Fashion, Lingerie, Nude and Portrait
If in a rush just read the bold, but I prefer to shoot with people who have fully considered their options! During 2020 I'll be shooting on an off around home renovation work, please get in touch if wanting to know how my availability is looking - hopefully it'll be better as the year goes on.
Who I'll shoot with:
I shoot with a wide variety of models, typically I prefer female models between size 8 and 12 and male models with a toned/athletic figure. Having a different body type does not mean I won't shoot with you, but it does mean we will need quite a specific idea to suit your body type. Similarly anyone over 40 would need an agreed shoot plan that I feel will produce appropriate results.
I typically approach new models as I feel my personal skills are suited to bringing out the best shots with them and I have more to offer them in terms of improving their portfolio. If you're an experienced model with a strong portfolio and would like to shoot tf with me then I'm incredibly flattered, please send me a direct message to let me know as I won't believe it otherwise.
Where I Shoot:
I am now in Walsall, a 10-15 minute walk from the train and bus stations, and a 5 minute drive from junction 10 of the M6. I am able to shoot from my home studio, and while the house itself will be refurbished over the coming years it is perfectly suitable for shooting in now, just don't expect a palace! I also have outdoor locations locally ideal for a range of shots from green environments to more urban. Feel free to make your favourite drink/biscuit known in advance if shooting here. I can bring some lighting to your home, although I'm unlikely to agree to a journey of more than 90 minutes from my door to yours via public transport. Location shoots when it's not raining or too cold are very welcome.
Shooting with me:
Shoots are generally relaxed and respectful with you having an equal input into the direction of the shoot if wanted. General themes and levels are always agreed in advance, but I will sit down with you at the start of the shoot to look through photos and everything you've brought together to then formulate a more specific joint plan. My portfolio is overwhelmingly shot with new and inexperienced models, and for better or worse with all lighting etc in my photos set up by me. Therefore my portfolio reflects the quality you can expect. If you're a new model be cautious of photographers advertising themselves for tfp with photos mainly taken on studio days and/or with experienced models.
Compensation is as follows:
Traditional TFP shoots is my preferred arrangement. You will receive a minimum of 8 (but often more) fully edited shots delivered by email or dropbox (let me know which) by the end of the second weekend after our shoot. We both get an equal say in terms of which photos get edited, and the right to veto any photos we don't want edited.
In terms of editing, I retouch skin, I don't reshape bodies or facial features, unless specifically discussed beforehand. I prefer to edit within my capabilities which leads to a natural look being the dominant quality within my portfolio. I'll try to let you know how I see the final image before editing and am always open to a model's suggestions in terms of black and white or colour, crops, etc, but please make that suggestion when selecting your photos, and please accept the final decision is mine - it's my skills that will be limiting the outcome after all, no one is better placed than me to understand what I can and can't do. I do not supply photos for you to edit yourself. Editing is the same as any other aspect of our shoot though - I'm not a dictator, speak up in advance and I'll always listen and discuss options.
I am happy to consider shooting sets for content you may want for use on alternative sites such as Suicide Girls, Only Fans, Patreon etc in exchange for shooting my ideas. If providing content I am happy to provide a greater number of photos than my tfp arrangement which would be edited to a high standard but with slightly less retouching (the time consuming part!) than what you see on my page. I am also happy to shoot for you polaroid style basic model shots for any portfolio or profile you may want them for.
In the future as my house evolves I hope to be able to offer accommodation to travelling models. If that's something that might be of use, please let me know and I'll advise what I can offer - I don't currently recommend a winter stay though!
What I don't offer:
If you're looking for money, social media attention, credibility or FPIs you've got the wrong person, I shoot purely for the joy and reward of creating photos we can be proud of and haven't a clue how to network. I am happy to be blunt about that and lose shoots to photographers who will give misleading claims about their intentions or the benefits of shooting with them. It leaves me comfortable that those who still shoot with me have motivations and goals that match my own, and I've done all I can to prevent you doing something you regret for the wrong reasons.
I don't levels push and find having a clear agreement of maximum shooting level in plain language in advance of a shoot helps avoid misunderstandings. I treat people respectfully and prefer communication on this site which is the best practice from a safety perspective (although if you choose to communicate with me elsewhere then I will follow your preference).If any of the above is not how you find shooting with me then please feel comfortable to walk out of the shoot, leave me a 'not recommended' reference and report me to Purpleport. Please feel free to contact any model I have worked with to check the reference they have left is genuine. I am quite happy for you to make phone contact with friends/family throughout a shoot to reassure them of where you are, your safety and comfort.
Starfruit has 72 references; 72 recommended, 0 not recommended, 0 late cancellation and 0 no-show.