Sometimes simply saying yes to an unexpected opportunity creates beautiful results. Recently, I was the subject of a documentary project. Barbara Muller wanted to photograph me at work. I said yes. Happily, our Boxer and Ballerina said yes too. UPDATE Barbara has posted her blog, “Stephen Cotterell at Work”

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They had never been photographed together before while dressed in their respective professional outfits.  We were all excited to discover what we could create together. We planned to use a well equipped Boxing Gym in London as our impromptu photography studio. I am very used to travelling to client workplaces to photograph them but I had never worked in a boxing gym before.

What follows is a small number of  the many images from our “The Boxer and the Ballerina” photoshoot. Please take a look and let me know what you think of them.

Imagine what we can create together!

Stephen

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It is always a pleasure when reminded that no two people are the same.

Imagine my delight when Leah (who comes from a family of actors) asked me to create a range of photographs of her. She understands the need for up-to-date photographs. With my lights, lenses, camera in hand and my method in my mind, I travelled to Leah’s home where we set-up my portable studio. Our plan was to create a range of portraits for her, including some headshots. The photographs here show a small sample from the headshot section of her updated portfolio.

If you have already been photographed then you will know how easy, comfortable and fun the process of exploring how you can create different looks will be for you. Using a unique and effective process (that I have evolved since 2012) even people who believe that they are not photogenic quickly learn to relax and enjoy being photographed.

You know that there are many types of portrait photography and, given that everyone is different (even identical twins), there are many variations from which you can choose one or more preferred photographic styles. One such variation, the headshot, is a very restrictive way to create memorable images of a person. You might easily imagine other types of photography with different restrictions or restraints.

In the words of David Burkus; “Creativity doesn’t just love constraints; it thrives under them”.

When you want to enjoy a creative, thriving photographic experience with me, simply get in touch because it’s easy.

Stephen

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07990 525 814
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@stephensmiles
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Professionally, my work focuses on corporate, personal and creative portraiture.

Many business people know, especially those who have adopted the principles of Stephen Covey’s; “7 habits for highly successful people”, that sharpening the saw is an important part of our continuous  professional development. Without it we will ossify and fall behind. With it we open ourselves to new opportunity, possibilities and collaborations. The bonus is that we meet great people and discover many doors of possibility.

You probably have already embraced the value created by the process of connecting, communicating, collaborating and creating with others to produce work that would otherwise be impossible. Creating visual assets is clearly an important part of the value creation process for any business with an evolving communication strategy.

As a photographer, and business person, it is vital to be seen to walk the talk. This is why, from time-to-time, I will take time out to collaborate with others with the primary vision of producing work that would otherwise not happen.

During a very cold February afternoon in Shoreditch, London; Aditi, Brighid, Calvin (a fellow photographer not pictured here), Kilian, Stevie,  Susy and I joined together to produce a set of images that we all appreciate and remind us of an important day in our lives because we value each others contribution.

Brighid Kelley

Etionsa Agbontaen

Aditi Bajpai

Kilian Gargan

Stevie French

Taking time out of our busy business lives to collaborate with people who matter speaks volumes about those of us how want to continuously sharpen our own personal saw.

What do you want to create for your business? What message do you want to project? How do you imagine connecting, communicating, collaborating and creating with me?

I’ll am very interested to hear your plans to do that.

Stephen

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Eleanor Inglis – Headshot Photoshoot

Eleanor is a busy actress who has lives in Kingston upon Thames. She has been acting since she was eight years old and had roles on the Disney Channel from the age of 10. Eleanor’s has worked for more than eleven years on stage, screen and television. Recent roles include acting in Norma (English National Opera), Endeavour (ITV), The Hollow Crown (BBC) and many others. To discover more about Eleanor’s screen please see her entry on the Internet Movie DataBase (IMDB), click here to read more.

We connected via a creative group on-line, then discovered that we live a short distance from each other. Eleanor was keen to refresh her headshot portfolio so we were well matched for the task. Given our geographical proximity, I set-up my studio at home, where we created a range of looks for her. Here are just a few of them.

We found a lot of common ground during our photoshoot and we are both pleased with the results. My suspicion is that we will work together again.

 

Stephen

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Time for you to be photographed by me because you know that I will help you to look your best.

stephen cotterell photography associates

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@stephensmiles

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