#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.

 

Shine and snap: 01-02-16 … picturing *you*

Here we are, well into the new year and things are in full swing, with already quite a few Photography assignments under my belt.

Not letting go of my main passion in Photography (studio & people) I have booked another studio day:

for Monday the 1st of February 2016

and am able to make an offer available to you, to get your new profile pic & look to furnish your social media platforms,

prompt your agent  – or whatever use you may find.

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On these promotional days I have everything set up and all I need is you, to pop in front of my lens,

with 3 different outfits on hand, friendly atmosphere and assistance on hand

to find the true picture…, remaining truthful to my ambitions of creating authentic portraiture,

reflecting back to the world who and how you are…

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Baring in mind different purposes of pictures & various roles and aspects of ourselves:

we may even want to explore who and how you may want to be seen, letting your light shine from the inside out…

talking and addressing your audience …

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I am camera ready and happy to talk to you about my PAY PER PICTURE offers ,

rendering the shoot for free and not making just the experience accessible to you,

but also the pictures to start and continue the new year afresh.

Give me a call: 0756 1331 394 

Love & Light ,

xxD

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.

on stage #theatre … the ultimate #character #portrait

After a summer mostly on location and amongst other things : a short term contract working in theatre, seeing the characters evolve and record such in some Photos:

I reflect on what has been and how that shapes into where I want to be.

Having had he pleasure of sitting through weeks of rehearsals for this ambitious project of staging a nigerian play …with incredible depth … mission and vision, I feel I attuned my senses for people being in character…

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Projecting an authentic sense of emotions and thus telling a story beyond the surface,

reminding us of all there is to human life in our increasingly shrinking global village…

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Bringing this back to my preferred photography environment (well I may be swayed as film sets and theaters are just as amazing)

and I am thrilled to know what assignments and projects will be staged in front of my lens in coming weeks.

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With a new found love for expression, lighting, props and costumes …

(yes I still can do your straightforward fairly plain, white backdrop: actors headshot too – BUT)

I am sure to bring a new sense for play into the studio environment.

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Stay tuned to see how the story unfolds…

 

 

 

PROMOTIONAL STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY #offer

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With a turn of season and many of us turning their attention inwards, I am focusing my attention – back to Studio Photography.

With great success earlier this spring : I am looking to OFFER MY PROMOTIONAL STUDIO DAYS, again.

Once a month I will open the doors to the studio and help you

to get one step closer to communicating your vision and mission.

And to help me to show you what I can do, as your Photographer.

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Establishing the right content for your ambitions will be carefully considered prior to the shoot.

I will set up scene at the studio: SIMULACRA STUDIO IN BRIXTON and we can produce

your right marketing image or the headshot that you need,

in order to push your online marketing efforts and communications forward.

 

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Please get in touch with me

on Twitter  or @exposed4real   FACE BOOK , or the Contact box above.

I’m here to discuss your ideas , happy to work with your budgets and requirements.

Keen to see you promoting your business or career

with some fresh PICTURES WITH PURPOSE.

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Looking forward to hearing from you .

Love & Light

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.

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GUASTALLA Promo 4Recent #location #Portraiture has reminded me, of how much ‘Character’ there is in the picture; how much atmosphere  and how quickly this can be found, when shooting on location.

A Location suitable (or in this case actual working environment ) for the sitter.

GUASTALLA Promo 3I had the pleasure of picturing these musician and it was very exiting to not only hear their music but to be in this very grand location in a Church in central London. It really made me think and wish: to have more opportunities to pursuit the Magic of capturing ‘Character Portraiture’ on location.

So please get in touch with me and we can arrange for a location shoot; so I can continue snapping what I like best and you get in return a couple of pics to use. Especially outdoor or sunlit locations are of particular interest to me.

Looking forward hearing about your ideas and to add more pictures to my portfolio.

Love & Light,

Daniela

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

#actors #Character #Portraiture #portfolio FREE STUDIO SHOOT

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I am preparing for yet another Session in the Studio, for tomorrow. It’s getting me all excited; wishing to develop Character Portraits and other types of promotional Portraiture for Actors (in particular).

Those Pictures you could use to push your career developments forward.

Outside some Headshots to show your physical existence;

I am particular interested to see what Characters suit you – naturally …maybe an angle on you and your abilities, #Character

your Agents haven’t been aware of…or perhaps you weren’t to sure about!?!

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Follow this Blog or get in touch with me,

if you fancy a free Session in the studio, in order to play and see what or who you could be!?

I am looking for Characters inspired by

#moods #film #genre #theatre #period #drama #comedy

…or whatever else springs to mind!?

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I am happy to offer you a free shoot, in order to extend my Portfolio.

Please contact me for further details, queries, suggestions:

info@danielafleckenstein.com

Don’t be shy !?

🙂

Love & Light

xxD.