What’s all this Neolestat stuff about?
I Love your photos… How do I get to model for you?
Email me from my contact page or send
me a note through deviantART
Mayhem. I’m completely contactable and always reply.
What do you consider to be your ‘Style’?
like ‘real’ girls… I like real emotion and I like
fun. Clean playful fun or downright dirty fun, as long as the emotion
remains real. I have no particular desire to create clichéd
studio images for my own work, I reserve that for paying customers
looking for exactly that for their commercial work. I would rather
shoot kitsch, edgy, fetish, porn, off kilter, amusing, beautiful images
than anything in the world. Photography for me is not a means to an
end it is my life.
Do you shoot with new models or do you only shoot time served models?
regularly shoot with new models and get a great deal of pleasure from
it. If you’ve never shot with a professional photographer before
my aim is to make it as painless and enjoyable as possible. I want
you to leave with some great photos feeling good about yourself and
What about poses? Facial expressions? Look?
am here to help. I’ve shot plenty of girls that have never modelled
before and most of them find it incredibly easy once they get into
it. It’s all about comfort and communication, two things I’m
actually pretty good at. It’s my job to get the photos I need
from you and your job to enjoy it. Half the time you’re using
these poses anyway, all I do is persuade you to exaggerate them.
Do I ‘have’ to get naked for you?
no way do you have to. I am happy to shoot any levels through ‘fashion’
to ‘art nude’. I prefer to work with models that are happy
with at least topless but I work to the model’s comfort level
and always age appropriately. Talk to me and we’ll find the
level that suits you.
If I choose to get naked with you, how naked is naked?
Again it’s up to you! If you want to get topless and leave your
panties on, as long as you’re over 18 that's cool with me but
if you’re up for it I have projects of an adult and very adult
nature to work through. Boobs and bums are okay with me.
What will it cost me?
you want a professional portfolio I have rates depending on time and
how many looks you want to shoot. You might ask yourself WTF when
you see the cost and probably ask if I shoot with a gold plated camera…
As a matter of fact… I do! (JK) However, you get a lot of portfolio
for your money. I’m not going to spend a few hours with you,
bend you into some ridiculous poses and send you on your way with
a disc of images and a free Purpleport account. What you get is a photographer
that cares, that will spend as much time with you as needed and really
get ‘you’ on film. Time isn’t the essence here,
the image is.
you want a TFP shoot… feel free to ask. But beware… TFP
in Andy’s world is a bit of a risk. Maybe you’ll end up
prettyful, maybe you’ll end up wearing a rubber gimp suit and
a gas mask. Whatever… We’ll have fun and discuss it first.
work comes up occasionally… This means I pay you but you’ll
only get experience and cash. The images are the clients.
Can we go for a Coffee first. This/You scare/s me!
you are living within a 25 mile or so radius of London I’m
more than happy to meet up beforehand to show you some previous work
and talk through the shoot over coffee… Starbucks is my fave,
so beware where you suggest.
When can we book my shoot?
on your location and my work schedule I try to get a model booked
within two weeks of us both being happy that the shoot should go ahead.
I work weekdays and weekends, in the summer I can accommodate evenings.
If you live a way away from London it might take a little longer
as I’d like to use my time to greater effect and might try to
book two or more models in the same area unless you're coming to my
am all for communication. I like things to run smoothly and will reply
to all and any questions posted either by email, through MySpace or
through modelling accounts. Likewise, if you want to work with me
I expect the same respect. I will always reply to emails even if it’s
a polite “no thank you”. Please do likewise and the world
will be a happier place. Treat as you wish to be treated is a motto
How long have you been a photographer?
long as could hold a camera! I took my first photo aged 5 and started
posting my work and looking for publishers in 2004. Xmas 2006 I gave
up a totally well paid senior management position and my company car
to go fully professional.
Where are you based?
Maida Vale in West London.
Can I have references from models you've worked with previously?
Ask me and I’ll give you Email addresses or contact numbers
of previous models.
Will you travel to me?
can do and do often travel to the model. It all depends on you and
whether you have a location or two you want to shoot in.
Can I travel to you?
you so desire… At the moment I'm working from a home studio while I look for proper premises. If you're happy with that, sure. We have a full range of Colourama Backdrops and
4No Elinchrom RX 600 strobes.
Can you provide a location for my shoot? Do you have your own studio?
above! If you need a location we’ll
find one specifically for your shoot that works with the theme.
What kind of locations do you use?
and everywhere, although I try to avoid clichés. I won’t
shoot in a field of Rape or Corn although I will shoot in a Church.
Indoors I have shot in halls, warehouses, bathrooms, stairways, bedrooms,
kitchens and on top of washing machines. Bars, coffee shops, theatres
and cinemas are also good. If you want to shoot in your own home all
I ask is that the areas are clean, tidy and free of clutter. Apart
from that the world is your lobster. If you have a specific location
you’d like to try I’m all ears.
Do you have a hair/make-up artist?
am looking and talking to a few right now.
I want to do my own hair/make-up?
with me! However! And this is a BIG however… I don’t like
‘orange’ gals so lay off the fake tan and be careful with
the foundation. Cover your blotches and spots by all means but blend
well. Please don’t have a white neck and an orange head when
you turn up. We can discuss make-up per shoot should you desire.
What do you suggest I wear?
all depends on the shoot! For my church shoots I suggest something
half way between a first date and mourning however if a lingerie shoot
is your bag go all out to look as pretty as you can. For glamour I
suggest a couple of changes of outerwear and underwear but feel free
to mix and match as you see fit. If unsure… Ask :)
Do you supply any props?
it is something specific we have discussed beforehand… Example…
A Ball Gag, that you might not have but I do I’d suggest you
bring whatever you feel might add to the flavour.
What should I bring with me on the day?
proof of age… A passport or driving license would be fantastic.
How long will the shoot take?
would suggest for a TFP shoot at least three hours. For a portfolio
shoot allow half a day and for commercial work around 2 hours depending
on what the client needs.
How many photos do you take?
between 600 and 1000+. As a rule of thumb a professional photographer
looks to use just 5% of the photos he takes. It sounds a lot but time
and memory fly when you’re having fun!
Do I get to see all of the photos you take?
usually unless I have my laptop with me for a specific reason. I often
show the model one or two pics as we go along just to show her how
great I’m making her look ;)
Will you Post-Process my shoot?
of course… Airbrush beyond reality, no! I take off spots, scars,
stretch marks, hairy moles and third nipples for sure but on the whole
I want you to look like you.
What if I don’t like your Post-Processing?
me, we’ll discuss and if I agree with you we’ll change
Do I have to sign a model release form?
no question about it unless we agree beforehand and you are paying
me to shoot you. However, if for a portfolio it is often in your interest
for you to sign one as my accounts will receive far more traffic that
yours in the early days and it’s all promotion for you.
Who owns the copyright and where do you publish?
own the copyright unless I give you an image release form after the
shoot which gives joint copyright. It is a fact of law that the photographer
retains the copyright rather than the model and under no circumstance
will I ever permit the model or a third party to alter my work. I
publish on various modelling accounts, deviantART and occasionally
to art books and galleries.