Versatile Creative Designer, Photographer & Videographer based in Pimlico, Central London.
From startups to corporate companies, my career path has provided me opportunities to work with and for amazing people, great brands, organisations and individual clients across hundreds of projects, where over time I have cultivated a broad creative skillset and experience that brings added value and versatility to all projects. A swiss army knife, one man band, force of one.
Website work is never done and that includes my website which is in a state of flux as I chop and change elements tweaking, updating and improving layout and content.
My demo reel is out of date, clunky, and needs a refresh to give this section the love and attention it deserves, and for now this reel serves as the reluctant placeholder awaiting the all new and improved version with latest project content.
I'm a passionate, versatile and creative Photographer and Videographer gaining prominence in producing great looking headshots, portraits, fashion, beauty, sport, lifestyle and editorial images and video for Actors, Models, Musicians, Dancers and Businesses. My speciality is in creating studio quality images using portable flash and a variety of backdrops and lighting styles in the studio or on location. These same approaches apply to my video work using constant light LED panels and fresnels to create the required look in video and enhanced in post production.
I am self taught from many years of studying and practising the science and art of photography and lighting and so much testing and experimenting with ideas that I wore out my first camera whilst holding many sessions for an amazing variety of people. More recently I had the opportunity to train in person with the great Gavin Hoey and the amazing celebrity photographer Rory Lewis, adding to my knowledge and experience. Additionally I have worked on projects with the mighty Karl Taylor and the super guru that is Daniel Norton. Other influencers for me include Joe Mcnally, Lindsay Adler, Bryan Peterson, Joe Edelman.
My Retouching and post production skills enable me to get the most out of the session shots and in addition to fixing and restoring images I finesse and polish so they are presented at their best.
Do you need new shots? Perhaps you changed your look or need to update your portfolio, don't yet have a headshot, or have an idea or concept you want to try out, whether you want to do a location shoot in the park or urban surrounding, or a studio style shoot for that professional portrait for social media or business.
Most people don't liike having their photos taken and I aim to put people at ease right from the start to get the most out of the session but more than this, my whole philosophy and approach is to provide an experience for people to enjoy the whole process whilst creating the shots you need.
Who is this guy?
My name is John Leigh, I've been fortunate to have been involved in creative work as soon as I left college. I started in Radio at an Independent Local Radio station in the Commercial Production department, writing scripts and booking voice over talent for audio ads. As an electronic music studio musician this led me into music and audio production work including writing jingles. I later transitioned into Graphics and Web design which took me into motion and animation work, as well as photography, video, post production, 3D and VFX.
Having a broad creative skillset, it takes me in diverse directions and projects and am constantly updating, evolving, learning and taking on new skills whilst consolidating existing skills. It's an exciting time to be a digital creative, I just love being involved in a variety of challenges and providing timely creative solutions for projects. Yes it's a lot of interests and pursuits but Ive always been this way, I seem to be wired this way, and it works well for me and the clients I work with. I'm forever inspired, curious and motivated and all of these creative disciplines crossover, intersect and compliment eachother.
I have been working on a freelance basis for companies, small businesses, charities and individual clients providing help and support with creative work and photography with speedy turnaround.