Barry A Dawson

Photographer Male Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom
Mayhem # 470188

About Me

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I am at the moment a photographer by profession, so the likes of Model Mayhem and other sites are an outlet for stifled creativity the day job lacks which is mainly commercial.

Because of that, I love to experiment and try anything different, am frequently open to suggestion and if someone comes to me with an idea I have not tried, I am usually interested in cooperating on it.

I enjoy discussion!
Discussing the ideas of shoots is half the fun, and I appreciate people who are happy to put such time into it. Swapping sketches, stick men, mood boards, if it’s a big shoot with several people involved having a discussion face to face over coffee.

Some Points Of Interest
I like colour but not gaudy, I like fantasy of all kinds including cosplay, I like back lit images with soft light surrounding the models, I insist on shoots being fun (though my jokes are terrible), I insist on feeding the crew, if I say I am doing a shoot on a certain date that is final, props are welcome and add fun,

This outlet is for personal work and to network with like-minded creative people.  I generally will not be asking to be paid unless the shoot will be of no benefit to me or a con to get a free portrait. Models I am happy to pay expenses, where on the odd occasion I need to hire a model I do so at Agency rates.

Types Of Model
Any type, but I ask that you look the same as when you are being booked. In some recent cases had to cancel shoots when hair has been dyed a different colour and new soar tattoos are present. Not helpful when you are aiming for a very specific look.

I live and work in Girvan, because we have good transport links here, particularly with regular trains, I tend to use this as a centralised base and then drive out to the various locations I intend to use which range from industrial to rural, with certain landmarks. If this is too far to travel, sorry but please don’t waste my time. I am upfront on the matter but still get let down at times.

Bring A Friend
Some I know are against this, I allow it and generally welcome it as they can be quite handy, but if they are a pain I will be letting you know and walking away from the shoot. I frankly do not have time for trouble wasters.

The Future
I am doing more home studio based work at the moment, and looking to learn digital art as its an area I feel I am lacking at the moment.
Also in the future looking to do small clips of video, I already have a list a mile long of ideas and scripts ready for such, just need the gear to shoot it now!

More Of My Work

Can be found on Facebook:

My website

Flickr (when I bother to update it)


Personal Instagram


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Credit Notes

MODEL: Natasha Borland
MODEL: Roos James
MODEL: Luci Fallon
MODEL: Dionne M
MODEL: Amber Skyline
MODEL: Natalie Kate MM #2311335
MODEL: Kirsten Day MM #1056045
MODEL: Sharlene MM #1281348
MODEL: Hayley Kingdom MM #719159
MODEL: Kirksty Louise MM #621571
MDOEL: Abigail Holt MM #444856
MODEL: Katy Marx (Other Site)
MODEL: Ashley Mells (Other Site)
MODEL: Elise Du Bois #1185797
MODEL: Victoria Foulds x2
MODEL: Alexandra Leigh Parker MM #1048587
MODEL: gemma_89 MM #1307143
MODEL: Amie Grace MM #1730904
MODEL: Nicole-Leo MM #2325089
MODEL: Rebecca Goldie MM #2226774
MODEL: Dagmara Jedrysko MM #2411289
MODEL: Claire K (Other Reference).
MODEL: Alison Kerr #3686992
MODEL: Gaynor Goldie

MUA: Alexei Imilio MM #1248681 x3
MUA: Elise Marie Wood MM #791721
MUA: Michelle MM #2349484
MUA: Kari MM #1863962
MUA: Amy Louise  MM #2926393

PHOTOGRAPHER: Mike Distras MM #475253
PHOTOGRAPHER: Amie Parsons MM #1329909



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