Portraits, portraits and more portraits.  That’s a good summary of a huge percentage of my portfolio.  Shot in a studio, shot on location but made to look like a studio, or using the location to add a bit of story to the portrait.  I do it all.  Sometimes though it’s good to leave the lights and the white background at home, hit the streets and make portraits using the environment around you.

I’ve known Andy Johnson for a few years now.  Our paths have crossed at several dinners and other events, where I’ve been taking photographs and Andy has been hosting.  He’s an experienced TV journalist, does media training and offers consultancy too.  He’s an all round good guy.  I’ve  also (quick plug) taken photos for his wife’s business, Made by Jay, a range of bespoke designer kids’ clothes.

When Andy rang me back in the spring to take some new portraits for him, we arranged to do a location shoot in central Manchester.  His job means he doesn’t want or need traditional, studio portraits.  Besides, as someone with bags of experience out on location in front of the camera, it would be a crime not to take advantage, get him out on location and make the most of it.

So that’s what we did.  Mancs in the audience will recognise some of these locations no doubt.

location portrait of Andy Johnson media trainer

Former tv presenter Andy Johnson

Location portrait in Central Manchester

Central Manchester location portrait

Portrait of Andy Johnson against black background

The point I’m making here is that I don’t work to a set formula, but plan each shoot around giving you exactly what you want.  Everything is tailored around your wishes, and trying to give you the maximum bang for the buck.  So, if you’re looking for new portraits, please get in touch.  If you’re not sure what kind of portraits would work best for you …. well, that’s all part of the service, talking through the options to arrive at the best solution.

And don’t forget to check out Andy’s website at www.andyjohnson.tv