Adrian Farr

Photographer Male Norwich, England, United Kingdom My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/adrianfarr
Mayhem # 2851537

About Me

Hello, my name is Adrian Farr. I am a visual storyteller and conceptual fashion photographer. I have been published in international magazines such as Dark Beauty and Shutter Mag, and featured on global platforms such as CreativeLive, Fashion World and Solis Magazine. I always try to get my images published somewhere with substantial credibility.

My images are a fusion of fine-art and surreal fashion, and I like to create fantastical stories that seek to interweave a visual narrative between imagination and reality. I carefully plan, structure and direct my shoots like a mini movie production. My style is best suited for you if are looking for imagery that is vibrant, fantasy inspired, slightly edgy and dark.

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I am using Model Mayhem to recruit proficient, talented and enthusiastic creative teams. I am primarily searching for:

- Female models who have unique fascinating looks, who are experienced, reliable and professional, but most importantly, have a great personality too! The models I work with take on complex character roles for my stories, and my shoots are often quite long and challenging. For most of my concepts, I typically seek industry standard models between 5ft 9" and 6ft, who are in good shape and can pose well on their own, and yet also follow good direction too, so that I may create elegant and dramatic images that are 'otherworldly'.

- Professional wardrobe stylists who have great attention to detail and who are not afraid of a creative styling challenge. Ideally I seek stylists who have the confidence and contacts to source almost anything, including more specialist outfits. I often shoot on location, so having the confidence to take care of and look after fashion garments/accessories, in different weather and environmental conditions is essential.

- Reliable, experienced, and naturally gifted makeup artists and hairstylists who can excel in high-pressured, time sensitive shooting conditions, where multiple looks may be desired for a story, and who can also offer creative input when needed.

- Talented costume designers who have a flair and passion for creating a more theatrical look, whether it be couture, avant garde or high fashion. Fashion plays a crucial role in my work, as the costumes need to define the characters of my stories.

- High-end retouchers. Typically I do my own retouching so that I may create the fine-art look I initially had in mind and because this is an extension of my own personal style. However I will consider using certain retouchers from time to time, depending on what it is for. I prefer to use retouchers who use Photoshop to enhance not alter images, and who are adept at healing on blank layers, and dodging and burning using non-destructive techniques such as curves, evening out colours and tones using colour balance methods, and who only use liquify to correct camera distortions, not drastically alter a model's shape or appearance! As opposed to those retouchers who primarily use frequency separation and filters to smooth the skin.

- Assistants who want to learn, gain experience and get an insight into what goes into a fashion or fine art shoot. I prefer to use assistants who already have some photographic experience/knowledge, including lighting setups, and who can work on their own initiative, without lots of hand holding. Please note, MY shoots are NOT an opportunity for you to build your own portfolio, promote your own images, or build contacts for yourself from my teams. Do this in your own time please.

- What you will get from me in exchange, is a professional and structured photographic approach, with clear direction, guidance and constructive feedback, so no-one is left in the dark and everyone is on the same page. You will get a creative vision and an entirely unique and original perspective where no idea is too grand. But most importantly, you will get to enjoy the process of creating and have plenty of fun doing what you love most, with a team of like-minded people who share the same passion, dedication and enthusiasm as you do.

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*I am available for certain test shoots, if I can see potential in your portfolio and to see if we could work well together. Generally, I only do trade shoots for projects that really excite me, or which can help advance my career further. And only with collaborators whose portfolios align with my own style or where I can see potential opportunities. I will usually only do trade shoots if I can see that everyone involved will benefit in the same equal proportion for the time given. For such collaborations, my time spent on set, and my skill and talent in creating the images is what I am trading, like everyone else who is involved. But I will only ever release the retouched images if I am entirely satisfied with the end result, and I feel that the images are the best representation of everyone's work, particularly my own.

Therefore if the images do not enhance or add something to my own portfolio (for example if the makeup is not as strong as it could have been, or if poses and expressions are not believable), then the images will not be released to anyone else on the team, as I cannot afford to spend additional time correcting the mistakes and errors made by others, unless I am being paid to do so. Of course, my goal is always to try and provide strong images for everyone's portfolios, but please do not expect or demand them. Paid and client work will always take priority over trade shoots.

I am however, available to hire for look books and portfolio building sessions, should our styles not align and I am unable to collaborate with you on a trade shoot. But please do feel free to ask if you have a specific project idea or theme you would like to work on, and let me know what you think it might add to my portfolio or career.*

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**Due to the independent nature of my conceptual art, and where my images may potentially be published (magazines, galleries, book covers etc), I typically only work with models who can work for me on the terms of a full standard model release, which means a one-off fee or agreed exchange for the specific work done, releasing all rights to the images (i.e. not a commission/royalty basis - unless that is something we decide to agree on). I mostly work with models direct. It is fine to be agency-signed, as long as those commitments do not affect our shoot, or prevent commercial use of any images.**

Credits

Magazine Publications and other Features:
- Solis Magazine (March 2015)
- Shutter Magazine (December 2014)
- Animoto Blog (November 2014)
- Fashion World Magazine (November 2014)
- CreativeLive Blog (October 2014)
- Shutter Magazine (October 2014)
- ViewBug (September 2014)
- Photographer Depot Blog (July 2014)
- One Model Place (July 2014)
- One Model Place (July 2014)
- Purple Port (June 2014)
- SWPP (June 2014)
- Purple Port (May 2014)
- CreativeLive Blog (May 2014)
- CreativeLive Show (May 2014)
- Purple Port (May 2014)
- Samsung (April 2014)
- About.Me (March 2014)
- Shutter Magazine (March 2014)
- CreativeLive (March 2014)
- Norwich Fashion Week (February 2014)
- Dark Beauty Blog (November 2013)
- Dark Beauty Magazine (November 2013)
- Norwich Fashion Week (August 2013)
- The Norwich Resident (July 2013)
- City College (April 2013)
- Norwich Fashion Week (March 2013)
- Somerset House (April 2012)
- World Photography Organisation (March 2012)
- Crystal Ski Blog (February 2012)
- The Telegraph (December 2010)

Models:
- Oksana Smirnova
- Ciara Shiggins
- Maya Clarke
- Anna Konstantynowicz
- Molly Robinson #2729745
- Elle Harris
- Nakita Harden (Grady)
- Eleanor Davis
- Amanda Santos
- Heather Spanton
- Ruth Knapp
- Annie Blake #3036775
- Hillary Halalay
- Caroline Jobbins
- Kayleigh OGrady #3077009
- Grace Church
- Jasmine Bradbury #2975940
- Victoria Louise
- Danielle Hull
- Carmen Obied #1828264
- Markéta Suchánková
- Brooke Theis
- Hannah Ridgeway #1561995
- Yasmin Ogbu #730325
- Eli Schweiger
- Pavlina Vencovska #2703201
- Christie @ Nevs
- Ellen @ Profile

Designers:
- Follow Your Heart (Lucy James)
- Boom Boom Baby #1456874
- Mystic Magic Masquerade
- Gabriella Wisdom

Wardrobe Stylists:
- Abi Gray #2760124
- Karen James-Welton #1931291
- Sara Darling
- Georgia Boal-Russell

Hair Stylists:
- Freya Wenonah
- Leanne Maddock #3059837
- Missy Vintage #2956428
- Tati Zarubova #889511
- Doubravka Marcinkova
- Adele Coton

Makeup Artists:
- Madeleine White
- Ezme Isgate
- Meriel Garland
- Art Look4U
- Missy Vintage #2956428
- Safiya Laviniere #2542570
- Alex Fia
- Leah Mabe #650057

Videographers:
- James Clayden

Assistants:
- Danni Jeziorska
- Rachael Fysh
- Matt Rump
- Amy Collingsworth
- Dean Pearce
- Sharon Pearce
- Sam Blackburn
- Katie Bradford
- Amy Beven #2665227
- Rob Dodsworth #2243966
- Rory James
- Kirsty Smith
- Olivia Girling
- Marina Coenen
- Oscar May #384278

Location Suppliers:
- Norwich Plantation Gardens
- Ashby Hall
- Epic Studios
- Fishley Hall

Prop Suppliers:
- Anglian Fashion Fabrics
- Looses Emporium
- Jamie's Jobs Property Maintenance

Photographers Assisted:
- Salvatore Cincotta #1013190
- Miss Aniela #1126305
- Kirsty Mitchell
- Bernard Yeoh
- Leeroy Jenkins
- Robert Skilton

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