Model Mayhem #:
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Feb 23, 2020
Some Experience
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Apr 21, 2011

About Me


I've shot models in studios and on-location; I've covered festivals, gigs and news; I'm working towards my ARPS.

I've worked with full-time professional models, semi-professional models, non-models who just want "a damned good picture". I'm a volunteer press photographer for the Green Party and other environmental/ethical causes in and around Manchester.

I've been developing my own prints for twenty years, and even when I wield my DSLR in this world of "digital everything" I still smell of fixer and film.


My motto: "Only dead fish go with the flow."

Normal is boring and I like to reflect that in my photography with its alternative edge. I'm quite comfortable with your standard studio shoot, but love to get out on location for something really special.

I experiment with my photography but keep Photoshop as far away from the finished product as possible. Instead I'll do strange things with toy cameras and sticking bits of pond liner to my DSLR to fashion weird optical devices and make that new "look" I'm striving for. Not every experiment works out, but the ones that do are unique: you can't point to a plugin or filter that made that image look the way it did.

Each of my photography projects is a serious undertaking. I scout for locations, then I go out and visit to do test shots. I research, practice and plan ahead. I shoot film and digital, work with 35mm and medium format, and do my own developing in a dark-room. After a shoot I'm keen to get feedback from the model on what does and doesn't work, treating this as a serious collaboration. I'm not just a guy with a DSLR who calls himself "semi-professional": I'm working towards my Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society. I'm not just a photographer who is "good with computers": I want the image right "straight out of camera".

Normal is boring. Dare to be different.

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"Marek - what a dude! Had a great laugh, the time flew by, and I really enjoyed our experiments. I wouldnt hesitate in recommending him to others and hope I havent seen the back of him! Thanks for a fun shoot :D J x" Read less

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Angela Dalton · Model

Hi, if you ever want to work together contact me on my facebook fanpage, Thanks Angela.

Susie Von Garter · Model

Hi there

i just wanted to let you know about my facebook group

if you ever do TFP work then it will come in handy for you to meet others in the modelling industry you can collaborate with in the north west

if you are interested then the link is


susie x

Stu Keating · Photographer

Hi, wondered if you might be interested in an event at the EyePics studio March 18th. Details in the links below. Please pass the message along if you know of anyone who may be interested.

Best regards

Stu Keating or

Vaughan Bailey · Model

Hi Marek I noticed that you are a photographer and from the Manchester area. There is a networking event that i think would be very beneficial for you for the field that your in. There will be a few modeling agents scouting and acting agents scouting. Its a networking event for people in the field of Media, so models, photographers, dancers, actors, make up artists, director, cameramen, designers, stylists etc will be there. It will be a great way to get more work, exposure and knowledge of you field. I thought that i would let you know since you and the event is in Manchester.

if you interested in attending let me know and i will send you more info my email is [email protected]

Kira Krueger · Model

sounds like we're on the same kinda wave length. Lemme know if you fancy shooting, got a few ideas
Kira x