I began taking photographs professionally in the mid 1990s after studying at the London School of Photography.
I went on a trip to Switzerland in 1992 and came home very disappointed with the photographs I’d taken so I decided to study photography.
I try to do as little editing as possible for a couple of reasons.
First of all, it is no fun editing 200-300 photographs after a photo shoot. Another reason is I like my photographs to reflect reality as much as possible.
Sometimes some small edits are unavoidable but I have had requests to edit a person’s look that rendered them unrecognisable.
No. I always work on my own apart from the model(s) and other people connected with the photo shoot.
The only creative input I want is from the model working with me.
No but I can arrange for a make-up artist (MUA) and/or a stylist if required.
If the model is accompanied to the photo shoot by a chaperone then they are welcome to assist if they want to.
Yes. Generally speaking a model should always take someone with them (a chaperone) if they need moral support to make them feel more secure.
Any photographer who says no to this request shouldn’t be trusted, in my opinion.
That said, a model should only take with her a female chaperone because usually a male chaperone will make a model more nervous.
Absolutely. References can be supplied upon request.
Here you will find some of the most common questions I get asked along with the answers.
If you have a question which is not answered here, please feel free to ask.