Versatile Photographer & Digital Content Creator
Hello, I'm John, a London based Photographer and Digital Content Creator.
I work from my home studio and on location, photographing people and products, creating images and videos for websites, advertising, portfolios, brochures and social media, with swift turnarounds and competitive pricing that will suit all budgets. You maybe surprised how affordable.
As a Creative Producer, my 20+ years career in advertising also involved photo retouching, video shoots, editing, post production, motion, graphics & web design. All of which crossover, intersect and provide complimentary options in one place or all round creative production for businesses, influencers and individual clients.
My Product Shot work is varied across multiple categories and brands and includes Ecommerce, packshots, lifestyle and bespoke shoots.
I use a DSLR with multiple lenses with Flash, LED and natural light to achieve the looks and typically shoot tethered to a laptop for instant review and feedback of the shots. Recent projects include footwear, eyewear, headwear, perfume, eyewear, chocolates, beauty and makeup products for businesses and individual clients including youtube and instagram influencers.
I would be happy to talk over your ideas for product shots and explore where I can support the projects you have coming up.
In addition to the Product shoots I also create 360° SPIN animations which can be great for providing a viewer with more detail about the products as well as more visual interest for the website that captures attention. These SPINS can be auto playing videos, GIF animations and even interactive.
Try out the samples below.
I'm a creative People & Products Photographer producing a wide range of images for online media, websites, portfolios, LinkedIn, Instagram.
I use small studio flash, natural light and LED lights in the studio and on location to create Headshots, Portraits, Fashion, beauty, concepts shoots. I work with individual clients and businesses, actors, musicians, models and dancers.
Whilst I'm self taught I have also been lucky enough to train in person with the amazing YouTuber Gavin Hoey and the celebrity photographer Rory Lewis.
Other influencers for me include the mighty Karl Taylor and the super guru that is Daniel Norton, Joe Mcnally, Lindsay Adler, Bryan Peterson, Joe Edelman.
Have you got a project coming up and would like to collaborate?
I'm happy to catchup on an informal discussion to see where I might be able to assist you.
During Covid restrictions my Headshot & Portrait Photography is temporarily paused but if you have ideas and concepts you would like to discuss for a shoot please get in touch I'm happy to advise.
All images shot at my home studio and on location around London.
My creative work in roles with agencies and 2 large corporate advertising companies involved providing solutions and the generation of a broad range of marketing, advertising and sales materials working on briefs for small, medium and large businesses and with many well known brands.
Due to the volume and breadth of projects and challenges I am well versed in Web Design, Ad Design, Banners, Flyers, Logos, Landing Pages, layouts, mocks, proofs of concepts, storyboards.
Usual process is to review the clients brief, check understandings and consider ideas, options and put together a feedback proposal with 2-3 concepts. From there moving onto mocks, layouts an potential proofs of concept before getting into the builds.
My video and motion work includes video shoots, edits, and post production for social media, advertising, trailers and promos on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.
Im revising this section and will post my new materials soon.
I work from my home studio and on location, photographing people and products, creating photography for websites, advertising, portfolios, brochures and magazines with swift turnarounds and competitive pricing. In addition my background in photo retouching, video shoots, editing, motion, graphics and web design provide complimentary options that add value for all round creative support for businesses, influencers and individual clients.
I'm fortunate to have been involved in creative work as soon as I left Art College and got my start at an Independent Radio station in Commercial Production, writing scripts and booking voice over talent for audio ads plus as an amateur electronic studio musician this led me into audio production work including writing jingles.
My career journey includes startups and 3 corporate companies where I steered my direction into Graphics, Web design, Motion & Animation work, Photography, Video, Post Production and 3D.
After years of working as an in-house Designer, Producer and editor at agencies and corporate advertising companies, I finally committed to my side-gig, SECRETSTUDIO, providing freelance Photography, Video and Motion work plus Graphics & Web Design, It is a lot of interests and pursuits but Ive always been this way, I seem to be wired this way, and it works well for my way of working and the clients I work with. All my creative disciplines crossover and compliment eachother at their intersections providing options and ideas that complete the circle. And the big advantage of having this creative skillset is it allows me to be a one stop solution and a force of one tha's convenient for clients to deal directly with the designer/producer speeding up workflow and is cost effective.
If you have been thinking about a project and need someone to talk to I would be interested to listen if you would like to get in touch.