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Matthew G

Matthew G

Username:MG
Status:Off-line
ID Number:118093
Member type:Photographer
Region:Warwickshire
Country:United Kingdom
Status:Professional
Level:No Experience
Work Preference:Fitness Model
Stock Photo
Fashion
Runway
Print Magazine
Swimwear
Lingerie
Glamour
Parts Modeling
Hair
Date Joined:01 April 2007
Last Updated:21 April 2014
Last Login:22 November 2017
 
Experience:
TO START : IF YOU ARE A MODEL AND ARE LOOKING FOR PAID WORK THEN PLEASEEEEE DON'T EMAIL ME ASKING TO PAY YOU.... AND IN RETURN I WON'T EMAIL YOU ASKING TO PAY ME! :-) SAY HI BY ALL MEANS AND EVEN CONSIDER OFFERING COLABORATION IDEAS AS THEY REQUIRE NO PAYMENT EITHER SIDE. ON THE ODD OCASSION THAT I DO OFFER PAID WORK I WILL CONTACT MODELS DIRECT OR ON THE VERY VERY VERY ODD OCASSION PUT A FORUM POST......


SOME TRANSLATIONS THAT YOU MAY SEE IN PHOTOGRAPHERS PROFILES

'Multi Award Winning Photographer' : I won the good fellowship cup at prep school - It seldom says what the awards were for or who gave the awards!'

'Highly creative talented photographer' : Really? You be the judge of that one! It's only really the man with the chequebook that is in a position to judge that one!

'I run my own professional studio' : Wow! My dog has her own basket too! If the work you produce in your studio is great then fair do's!

'I run my own model agency' : so can you, ask a few mates if they fancy doing a few modelling jobs then build your own website and there you go....

so NO I DONT RUN A MODEL AGENCY, NO I HAVENT WON ANY MAJOR INTERNATIONAL AWARDS... I'VE NEVER APPLIED FOR ANY EITHER! :-)

Basically what I'm saying is one thing.... LOOK at their work! Nothing else and nothing more. Don't believe references, mail the people that wrote them and ask them privately. Theyre never going to say he's a dirty old perv on a profile reference just as I'm not going to say on your reference that the side of my house was easier to get a good picture of!! LOL you get my gist though!...
 
Comments:
I'm a photographer with plenty of experience and widely published for press photography but not particularly fashion / glamour. Now that statement I see more and more and seems to have little or no connection to the quality of your images. So allow the images to speak for themselves!

Like most photographers, I don't do fashion and glamour work 7 days a week and it's not the type of photography that I make my income from but when I do it, I put 110% in to it which translates in to the end results being quite different to some of the other work out there.

You'll notice from my portfolio that I don't show body parts for the sake of showing them. A girl standing naked in front of my camera really isn't the main objective! It's to create something unique and that yells out! ...whether that be with your clothes on or off and whether that be showing body parts or not!

I very rarely do time for print work or test shoots but if you are a highly experienced professional model and genuinely feel that we could both benefit mutually then by all means ask. Please dont take that as I'm up my own ass! It's just that TFP has to benefit both equally or there is no point in doing it.

I do sometimes offer portfolio shoots which I charge only the location fee to shoot and then I charge £25 per A4 print and digital edit on top of that. Whether you walk away with 2 pictures or a dozen is entirely up to you and the quality of the image and there is absolutely no expectation on my behalf. Owing to a recent incident in case it is not 100% obvious - unedited images are not an option.

It is important for me to get to know each and every model that I photograph. Rapport between photographer and subject is extremely important to enable the results that I get. I only do this job because it's fun. The day it stops being fun will be the day I give up! I'm based on South Warwickshire and North Oxfordhire border.

Where do I shoot? Up until quite recently I shot in my own studio but I now prefer to shoot on location. The locations that I have used range from Country houses to Penthouse Apartments to Bridal Suites... If youre thinking of adding something really glamorous to your portfolio talk to me, you'd be surprised how little an amazing location costs.

AND FINALLY I'LL REPEAT THE TOP BIT AS SO MANY MODELS DON'T GET IT.... : IF YOU ARE A MODEL AND ARE LOOKING FOR PAID WORK THEN PLEASEEEEE DON'T EMAIL ME ASKING TO PAY YOU.... AND IN RETURN I WON'T EMAIL YOU ASKING TO PAY ME! :-) SAY HI BY ALL MEANS AND EVEN CONSIDER OFFERING COLABORATION IDEAS AS THEY REQUIRE NO PAYMENT EITHER SIDE. ON THE ODD OCASSION THAT I DO OFFER PAID WORK I WILL CONTACT MODELS DIRECT OR ON THE VERY VERY VERY ODD OCCASION PUT A FORUM POST.

One last rule : I will never say anything about you on a forum post that I wouldn't say to your face in real life! I'm absolutely 100% fair and up front.

Reviews from other members

There are 19 positive recommendations for MG Click here to read them all
Lottie21 recommends MG
Added by Lottie21 on 10 April 2014, shoot arranged for April 2014

This was my second shoot with Matt after a very long gap from the first however Matt was still as friendly as I remember and such a lovely person to be around and so easy to get on with. He is very professional, respectfula and a complete gentleman. He has great ideas and a great eye what I saw on the back of the camera were some beautiful images. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Matt to anyone and would happily work with him again and again!
NinaCarter recommends MG
Added by NinaCarter on 13 December 2013, shoot arranged for December 2013

Had a wonderful shot with Matthew today he is kind funny polite and extremely professional

Gave such excellent direction ! & had a really comfortable chilled shoot absolutely Highly recommended !! thanks so much .
RaphaellaLily recommends MG
Added by RaphaellaLily on 19 March 2013, shoot arranged for March 2013

Had a last minute shoot with Matt today at my home!...Matt was on time and greeted me with a smile. He was very friendly and chatty and we got on really well :)We got some lovely pictures and Matt is a great photographer. I would certainly recommend Matt to any model both new and experienced. Thanks again! Elle X
MissL recommends MG
Added by MissL on 15 August 2012, shoot arranged for September 2008

Ive had the pleasure of working with MG about 3 times now and he is always a joy to work with.

He is passionate about his work, and shoots a range from commercial/fashion to lingerie and a little glamour

MG is very professional, considerate of his models and makes you feel very comfortable.

Love working with MG and highly recommend working with him
Jo_Louise recommends MG
Added by Jo_Louise on 10 June 2012, shoot arranged for May 2012

Had my second shoot with Matt again recently :) Has been a few years since we worked together and he has improved so much more! As usual, Matt is upbeat, professional, enthusiastic and hard working. He picked me up from where i was staying and took me home again, and even bought me some food :) He is a friendly and all round great Photographer, youl'l have to get used to his dry wit haha but he is funny :) I would reccommend Matt without hesitation and look forward to working with him next time i'm in the area.
Thanks again Matt :)
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Added: 09 October 2011
Title: Ami Hannah Flying Hgh
Copyright: byMG Press Photographers 2011 all rights reserved
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Matthew G
Added: 09 October 2011
Title: Ami Hannah
Copyright: byMG 2011
Model(s): amihannah
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Matthew G
Added: 13 November 2009
Title: Holly does Glamour
Copyright: MG 2009
Model(s): IvoryFlame
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Matthew G
Added: 02 February 2011
Title: Ella-Mae
Copyright: MG 2010
Model(s): Ellamae10
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Matthew G
Added: 21 February 2010
Title: Lottie21 & KcatT
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Matthew G
Added: 01 April 2007
Title: Glamorous
Copyright: PP 2006
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