So how much do you charge?
£200 for a 2-3 hour session including 4 retouched images.
Whereabouts are you based?
Greenwich in South East London. The outdoor shoots take place in some local spots that I'm fond of. Some green spaces, some more urban. It all depends on the time of day and the light. I also take photos indoors if the elements are against us.
How long does a shoot take?
Good question. Somewhere between two and three hours. There really isn't any point in rushing it. I like to take plenty of shots in a number of different locations and in one of them is a table tennis table. I've always been partial to a spot of Wiff Waff.
What should I wear?
Anything you like BUT bring as many different tops, jumpers, vests and capes as you can. Your clothing can totally transform a shot and we want to get the best pictures possible. I can't stress this enough. Bring the house. Also, bring some colour. Some people are afraid of it, but not you.
I hate having my photo taken. I'll be all nervous....
This is indeed the case for lots of actors but don't worry about it. This is a very relaxed session with no time pressure. We will drink coffee, or hemp milk or whatever your poison is and start shooting when we are good and ready. No stress.
How many pictures do you take?
Quite a lot. Usually over 400. I will then go through them, weed out any funky ones and send you the rest to peruse. Unless you want to see them I won't send you the strange blinky ones. I'm not sure they're very useful.
Make up, beards, hair, eyebrows, what should I do?
If you wear make up day to day then come in what you feel comfortable wearing. You can always apply more if the mood takes you. If you have a beard and want to shave mid shoot then bring the ol' electric razor along and make it happen. There is plenty of time for all that jazz.
It takes me ages to choose my photos. Is that ok?
Yes. It is. Take your time. Show your friends. Show your agent. Show your aunts. No rush.
Do you do discounts?
Yes. I do. For students, surfers and anyone currently working in a fringe venue. Times is hard and its always nice to do someone a deal.
So you shoot outdoors. What if it rains?
I'll be keeping an eye on the weather. Fear not. If it looks truly dreadful then I'll let you know and we may have to rearrange. It's rarely a problem but if the heavens really do open then discretion is the better part of valour.
Can I bring my dog? Or A dog?
Yes, if you've got one. And it's not too savage or rabid.
So, I had my photos taken and now my agent says I need some in a suit and a false moustache...
If it transpires that you desperately need a few shots with a whole new look, a shaved head or full Cherokee ceremonial wear then let me know. I'm sure we can sort something out. If not, we can just play some more table tennis.
Are you very good at table tennis?
No, I'm not, though I am quite keen and fairly light on my feet.
Do you take pictures in other parts of London?
Yes I do. I'm always keeping my eye out for good spots. I quite like some areas of Crystal Palace and will sometimes shoot there if the mood takes me.
Your pictures are all in colour and I'd like some black and white ones too. Is that cool?
It certainly is. If you're old school and you would like some retouched in black and white then just let me know.
Will you airbrush me and change the colour of my eyes and make me appear as Venus herself/himself?
I'm really into natural looking head shots for actors. I want you to look like you. I will tinker away minor blemishes and work a little with stray hairs but I'm not in the business of making you look like someone else. That's no fun at all.
Is that fearsome looking fella at the top of the page you?
Nope. That's an actor called Butch. He's an absolute beast.