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Dragon Graffix

Dragon Graffix

ID Number:187951
Member type:Photographer
Country:United Kingdom
Status:Semi Professional
Level:Very Experienced
Work Preference:Fitness Model
Stock Photo
Print Magazine
Parts Modeling
Date Joined:14 June 2010
Last Updated:14 February 2018
Last Login:04 March 2018
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile, it is appreciated!

I have enjoyed running my own photography business for many years which has included: scientific, sport, commercial, documentary, weddings, portraiture, and press photography work. A great deal of my commercial photography work these days has been in the areas of portraiture, in particular: performing arts including theatre, performance, music, stage and CosPlay photography; developing portfolios of inexperienced models; and website and advertising work. Recent assignments have been to photograph a number of live stage musicals, photography for the portfolio of 2 professional opera singers, a CD cover for a blues singer/guitarist, publicity photographs for a country and western singer, and website photographs for a blues band.

I have a portable studio for working in confined spaces as well as access to larger studios and have a particular interest in location photography work. I also teach photography, graphics and web design up to ‘A’ Level as well as mentor a number of Photography Degree students.
As you may perceive from just a few of the photographs on my portfolio, I am interested in the 'rawness' of my subjects, and trying to bring out their true character. To me, it does not matter what a model looks like, I just want to try to tell 'their story' through the photographs I take.

Much of my photography involves working with inexperienced subjects from the performing arts, and with models new to the modelling industry who want to develop their portfolios. My model’s safety, well being, and comfort are of paramount importance to me. I am very patient and respectful with all my models, and especially with inexperienced models who may be extremely nervous at the time of the photoshoot. I believe it is important to mentor the inexperienced models I work with as to potential problems that they may face in the modelling industry. The guidance I have given in the past has been gratefully received by more inexperienced models. I hold an enhanced DBS (CRB) check certificate.

I value any input from my models and welcome any ideas that they may have. This mutual co-operation invariably leads to better photographs. I regularly meet with my models before a photoshoot to discuss and share ideas. This has an added benefit in that the model is more relaxed when it comes to the photoshoot.

I do offer TFP/TFCD type work if it is of interest. Any photographs that I take for my models will be fully post processed as both high resolution images for printing and as low resolution images for the web. I often create a website for the models I work with so that they may display their images.

If there are any questions you may wish me to answer, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

I look forward to possibly working with you in the future.

Kind Regards


Reviews from other members

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Annamariebarbie90 recommends DragonGraffix
Added by Annamariebarbie90 on 23 May 2014, shoot arranged for April 2014

Well what can i say.......Amazing shoot! had such a laugh, felt at ease as we arranged to meet before the shoot to break the ice that was very nice and it was then up to me if i wished to continue with the shoot.........Im very glad that i did! we done an all day location shoot at not at any point did i feel uncomfertable or awkward at any time :) and looking forward to our next shoot xxx
dark_kitten recommends DragonGraffix
Added by dark_kitten on 09 January 2014, shoot arranged for January 2014

Rob is an absolute gentleman, and a wonderful, creative, visual artist I had the pleasure of working with today - he is inspiring, polite, courteous, and has the true spirit and passion of a photographer.

He is one of the best I have worked with, and I very much look forward to working with him on more projects in the future.

His imagination and ideas for work are original, wonderful, and producing more fantastic work with him is my highlight of 2014.
hannahhhemily recommends DragonGraffix
Added by hannahhhemily on 09 October 2013, shoot arranged for October 2013

I really enjoyed my shoot with Rob last weekend. This was the first time i had worked with him, he was very clear with his directions and was open to all my ideas that i had. He was really quick with getting the photos over to me and edited them. I will work with him again soon, and look forward that what other ideas we can come up with between us. I would highly recommend him, to anyone.

Thank you again Rob for a really good shoot :)
xkarax recommends DragonGraffix
Added by xkarax on 28 September 2013, shoot arranged for September 2013

I had fantastic location shoot with rob the communication and arrangement prior to the shoot was really good, rob made me feel at ease on the shoot, gives direction when needed and is a joy to work with, the images came out lovely all in all would highly recommend rob for a positive shoot experience
Thanks xx
Devilyn recommends DragonGraffix
Added by Devilyn on 07 May 2013, shoot arranged for May 2013

Well what can I say, Rob is very friendly and very easy to talk to. I had such a great time doing the shoot, he made me feel comfortable and relaxed. He gave me a spring in my step.
If you need any advise Rob if the person to go to. He is honest and very knowledgeable.
I would very much recommend him. You can laugh and have a joke with him and he looks after you very well. Thank you Rob :)
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