Portrait Photography

In a crowded field we set ourselves apart. We find the right light, the perfect angle and, using the latest equipment, make our portrait photography vibrant and real.

Our compositions and lighting will make all the difference to produce a stunning portrait. Beautiful skin tones can be achieved through careful exposure control. Apertures can be varied to give an intriguing depth-of-field.

There is no school for this kind of work, you have to improvise in the field. We partake in that immediacy and sense of improvisation and yet our images are balanced by an instinct for composition and an eye for the telling detail.

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Portrait Photography in the Studio

Our fully-equipped studio is set up for high quality portraits. Whether you’re looking for a portrait for business or a characterful image for use in a book or catalogue, we are always full of ideas to fulfill your criteria. However, if you would like to drive the sitting yourself, you are more than welcome to bring props and can view your images immediately on the laptop. We can shoot on a variety of different backgrounds, creating an array of atmospheres – anything from high-key shots on white to moody, dramatic shots on black. Black and white portraits always look superb and it is a very simple mode change to view your images in black and white straight away.

Portrait Photography
Portrait Photography

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Portrait Photography in Your Own Environment

Most people feel more comfortable in their own environment. It is easy for us to travel anywhere with all our equipment to photograph you. We have many years experience photographing high-profile personalities – artists, business leaders and celebrities. When coming to you, we can assess the location quickly, lighting conditions and backgrounds to suit, making sure first and foremost that it is a pleasurable experience.

Portrait Photography
Portrait Photography

History of Portrait Photography

Soon after it’s invention, the camera was recruited into the discipline of portrait photography, where it was used to create a record of social groups and practices. Photography has thus played an important part in fashioning our ideas which rarely correspond to contemporary reality. Our images have no quasi-scientific intentions or nor do they belong in the romantic, ‘Orientalising’ archive. Our images are subtle, personal, connective and have their roots in the process of the history of photography. They are mutually beneficial and yet we create a hard edge here too.

Portrait Photography
Portrait Photography

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Exhibitions

Recently we have shown our work with legendary portrait photographer, David Bailey, at Pangolin London’s ‘Beast‘ exhibition.

Portrait Photography
Portrait Photography
Portrait Photography