#character #portraiture … more than just play !??!?

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So … having spend a considerable amount on filmsets in recent months (as supporting artist and BTS Photographer) for some major big feature and small TV productions and short films, having had the pleasure to meet many peers in the industry with time on hand to chat … my curiosity about the place of a creative character portraiture was yet again awakened. Let alone my inspiration fueled …

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With a an undeniable saturation of enthusiastic and ambitious freelancers, that populate London, that are looking to find footing in the industry – perhaps  as Extras, perhaps as Actors in the making …all the same the representation of playfulness and ability to represent character, is what may just set you apart.

With the understanding that there is a argument to be had in between , typecasting, branding and showing versatility and ability to enact what is asked of you. I have taken my camera to those that are happy to explore with me , possible advancements of this niche – giving play a purpose!?

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More often than not , it has come up in conversation that fellow Actors, Supporting artists and Extras felt that they are giving a particular role, character that not necessarily encompasses all that they are , can be or wish to be – the unwanted typecast that some agents just seem to stick with.

I am wondering how this very Agent would feel, if they were to receive a picture communicating the subjects ability to do different, to be adventurous and playful!? Or would these pictures not provide content for your hungry facebook feeds – showing your interest passion, commitment,

‘playfullness’ !?

Or just a little quirky image to look at and be reminded of the willingness to play … the phone may start ringing … , perhaps.

However I am really keen to hear your opinion and suggestions, or if you allow me to dress you up and set a scene for you and picture, explore the possible function … Get in touch.

#snaphappy #photographer

D.

 

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#promotional #studio day 27th of April

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Here we go, having spend the last few weeks gathering inspiration and insight on filmsets,

working for hours on end as Supporting Artist,  or Behind the scenes Photographer,watching some fabulous talent doing their thing,

I am now returning to the studio in Brixton, to bring back the newly trained eye and to make my services available to you.

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For those that are familiar with my work and working methods, know that I am here to make you shine at your best:

with tailormade pictures suiting your purpose. Opening the doors to fun packed day on Wednesday the 27th of April.

Wishing to communicate all that there is about you, driving your ambitions forward with the right promotional Portrait.

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Let’s kick of a new season of work for you, should you be actor , extra or someone who just needs to show themselves

on the worldwide web in the best possible light.

Please contact me and get your slot booked for my promotional offers suiting your budget and mission.

Looking forward hearing from you…

Daniela : 0756 1331 394

NEW YEAR – NEW LOOK !?!? STUDIO DAY – 15/01/2016

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You might want to start the NEW YEAR with a NEW SET of images, still you but a new flavor and sentiment perhaps!?

As you may have gathered I am particular keen to realize my clients ambitions and visions,

communicating what they are about and like in the real world –

so it can come across in the 2 Dimensional digital world,

well so I hope.

We will discuss your anticipated audience and purpose for your pictures,

before we set up make you up and shoot in relaxed and comfortable environment.

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And the magic will unfold and we won’t stop until I hear & feel the ‘that’s-the-one’,

truthful and authentically representing what you would like to say.

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So a couple of days to go and the fresh new year begins, don’t hesitate to get in touch and let’s see what we can do for you… #movingforward.

The next Studio Day is in my Diary…FRIDAY THE 15th of JANUARY,

get in touch to book your new beginnings and a fresh online look.

I make you unbeatable offers and it certainly won’t cost you anything to ask!?!

info@danielafleckenstein.com

Wishing you prosperity and all the very best in 2016.

Love & Light

Daniela

when play become pictures … #headshots

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Despite careful planning and consideration it is more often than not, that through play and happy accidents, some strong images are created and conceived and it is my greatest passion to capture and hold onto those fleeting moments,in a whirlwind of light, excitement & expression.

Finding that angle and setting the mood, creating that truthful pic…

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None of this would be possible without a trusted Team and helpers, and I feel in recent month this has come to life – brilliantly.

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Thanks to Kristy Prince for doing the Make up and getting the sitter camera ready, rearing to go… and all those other other helping hands, holding reflectors, shuffling props and are just there when needed (you know who you are), And all of that in the fabulous space that SIMULACRA STUDIO is, pleased to be a regular on those premises and the exceptional service included.

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And in the end we are sure to have captured that straightforward image as intended in between a lot of play and fun…

Bookings for the new year are coming in already… Please get in touch and ask me about promotional offers, sure to deliver inline with your budget and expectations.

I leave you with this:

A comment that was made by this sitter who brilliantly went with the flow and received images to represent not just himself

but visualized some of his ambitions to his great surprise:

When Daniela Fleckenstein gets her hands (and camera) on you, you have no choice but to become awesome.

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Love & Light

xx D.

SUMMER #location #portfolio SHOOT #character portraiture #actor #film

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With the summer drawing to an end, I am reflecting once more on #Location #Photography, before I will retreat to the studio again – for my Photography session. Having had the pleasure to mingle with many Supporting Artists and Actors this summer on various Film and TV filmsets my insight and curiosity about this field of Photography has grown.

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Discussing with Actors the difference between an ordinary headshot and its limitations, I have also set out to create the exact image (including carefully resourced props and location) as conceived by my clients, in order to create a new portfolio image, communicating characteristics about the sitter, perhaps not that often seen.

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We have a month left or less to create some more images on location, so please get in touch with your ideas and proposals and we get creating … just the photo you need and want. A photo that may support your marketing and branding ambitions.

Looking forward hearing from you.

ON LOCATION #Headshots

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I often wondered if the studio is the best place for a headshot session and I feel it has got its advantages,

…but there is something to be said about Locations Headshots. It adds a little texture and flavor to the background, hard to achieve in the studio, and quite often it gets a relaxed causal approach in the sitter.

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Equipped with my new set of prime lenses and a keen I eye … this is an exciting field to explore.

Please get in touch if you would like to be part of my forever growing learning curve and portfolio, Excited every time how different people are and that there is always room for more … I’d like to meet and picture more of you guys!?!? 🙂

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If you have a particular mood or Profile picture that you need to realize … Don’t be shy to ask, no idea or request too crazy.

Would love to hear from you!!

The world at your fingertips … #studio #photography

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Recent Studio shoot with an Actor looking to produce new dynamic portfolio images and Headshots, made me realize – yet again – the endless opportunities,that are available and possible in the environment of Studio photography.

I always am aware and sure to shoot what we set out to produce, but the playful – some say arty- experimental part of a studio session delivers intriguing work.

 

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As some sitters and actors recognize the opportunities and the comfort of the studio environment and when trust and rapport is established, it is throughout those 5 minutes that I find stronger work is produced.

Well those may be my favorites but playful Character Portraits, may be of interest to a more dynamic Profile, some online posting or to prompt your agent, just to remind them

…what or who else you could be.

If not just a good sport.

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Thanks Julian London for being such a great client,playing along with the craziest ideas …

But hey, he did remind me … of sculptural qualities, such as Michelangelo and other Greek sculptures: Atlas sprang to mind … only that this world seems to be getting smaller!?

Please get in touch if you have ideas of your own  -or interest to see what we can produce.

Happy to work with your Budget #snaphappy #photographer.

What have you got to loose !?!

RING ME : 0756 1331 394

All the very best,Daniela