Had an early morning shoot with Paul today and loved it. Paul is a very talented photgrapher and a genuinely lovely guy. His communication pre shoot and during was excellent, he has great ideas but also indulged me in shooting a couple of things I wanted to do :)
I have already seen a handful of the edited photo's and am very happy with the results. Models - if you get the chance to work with Paul then please do so, you will not regret it!
I loved working with paul. He put me immediately at ease and we communicated well throughout the shoot. He has some original ideas; and let me get on with my own style of Modelling also. A winning combination :) Paul was courteous, attentive, polite and respectful and kindly even let me use some of our fabulous photographs for my online portfolio. i wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to future Models; or to work with him again myself :)
Had great communication and some good ideas with Paul leading up to the shoot.
He made me feel at ease on the day and we had a laugh.
Would work with him again and recommended him to anyone
Just had my second shoot with Paul. I really enjoyed it. I felt comfortable with all the ideas he put forward and hope to shoot with him again soon.
Paul is a great guy, easy to chat to and very relaxed through the shoot. I would recommend him to anyone.
Well, I finally got to meet Paul last Friday for our first shoot together and I must say it was well worth the wait.
Paul is polite, well prepared and has plenty of fresh ideas! He made me feel relaxed during the shoot and it was easy to engage in conversation and have a laugh with him, which is a plus during any shoot.
Paul's ideas and editing skills come together nicely and he creates fantastic images from this!
I would very much recommend Paul to any model who needs a set of great edits and different ideas for their portfolio- Thanks a lot Paul :) I look forward to working with you again.
P.s thank you for the strawberries! :D xx
Paul is a delight to work with! Despite having only having one hour - we produce some great images! Very impressed with his light and shadow techniques and to top it off he is a vey charming man :)
Looking forward to next time, Paul!
not just a photogrpaher but a great friend too! he made it comfortable for me to shoot and got my best sides of me and a great editer would recomend to any model! brilliant to work with and hopefully to have a lot more photoshoots done great ideas aswell! :D
Had a short shoot today with Paul. Prior to shoot we communicated clearly and everything was arranged with no fuss. During the shoot he was easy to talk to and had plenty of ideas, very easy to work with and would definately work with him again. Please pay no attention to any negativity about this photographer!! x
When I joined Purestorm 6 days ago (10 May 11) I was initially inundated with messages and offers for shoots. It was a little daunting at first and I was grateful for the advice I was given. I was warned by 2 separate photographers not to shoot with Paul (standrewsman), they told me that he had a cheap camera, no equipment, that I would only get 4-5 pics from the entire shoot, that his work was very poor and in fact he was a “boob collector” and that he would pester me to reveal more than I was comfortable with.
I was immediately skeptical of this advice given the large amount of positive feedback on Paul’s profile, so rather than take the photographers word for it (after all they did have a vested interest in me posing for them) I decided to undertake my own investigation.
I asked the photographers to provide me with proof of their claims, one of them gave me the contact details of 2 models and the other one declined and just stated that a good friend had told him. I also contacted the models that Paul had worked with previously and asked them how they got one with Paul and if there was any truth to the allegations.
Of the models that had been referred by the photographer, one didn’t even bother to reply and the other one had left Purestorm but did give me a complete breakdown of her “terrible” experience with ‘standrewsman’; however, there was something about the reply that wasn’t right and the man she described physically did not match Paul. Of the 5 independent models I contacted, all of them described Paul as a very polite, nice guy who delivered exactly what he had promised them (a disc of over 150+ images with edits for 70%-80% of the photos). As Paul readily admits, he is not a professional; does not have a fancy expensive camera or mobile studio, but they all agreed his images were fine, original and imaginative. He was respectful of their comfortable work preferences and at no time did he act inappropriately.
I have just completed a shoot with Paul and I can concur that he was very inch the true gent; funny and polite. A really nice person and when I told him what had happened he was very matter of fact about it and stated that it was very sad that these 2 guys would do this but in the present economic climate he understood that some people might do desperate things to gain an advantage.
My advice and recommendation to any model contemplating working with Paul or who has heard things about him, do your own investigation. Don’t take things at face value, dig under the surface and find out for yourself. Contact models who have left feedback on his profile and make your own mind up. It does seem that some photographers will do anything to get a shoot with you.
I have refrained from naming the 2 photographers, but if you contact me privately I will be happy to disclose their details.
Paul approached me on the net for a shoot, I was sceptical at first but thought I've got nothing to lose. He encouraged me on the shoot and was very professional and I got some lovely pics that enabled me to put my profile up on Purestorm.
Thanks a lot Paul, I would strongly recommend him to anyone that wants a shoot and get some nice results.
Had a shoot with Paul Kay today, he is a professional in all he does, along with great photographs he bought me my chocolate, I would recommend paul to anyone who wants to work with him, you will be surprised at the results.. thanks paul and i'm sure we will do this again.. :-)
did a shoot back in march-definatly reccomend paul he is very professional photographer, i enjoyed working with him it was my 1st ever shoot i did and i enjoyed myself he made me very relaxed and had some cracking images back :-)
Had my 1st home shoot with paul yesturday.. he was really good and made me feel comfortable. came up with some nice ideas :) would deffo recommend him and i look forward to working with him again in the future. i cant wait to see the photos :D
Thank you paul for your time and effort :)
Had my shoot today. Paul is a really proffesional guy and we managed to shoot a number of outfits. He had some really good ideas and I look forward to seeing the finished result!
Paul was great to work with, very professional. Gave get direction, would recommend to newbies and experienced models alike :D
had a couple of shoots with standrewsman very nice gent and good photographer got some really nice pics and he edited them all and i got copys thanks hun would reccommend to anyone look forward to seeing you again soon sammy x
Had my first shoot with paul a few weeks ago what a gent, was an pleasure to work with. was on time and did some fantastic shots. put them all on to my lap top and have just recived 484 edits and some prints... will be working with him again no question.
would recomend him to anyone, he help'd me no end and continues to do so..
Thank you so much paul hope to see you again soon.xxxxxx
One of the easiest and most relaxed shoots I have ever done, Paul was very easy to get along with and I never felt uncomfortable during any part of the shoot. I would recommend anyone to shoot with Paul and I would defenatly do so again. Cheers Paul your a star x
just had my first shoot with paul today, i had alot of fun and will defo want to work with him again, he is a very laid back man, easy to get on with and i didnt at all feel nervous. i would highly recommend him for any shoot. thanks paul for the great photos and look forward to working with you again x
this was my second shoot paul was very nice and polite he helped me and gave good directions, after the shoot he copied all my picture to a disk for me! sorry i was nervous hopefully we can do another one and ill be more relaxed, but not ur fault! but other den me hes a very nice man and turned up on time, thanks x
Had a shoot with Paul on the 27th of november,
Paul is a great photographer to work with he is fun friendly and makes you feel very comfortable :)
Thank you for the great shoot Paul and hope to work with you again xx
I had a shoot with paul kay, he is such a lovely guy an absolute pleasure too work with!! He is very professional and the pics are great!! I would recommend paul too any model looking for a photographer.
*THUMBS UP* I had my first ever shoot with Paul.
He made me feel very comfortable and gave good directions.
I would reccommend new models to have Paul as their photographer.
Can't wait to see the outcome of my pics.
Thanks paul, would love to work with you again.
Had a shoot with paul last week, it went really well. He's very professional, giving great direction and created a very relaxed atmosphere which was comfortable to work in. The pictures are really good quality and he was making sure I was comfortable all the wya through the shoot... I would deffinately recommend working with him if you get a chance. Thanks loads Paul
Did a homeshoot with standrewsman last week. He was very professional and we got some great photos. He gave great direction and made me feel completelt relaxed.
I would definatly recommend doing a shoot with him if you are a new model or you want to up date your portfolio.
Thanks for the shoot and the pictures are excellent.
Had a shoot with Paul today, was great fun, made me feel really relaxed and gave me lots of help and direction. Ive learnt alot from today.
Would recommend first time models to have a shoot with him.
Would love to work with him again. Thanks for your time paul x
did a shoot with Paul today and i really enjoyed it,it was great fun.He came up with some good ideas and some helpful directions.
would love to shoot for him again and would recommend him to other models.
Had my first shoot with Paul this week - He was brilliant - one of the mosst professional photographers I have worked with so far. He gave great direction and came up with some fantastic ideas - The photos are amazing with special effects added aswell. I would certainly recommend him and would love to work with again at some point. Thanks Paul x
For my first shoot I couldn't have picked anyone better than standrewsman.
With his down to earth and manner and great direction all ny nerves soon melted away.
True to his word, standrewsman down loaded all pictures took that day on to my computer.
Would like to work with standrewsman again,I would highly recommend to any model doing their first/second shoot.
Update-had a second shoot with Paul today, 6-3-09 and enjoyed every minute of it. As always Paul is great with direction and made the shoot relaxed, would love to do an outside shoot with Paul when the summer comes, thanks again.
did a shoot with paul, he,s a wonderful guy who gave great direction. I would love to do a shoot wiv him again soon. Would def recommend him to other models.
I really enjoyed the shoot, had loads of fun and was really relaxed with him, i would reccomend him very genuine.
Had my first shoot with paul. Was great and made me feel very comfortable and confident. Would recomend to new comers. x
I had a wonderful shoot today. The direction given was really helpful and seeing the results was really helpful. Would definately work with again. Very nice guy to work with
Paul thanks for such a great day. Paul is such a pro! He has some really interesting ideas on poses and some great advice and knowledge too. He really made me feel comfortable giving me a confidence boost which certainly shows in the images! I can certainly highly recommend Paul, he has a long successful career ahead of him.
Thank you again and all the best for the future! xxxx
paul was very helpfull and gave me some good tips as it was only my second shoot. enjoyed working with him and would recommend to anyone- thanks paul!! x
Worked with Paul today for my first shoot, he made me feel very confortable and at ease... also some great pictures... Would reccomend Paul to any Model. Thanks again,
Thankyou for a great first shoot i was able to feel relaxed and totally at ease throughout. Im very pleased with the results and look forward to future shoots. Paul is reliable and a pleasure to work with, thanks again..x
i worked with Paul today he put me to ease and i really enjoyed myself i would reccomend him to any model thanks for the shoot.
Did my first ever Shoot with paul last week. Really Enjoyed it & he put me at ease & i got over my nerves quickly. Was A pleasure to work with! Would recommend! :)
Had my first shoot with Paul yesterday and really enjoyed it. He made me feel comfortable and had lots of useful information and feedback for me.
Recommend for any new models.xx
Paul was a pleasure to work with, i would definately recomend him to anybody especially if you are a new model as he is full of ideas, makes you feel very compfortable, and will work with your own ideas aswell as his own(which are great by the way). Paul will enable you to achieve a variety of great shots with many creative styles. Fab photographer! Thanks Paul! x x x
Had a shoot with Paul today was extremely happy with the pictures and he was very reliable to work with.xx
Had a shoot with Paul today, he is a good photographer with excerlent ideas and very friendly. Thanks
paul was great to work with. lots of ideas got some great pics lovely guy thanks highly reccomened .xxxxxxx
Know Paul through other media. A great guy who takes excellent photos and is creative and genuine. - Good luck.
Had my first ever shoot with Paul today. He's a lovely guy, friendly, very professional and made me feel really relaxed and comfortable. Brilliant photographer can't thank him enough.
Had a shoot with paul today i really enjoyed it. He is a brillant photographer and would def reccomend him. Hope to work with him again.Thanks Paul
Worked with Paul yesterday & he was friendly, professional and easy going. He had plenty of ideas and was patient when my cat got in the way! An all-round nice guy =)
had a shoot the other day with paul,he was very nice,made me feel relaxed and comfortable,recommended,very proffesional, and reliable-thanks!
Paul was very friendly and professional - I would definately recommend him to other models!