Experienced model photographer who worked with models for 10+ years in Poland, Hungary, Netherlands, Germany, Ukraine, Switzerland, France, Slovakia, Russia and America. My Coventry studio attracts models from the local area; Coventry and Warwickshire, Leicester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Derby as well as further afield, London and contacts from overseas.
I specialise in female portraiture working as a fashion photographer to create fashion and beauty images both on analogue film and digital. As a portrait photographer I understand how light can enhance a human face and the most flattering angles for both head shots and full body portraits. In addition to fashion photography/ beauty photography I capture environmental portraits, lifestyle portraits, commercial fashion and editorial work collaborating with clothes designers, stylists and makeup artists. I have covered event photography including fashion show runway and I am now looking to collaborate on fashion brand campaigns.
I work closely with each model in advance of a photo shoot to discuss clothes, hair and makeup, styling and accessories to put any nerves at ease! Models bring a selection of their clothes to my Coventry studio on the day of the photo shoot and the magic begins. Models receive all photos taken sent electronically for their Model Portfolio / book. All models are given my guarantee that they will leave the studio happier than when they arrive!
Perhaps you are interested in modelling and are looking to be signed by one of the top model agencies such as Select London, BMA, IMG London, Premier Model Management, Elite London, Models 1 or Storm. First you will need to create a model portfolio or book and this is where I can help. You do not need to travel all the way to London to a big generic photo studio to be placed against a white wall only then to be charged a small fortune for a handful of photos. I have London models travelling to Coventry for a portfolio shoot as it is cheaper even when including travel costs and they get more than 100 photos to take away rather than as little as 3 or 4.
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BLOG - Model Photography (with example images)
Model Portfolio - The single most important investment in a models career and the first step towards landing your first modelling job. A professional looking model portfolio can be presented online, on CD or as prints. The golden rule is Quality as it is essential your photos stand out. Book your photo shoot to build or update your model portfolio to give you the best possible chance of being spotted by top UK model agencies. My MrLeica.com blog pages and Flickr photostream provide a great platform for new models to be spotted by model agencies worldwide and I receive in excess of 40,000+ views a day.
Flickr - More model photography example photos
Model Mayhem - List of models I have worked with and feedback comments received.
Studio - Location and model feedback