Portrait Commissions

If you are looking for something special then I offer an extremely niche portrait photography service utilising the true craft of photography.  Shooting exclusively on black and white film and making unique handmade prints in the darkroom, I create work of real beauty with the highest archival qualities.  The finished print will be an exclusive one-off original and unique to you, complete with a certificate of authenticity as a guarantee no edition of the image will be made.

My creative practice focuses on the relationship people have with their body, therefore my work features skin and touch.  The genres I photograph all include varying degrees of non-sexual nudity  [partial, implied or concealed]; skin-to-skin, breastfeeding, maternity, simple portrait and artistic nude.  I believe the qualities and textures of the bare skin in my photographs enhances the beauty of the processes I use.

Allow an afternoon for the studio session, my aim is to keep it relaxed and it usually involves talking, tea/coffee etc. as we get to know each other and work to achieve the best pictures.  I cannot promise you will have an amazing experience or leave feeling beautiful or empowered because I have no way of knowing how you feel, however I can guarantee you will be treated with respect throughout.

A Studio Portrait Session includes all communication and advice, the shoot at my studio in Thornton-Cleveleys, all materials, film development, proofing session, plus the single one-off original, handmade, unframed print on 14″ x 11″ fibre paper.  Please consult the Price List for further details and for my portrait commission fees.

I will show you examples of my work and explain the characteristics of the different types of print available and I will advise on the suitability of each for different genres of shoot.

With your permission I would create a digital copy of the finished print for marketing and social media use.  However the default position is one of non-disclosure, your images will not be made public unless I receive your agreement.