Chris CookPhotographer Male Hereford, England, United Kingdom
My Website: My PurplePort PortfolioMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/cmcook
Mayhem # 306706
Personal portfolio: http://www.3vil.co.uk
Not currently taking on any bookings.
I love working with people to create beautiful, creative and often dark imagery.
I shoot with a light-hearted, easy-going attitude and certainly find the best shoots come from building a genuine rapport and having a giggle.
The twisting inner-turmoil of my minds' eye means I am full of ideas, and pick up the vibes of creativity in others very well, so whether shooting some edgy fashion in the streets, or anonymous erotic works with dark atmospheric lighting, I am comfortable in most genres and can usually dream up a little something different in the moment.
I admit that my photos may not be technically perfect, but I like what I capture and hope I get more of the feeling and impact out of a shot, opposed to worrying if it has a blown highlight or if my vignette is too large. As long as a captivating image is captured, that's a winner in my book.
I often travel to the model, and if not on location I am happy to shoot in the models own home, which not only sets a photographic challenge, but gives variety and can also create a voyeuristic ambiance to shots. I can shoot from my own abode too, I know, win-win right!
When I am shooting.... I'm quite flexible, however weekends are often best, weekdays if it's planned in advance so I can shift anything around work-wise. If you want to work with me, don't hesitate, get in touch, always nice to chat to fellow creatives, get to know them and work on ideas.
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"Chris, Chris, where to start... I'd admired Chris' work for a long time but was cautious about approaching him due to his style being so different from my own. I was delighted when he agreed to shoot me during my stay at his home while I was on tour. He was the perfect host - ...good food, good company, and didn't mind me spending hours in the bath. We had a few ideas beforehand but on the day it mostly went out of the window, in the best kind of way. Working with Chris was an amazing experience - he's so open, chilled out and easy-going, with plenty of mad chatter between shots, and he creates beautiful and mind-bending images seemingly without trying. The results are beyond what I imaged and I can't wait to see what we get up to next time. Very highly recommend - if you get the chance to shoot with him, grab it with both hands." more less