for more on the process, see paragraph below the gallery.... Click on any image for a full sized version. For more info please contact ben
For most of us, having our picture taken is a bit like pulling teeth. Looking natural, relaxed, recognisable and attractive in a photograph is a huge challenge for anyone. Whatever your portrait needs - perhaps you're after an actor's, singer's or writer's publicity shot, a gift for a family member or even just one for your own - the main challenge for subject and photographer is to achieve a workable level of relaxation.
As a trained actor, I will help you work towards feeling comfortable enough with a lens pointing at you that we can capture something that even friends and family will recognise as being the 'real you', while flattering enough that you won't mind looking at it either. Or at least that's the theory! A commission will normally take the shape of a phone discussion to work out your needs and then one to two hours of actual shoot at a time and place to suit you, probably shooting in more than one location and often also in more than one outfit. At the end of this I normally have a minimum of 6-12 images that my subject is happy with, and often a great many more. If you'd like to know more, please contact ben