In life, it is very rare to be offered something for nothing. Virtually unheard of, in fact. But today is your lucky day, because that is exactly what i’m about to do.
When I first moved to London I bought a camera. I messed about with it for a year or so and got the basics down. For my birthday last October, my parents bought me a new lens perfect for portrait photography. Recently, I offered to take some pictures of my friend Sam, who is a tattoo model and a pretty big deal on Instagram (@samhowlett if you fancy a stalk). The shoot went much better than I anticipated, and I figured, maybe this is something I could get better at?
This is where you come in, dear reader. Sadly I haven’t got hundreds of friends queuing up wanting their pictures taken, and as such, i’m desperately in need of some models to practice on. While I can’t promise vogue-quality shots, I can promise a few pictures that might prove useful for your own blog or portfolio, or just something nice to send to your mum. I’m London-based and very poor, so i’m not able to travel to work for free, but if you’re London-based too, and are willing to give up an hour or two of your time to help a newbie out in exchange for some (hopefully!) nice pictures, i’m keen to hear from you.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, and if you’d be more comfortable, i’m happy to then give you my number to assure you beyond all doubt that I am not some lunatic luring you to your death with the promise of a few nice pictures!
Please see some of my work below – note so far i’ve mostly taken pictures inside because it’s been bloody freezing, but I imagine any ‘blogger shots’ or otherwise would be taken in a snazzy London location.