Studio photoshoot with stuntman Neil Stoddart
Here are some photos from a recent photoshoot with stuntman, diver and black-belt martial artist Neil Stoddart. This shoot was a lot of fun - although shooting models is a lot of fun, my style lends itself to photographing male subjects in a gritty low-key style with a dark edge, and Neil was perfect for that!
The studio set-up was quite simple for this photoshoot, although quite a lot harsher than a 'normal' portrait photoshoot - all side-lighting and hard lights. The styling and posing were shot with a nod towards James Bond... but definitely Daniel Craig and not Roger Moore!
The shots with the diving gear were a little tricky as it was a very thick wetsuit and a real (i.e. very heavy) scuba kit. We sorted out the lighting and posing as much as we could for these shots before Neil fully kitted up. And the air-conditioning was turned up to max!