Reflective Tank

The recent “Portfolio Booster” course gave me the perfect excuse to invite brilliant local (Black Country) boxer Ryan “Tank” Aston back into the studio. Ryan is an exceptional subject for photographs, super-fit (as you’d expect a professional boxer might be) but is also a very handsome chap.

This shot shows Ryan in a more reflective pose. He’s now taking more bookings for modelling gigs (see his Purpleport profile here).

Sax In The City

I’ve been in a couple of bands with saxophonist Sean Williams (who is currently playing with Rudie & The Revolvers and ska legends The Beat) and so when I was thinking of musicians to pose for my group on the “Portfolio Booster” course, Sean immediately came to mind. The saxophone is, to my mind, a very photogenic instrument and Sean’s a photogenic guy so I was happy when he agreed. Here’s the first image from that shoot…


New Blood: Elena

It’s fair to say that Macedonian-born model Elena saved the day (or evening) at the recent FOTO-CLUB “New Blood” shoot. One of the 3 models didn’t show up (a rare but extremely annoying and unprofessional eventuality) so Elena worked way beyond the 90 minutes or so that I’d booked her for without complaint.

It was the first time I’d worked with Elena, hence the “new blood” bit, but she was a real find. Some of the group (and myself) thought she reminded us of (a young) Julia Roberts. Star quality in so many ways. So thank you, Elena.

New Blood: Natasha

You know you’re getting on a bit when you find out that you went to school with your model’s auntie, and mom. Such was the case this week when I booked the lovely Natasha Fearon for the FOTO-CLUBNew Blood” event. It also turns out that I know Natasha’s boyfriend – the excellent Black Country boxer, Ryan Partridge. Anyway, you get the idea. Here’s a couple of images from the shoot…

More “New Blood” at FOTO-CLUB

I always enjoy the process of selecting the three models for the “New Blood” studio evenings for FOTO-CLUB. Usually I try to select two females and one male (variety is definitely the name of the game) but this time around I have three female models, but all very different. All of them are new to my studio and FOTO-CLUB events (hence the name “new blood”) but many go on to work with me on further assignments.

If you’d like to join us, there are still a couple of spaces and it’s just £30!