I want to use Model Mayhem to increase my profile building on my existing reputation, in conjunction with my website, social networking, and other opportunities the web has to offer to get more exposure and reach a wider audience. I have been photographing friends and family for years, covering weddings, christenings and family parties. I enjoy travelling and taking photos in different countries and locations, and it is rare that I ever go anywhere without a camera.
Over the years I have increased my knowledge and portfolio by doing photo shoots with top fashion photographer Jon Gray, working with models such as Katie Green, Katy Cee, Fiona York, Anna Kalek, and Karcia. I have done a number of shoots at Jon’s studio in London and with him on location, using both studio flash and natural light, learning as much as possible from him. To build on this experience I have also more recently started working in collaboration with another local photographer Dimitri Walters, using his studio, hiring and organising photo shoots with Purestorm models Klouise and Kate Errington. This has let me experiment further setting up and using different lighting techniques and styles, backgrounds, costumes and props etc. I am keen to develop my technique in Hollywood style lighting, as I think when done right, it gives stunning results.
I also have a number of years’ experience photographing dancing shows, photographing the children during the show performance, and then individual portraits of each child which are then sold to the parents. This year I also photographed all the children who took part in the Christmas Pantomime “Peter Pan” at the Pavilion Theatre Worthing. These were taken backstage in costume and then given to the children as a record of their time in the show. I am fully CRB checked and also a licenced chaperone.