining a straight face.... mostly! I saw him working hard all day, and I'm really pleased with the results we got! Thanks BBB!
ace (x 2) (group shoot)
Really hard working and takes direction well, works and interacts with other models well. Mature beyond his years, a distinct asset and a versatile look. I think he could do well as a commercial model. Hope to work with Gareth again.
cruiser (group shott)
Worked wit Blackbeltboulevard at the sliplands group shoot,not worked with a male model before so was not sure how the shoot would work out,but simply put,,,
Gavin was great to work with and would work with him again if the chance arose
Andrew G (group shoot)
I worked with BBB alongside Michelle_S at a group shoot.
He was calm and composed, with a wide wardrobe. He conducted himself professionally at all times, and he has a good instinct for posing himself in whatever situation he's in.
Top chap, well worth working with.
slipland (x2)(stylist) (studio and location)
I have had the oppurtunity to work with Gareth from very early on in his modelling career. He is a professional and very enthusiastic. He will work very hard prior to a shoot with excellent communication, ideas and a true desire for the shoot to be the best it can.
Work with this guy if you can, you are missing out if you don't.
cocoon (location shot)
Workd with Gareth and Shoy on a shoot on Wednesday. Very open to ideas and took direction well. A pleasure working with you, and we hope our paths will cross again. Jeanette and Kim
saracen house
Gareth's a lovely guy, really keen to deliver and progress. Highly recommended
MUA's and Stylists
pinklady (mm*792169 mua theatre shoot) x 1
OK, so he only needed a light dusting of powder but if that's all the excuse I needed to get on a shoot with Gareth, that's fine by me! He's a great character, dedicated, hard working and lots of fun. Looks pretty good too. Now all I need is another excuse...
shelledwards (ps nm) x 1 group shoot
Gareth worked on a mock wedding shoot for which i did the ladies make-up, he was great fun to have around whilst still being very profesional. I would highly recomend him and look forward to working together on future shoots. Fantastic **
tamrin x 2 studio
I Had the pleasure of working with Gareth yesterday, he came around very prepered, we had a great laugh, totally made me feel comfortable, although he must have thought I was completely Bonker Haha. He even went to the effort to get me some Underware for the shoot smile What a gent, Will be shooting with gareth again shortly, looking forward to it. Highly recommend to any mod or tog, as he puts his all into the shoot smile Thanks Gareth! Love Tamrin xox
yfnad
I have been to shoots with BBB a couple of times now and he is always fun to work with as well as organised and polite and would recomend him to anyone
Paul
MODELS i have worked with
meganicole91 (1 studio shoot, 1 location shoot)
woooo Gareth smile
had great communication and planning since day one. sent many pictures of ideas he wanted, and it all came together!!! Very sweet and funny, and cant wait to work with him again in the future.. would deff recommend


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