"Photography is all about collaboration" ~ Nobuyoshi Araki
Welcome - thanks for visiting
Sorry I have had to downsize my portfolio on here - the MM website is so painfully slow it's pretty useless for me. Anyway....
I am passionate about photography and love to work with models to create images that communicate something unique and special. So the variety in my portfolio reflects the fact that models are individuals and each collaboration is different. I'm a very easy-going kind of person - models looking for a photographer with an overbearing ego should look elsewhere ;-). I respect the models I work with and recognize they know stuff I do not. So for me, shoots are a unique opportunity for mutual inspiration, always fun, yet focused on creating great images. You can see from my feedback that models like working with me and some even tolerate 12 or more shoots with me!
I've been doing this a long time. I saved up and bought my first camera at age 8 and now have several decades experience in many different types of photography. But happily I'm still learning, and the day I stop learning I will give up :).
I have a studio here in Norfolk, plus private places to shoot outside including barns / stables, paddocks, and a small wood. Also 'props' such as four large horses, a tractor, and my old American car (see the Album 'Adventures of a '68 Cougar'). The surrounding rural / farming area has many great locations for shoots.
I prefer to work on paid shoots (either me paying, or me being paid). However I do collaborate on TF shoots if it will benefit my portfolio - my time for TF is limited so I have to be selective, but do get in touch if you like what you see in my port and think you'd like to work with me.
Here are four of the many feedback comments I have received from models:
"I had such a wonderful shoot with Paul. Paul is so much fun to work with and so full of ideas. I was well briefed before the shoot, allowing me to organise myself better - very helpful! We achieved so much in the time we shot together. [...]
Paul is a fab photographer and very versatile with it - I thoroughly enjoyed our shoot! Very highly recommended!" Helen Stephens, Purpleport, April 2013.
"I have now worked with Paul now for the 6th time last week at my new home in Shrewsbury :) Have shot with him now over 4 years and every shoot has been amazing each and everyone- fun, professional easy going full of ideas!! And the results well they've been awesome too :) Pre comms are always exellent hes never let me down once have also managed a few last minute ones. Paul is amazing to work with- Highly recommended!!" Natalia Forrest, Purestorm, March 2013.
"(Paul) was wicked to shoot with - he had some brilliant ideas and we really clicked in terms of style, he definitely knows his stuff about lighting and how to catch a model's pose at the best angle, and it was clear from the start he was very passionate about photography - very nice guy too. :) Would strongly recommend him and look forward to working with him again." Amelie Alden, Purestorm, January 2013
"A wonderful kind hearted man with a great eye for erotic shots. Full of amazing ideas and always never lacking in humor. (Paul) is a wonderful photographer that has helped me build my portfolio with some fantastic pictures. Can be trusted completely with a model no matter where you shoot. A true gentleman. Thanks Paul for all my amazing pictures." China White (Jenny), MM, December 2012.
I'm here on MM to be inspired and to make contacts for potential collaborations - do get in touch if you like what you see here. Thank you for looking!
Purestorm at www.purestorm.com/profile.aspx?psid=dirk_99
Pin Up America Network http://pinupamericanetwork.ning.com/.
and a lot more photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dirkglassly/.
Also facebook - www.facebook.com/dirk.glassly
Recent publications in The Modified Dolls magazine, and Fixemagazine.