TIME FOR PHOTOS

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Well now, there is so much happening on this end; that I have a little neglected to share all that there is…First and for most I am now settling into my new Office and Studio space where i certainly had the pleasure of testing all sorts of lighting and ideas …. and it is only the beginning, but here a sneak peak of the most recent work, forever growing my Team: of Assistance Make up,  prop Makers, Designers and all that!

And here just to illustrate , what difference it makes to have those additions to the creative process of Photography … a little BEFORE shot of the model ,

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before she sat all so patiently in the chair to be adorned by MUA : OPHELIA … and then subjected to my trials of making use of the space that #studiomansionhouse is…

POP over to FB  and join this select group if you would like to be a bit more updated as to what is happening in this old Mansion House GROUP #studiomansionhouse …and in the surrounding grounds.

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STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE EVENTs, OFFERs AND MUCH MORE … 😉

Love & Light

D.

 

 

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#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.

 

#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

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…

 

 

 

Group HEADSHOTS

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Recent assignments saw me working alongside the theatre company @Eclipsetheatre

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and their current PROJECT #revolutionmix

Which saw me producing Head shots of around 15 people in under an hour.

This worked really well; once we found a cosy spot, suiting the sitters and Camera settings : we where on a role.

These arrangements work really well to capture all your participants,colleagues contributors or all other occasions where you have some important people in a room – with still enough time and skill spend on getting the essence of each person.

Contact me for affordable quotes ,

pictures that last forever,

and profiles and websites updated with some friendly face and new pics.

Your snaphappy Photographer, looking for more work.

xxD.

SUNNY SUMMER LOCATIONS #free #photoshoot #offer

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