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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:35 am 
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After the recent concerns regarding Photographers at events, a few people have asked for a thread in which the known photographers can post and make them selves known to everyone.

So guys, could you please post a little bio and a piccie so that we are able to pick you out when at events.

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1983-1985. Dyfed College of Art. Full time Photographic Course. Credit.
1985-1986. Gwendraeth Valley Archive Project.
1987-1998. Senior Photographer MoD Pendine.
1998-2001. Lighting Cameraman, S4C, Aberystwyth.
2001-2002. Assistant Archivist. Film and Television,
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2002-2007. Photojournalist for Armchair General Magazine.

Other Photographic achievements.

High speed photography for Thrust Super Sonic Car.
Seen on Blue Peter, Tomorrows World and History Channel.

BBC Wales’s documentary on Sir Kyffin Williams, famous artist.

Battle Stations, Over twenty various documentaries for the History Channel.

BBC’s D-day 6:6:44. Vintage Camera Unit.

Camera work for Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg’s Drama “Band of Brothersâ€

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Best get the ball rolling! I'll add the photo later!


Hi Everyone,

I'm Stuart Gould, I'm 24 years old and from Southport, Merseyside. I've been taking living history photos for the last 6 years. I run a website dedicate to my photography here: http://www.stuartgouldphotography.co.uk . I'm a member of AFRA and an honorary member of Rolling Thunder.

I work as an IT technician by day and the photography is really just a hobby. I've managed to have some work published and other pictures used by show organisers but my photography isn't designed to be a source of income but more for the enjoyment I receive from doing it!

I became interested in re-enactment photography after visiting Normandy and meeting some re-enactors. It was there that I heard about the War and Peace show and after my first visit to the show I was hooked on taking pictures! I'm interested in photographing most periods of living history but I'm especially keen on World War 2 (especially axis forces.. must be the uniforms!) and Vietnam re-enactment so there tends to be an excess of pictures of these periods on my website compared to other eras.

Because I'm up in the cold dark north I don't get much chance to get down to shows so I tend to stick to the big events such as Bovington, War and Peace, Military Odyssey and the Victory Show. Once I have the photos of an event sorted I upload them all to the website and put a notice out on here so if you have been to one of these shows there is a good chance you could be in a picture somewhere on my website!

I'm always keen to work with the groups and I've done many photoshoots with different people over the last few years. This is usually in spare time at the big shows but I'm happy to travel for big private shoots, private battles or smaller events if I'm free. Work is quite restrictive to my free time so apologies to anyone I've not been able to get to see!

My photos are primarily for my own pleasure but I enjoy sharing them with the community and I hope that my website can become a good source for living history pictures as it grows. If you are in one of my pictures and would like a digital copy for yourself or for your groups website then let me know and I can sort that out. You can pm me on here or email me: stuart@stuartgouldphotography.co.uk

I'm very aware of the dangers of photography to the entire community and I'm very careful what I do with my pictures. I'd never dream of submitting them to stock photo sites for example as the last thing I want is one of my pictures on a newspaper article aimed at damaging the hobby. At the end of the day photographing your hobby is my hobby so if anyone feels any of my pictures are inappropriate or don't want photos of themselves on my website I'm happy to have them removed.

Hope to see you all at the shows!

Stuart

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Hi all,

Who am I?
Phil Royal, aka Zoomer, aka Depth of Field Images, age now in excess of 40, and based in the deep south (well, Kent). Photography is my main hobby, my day job is an office-based engineering role (Naval Architecture for those who may have heard of it) for a well-known Marine Classification organisation in London.

How did I get involved in the re-enactment scene?
I have been a keen amateur snapper since my Dad gave me a camera at Chatham Navy Days in the 70’s. I went to the first Military Odyssey show, took a few pix, and chanced my arm by sending them off to Pat Ware at Classic Military Vehicle Mag. He liked them, and from then on I've been going to various events with a CMV hat on to snap vehicles for the mag. Last year I was one of Rex's phototeam for War and Peace and I covered Military Odyssey for Gary Howard. This year I only snapped 'officially' at Military Odyssey. When I first started taking pictures of military kit they looked neat and tidy but sterile. While this suited magazine use, I soon found that including re-enactors made the shots look more real - it gave them some context - and as time has gone on I seem to now concentrate as much on re-enactors as the hardware. You gorgeous lot!

Do I re-enact?
No, as it wouldn't work. My first love is taking pictures and if I re-enacted I'd be a pain to my fellow man, cursing every time I saw a great picture opportunity while I had a rifle in my hands. I've got to know a couple of re-enactment groups well - particularly Rolling Thunder of whom I'm an honorary member – and hope to get better known as time goes on. Photographer friends – Mark Barnes, Nick Halling and Stu Gould – have introduced me to other groups, and hopefully we’ll all get better known amongst the re-enactment community over time.

My style?
I'm quite a shy bloke, and I guess that shows through in my pictures. I'm one of those photographers who lurks about in the background with a long lens, as I find I get natural pictures without any of the tension that can be evident when cameras are shoved in your face! I'm well aware - particularly recently - that this can lead to suspicion (especially as it’s often difficult to speak to everyone you are taking pix of). That's why I'm keen to get my ugly mug on the forum so you know who I am and that I'm NOT up to no good! I also relish the challenge of getting a good shot from a 'real' environment, rather than something set up - not that I always succeed - and attendance at some recent private battles and training days has whetted my appetite for more of the same.

My pictures?
A few years ago I set up a website called www.depthoffieldimages.co.uk to act as an intro to the wide range of pictures I take. While there's some (pretty old!) re-enactment pictures on there, it is really only intended to show the range of stuff I enjoy shooting - from airshows to steam railways, architecture, and landscape (where my photographic interest really got started when I bought a medium format camera). As I am not an IT guru I haven’t yet got a system in place to get pix on line quickly (hopefully I'll have something more accessible on line later this year, but it all takes time). In fact ‘speed’ is not really my way, as I'm an old school photographer at heart; medium format transparencies/mono hand prints were my staple output before this digital wizardry came along, and I still try to maintain a quality rather than quantity approach to what I produce. I’ve been lucky to have some of my pictures in CMV, Armourer and Skirmish magazines, an A3 format book in the states entitled Mechanised Warfare written by Simon Dunstan, and the current series of books published by Ian Allan (written by Pat Ware) . I’ve also done a couple of online photo reports for the Armchair General website (Military Odyssey and airshows).

Looking Ahead…
I very much hope recent ‘publicity’ is not going to dampen spirits in the hobby, and I for one will continue to enjoy being involved in the re-enactment scene. My primary reason for taking pictures is the challenge and fun of it, but if in doing so I can achieve something positive– either by taking a good shot for a group’s website or getting some publicity in a magazine or book – then all the better. I’m always conciuous when taking pictures of re-enactors or restored military kit that the opportunity is only there due to someone else’s efforts – be it financial and/or physical – so thank you. I may be on the brink of being accepted into an online library for my aviation, shipping, vehicle and other images, but if this goes ahead I would never intend to include pix with re-enactors in - unless I can confirm its ok with those involved first. As with Stu’s approach, if you see a picture you don't want on my website, or one you want a copy of, just PM or email.

Most people aren’t sad enough to want to take my picture...

Maybe see you around soon - Iron Eagle & Pip Park for a start.

As horrible as this feels, here's me from a recent Beltring...

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Urgh.

Thanks to Fraser Gray for being brave and taking the pic.

Phil (Zoomer)


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Hi everybody (sound like doctor Nick off the simpsons)

my name: ian beck, answer to either ian or beck, tend to ignore any other names i'm called.

northern chap from the edge of Derbyshire, small village called killamarsh.

will get a picture posted asap, but i'm the one who holds the camera.
for anyone who hasn't seen me around the northern events yet or for the people that have, fangorn of s.h.i.t says "it's a bloke wivva funny hairdo".

the photography bit: been to collage, passed exams, the point is photography is subjective, you either like a picture or you don't. it's that simple. you throw a bag of money at buying the top notch stuff it doesn't mean you will get the best shots, are mine good, i like some better than others, if i have taken your picture and you like it then i'm more than happy, if not we will get there in the end.

to all re-enactors i have met and given a card to, you know how i work, what i do with the images i take and the amount i take. friendly ?, you the re-enactors decide.

see you at elsecar, give me a shout

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In a nutshell .. I was 13 years in the RAF as a photographer and have covered all aspects of photography in that time, Medical, PR, Technical, Air Photography et all, (there was no specialisation in the Forces), in this country, the Far East and Sicily.

Since then I have worked for Agfa, Rank Xerox and Kodak and whereas I do not work in a photographic envireonment now, it never really leaves you and I find that whenever and whatever I do with a camera instinct seems to take over.

Unlike my erstwhile (civilian) colleagues, I wont be hard to spot I think, Im the one in (sort of) uniform with the (old) cameras around my neck, ... just say 'Hi', I dont bite :)

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Hi everyone

As I have never been one for self publicity I will find posting this very difficult.

My name is Nick Halling and I have been photographing as a hobby for more years than I can remember. My day job is Software packaging and other IT administration on our network at South East Essex College.

I am currently a member of Benfleet Camera Club and hold the position of Competition Secretary.

I became interested in photographing reenactments at the Seven Valley Railway of which I am a member. This dates back to their first ever 40s weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the end of the war.

I created my website a few years ago just to showcase some of my recent club work but it has grown into a labour of love. It keeps me busy nearly every evening putting pictures on from the weekends events or training days.

Up until a few years ago I mainly photographed the 1940’s dressed civvies until I met Jeremy and Mick from the 514th at the Victory show. Last year they invited me to join their fantastic group and my wife Barbara, who works on the Clubmobile, and I have been camping with them at various shows this year disguised as a large stack of K rations.

Over the last year or so I have been privileged to have been invited to accompany and photograph some of the best reenacting groups in the country. These include Dave’s Screaming Eagles, George’s 29th, Dale’s Normandy 44 and Victor’s AIM group.

Through photography and reenacting it is a great pleasure to have made so many friends, met so many people and have so much fun.

As most of you are already aware you are always welcome to have any picture from my website just by asking. You always know where to find me as I will be around the Clubmobile drinking tea and stuffing doughnuts with the rest of the lads & lasses.

Finally can I pay tribute to all the Axis reenacting Groups, SBG,. AFRA, Tiger One and everyone I have not mentioned for their great contribution to all our shows and their friendliness to everybody.


Nick Halling.
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Hey... My CV sounds like I'm looking for work...MMmhhhh :? I am!!!..LOL!

Did I say I did my first reenactment battle as a GI in Margam Park in 1979.... :oops:

Nick, do you have a pic of me from Coam (with Manny)?... Cheers Bud!

Best.. OD

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Cheers Bud....Don't have Many (if any) recent stuff... :wink: :D :D :D

Thanks, appreciate this...

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I doubt many of you will run across me at any events in England, but to remove any doubts...

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Who am I
My name is Rick van Nooij, born in 1977 in the Netherlands. Graduated as Bachelor in Software Engineering. Now I work for a company that developes and builds Gambling Machines.
My Photography hobby started in 2002 with a simple digital camera. And did not get into vintage cameras until 2005 thanks to Smudger here on the forum.
Since then I've been striving to improve the style and quality of the pictures I shoot.

What do I do at events
Like correspondent, if I'm sporting a camera, Im probably be wearing a uniform and a vintage camera.
I only shoot photos for my website which has no other goal then to promote re-enactment (like mentioned by others if you find a photo of you that you'd rather see removed, feel free to contact me), my friends, familie and some of the other hobbies I entertain.
If I'm not carrying a camera, You'll most likely find me dressed up as a 2nd Armored - 17th Combat Engineer or stuck with my head in a jeep.

If any of you are going to Bastogne this december, chances are you'll run into me.

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My names Adrian Brown, Adi to my friends.

I'm a hobbyist photographer who has only got back into photography in a big way again in the past few years. I used to own a SLR when I was a teenager, but thats a distant memory now!

I've only started re-enactment photography in the last year, my other interests are landscapes and macro (you might see me at some events chasing butterflies!). I've still got a lot to learn about photography in this environment, and I don't consider myself that good (not compared to some of the more experianced photographers we have amoungst us ;) ), but I get some pleasing pics and some nice reactions to bolster my ego once in a while :).

I'm part of the Royal Norfolks, and operate as their photographer. I'm a "reluctant" re-enactor, in that I don't wish to do all the marching up and down and shooting at each other, my primary objective is to get some good shots. So I'm happy to throw on a uniform if it allows me to "blend in" (as much as you can with a modern SLR!) and get to places I wouldn't normally be able as an ordinary punter.

You'll find links to my Galleries in my sig, please have a browse. Feedback is always appreciated ;)

I don't have many photo's of myself, prefering to be behind the lens rather in front. Here's the best one I have though, taken at a xmas party :P

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My name is Mark Barnes, aged 48, from Westcliff On Sea, Essex. I am a freelance photographer and writer for Classic Military Vehicle magazine, I do commissions for the office furniture business and other odd jobs. I supply travel and general stock photographs to a major newspaper group (who've stopped paying!). I have been attending MV events since 1998 and have been doing my share of the website pix for the War and Peace show for two years. I can usually be seen wearing shorts showing my horrible legs and wearing a battered brown fedora hat. A bit like Indiana Jones' ugly brother.

I am a moderator on another forum and am passionate about military history, photography and trying to maintain a rusty VW Iltis. For my sins I am an honorary member of Rolling Thunder, but do not do any re-enacting myself. They will probably cancel my membership now I've embarrassed them in public.

I am interested in all periods of military history - but WW1 is my major love. I do a lot of battlefield touring and am gearing up to taking parties over myself.

I strongly believe in free speech and the right of people to enjoy what is to me a bit of harmless eccentricity. I think the twin hobbies of military vehicles and re-enactments face threats from all kinds of people who want to spoil our fun and am prepared to defend it the best way I can.

cheers,

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Hi, I'm David Bowlas mainly photographing events attended by Forever Forties and WW2Historical groups, pictures can be seen on
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and picassaweb.google.com/davidbowlas

Most recent ones on the picassaweb site are from pickering with loads of snaps from the parade.

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Hi Ade Pitman / Fatbear

I don`t do many re-enactment events, but regularly cover Beltring for a couple of UK based modelling magazines.

I`ve a day-job, and photography is a hobby. With groups ( such as the 82AB guys last year) I try to get a CD of the shots out in the post as a thankyou for helping out.

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Hello! :D

Dave Jackson here. I manly shoot 1950's styles but would also like to start doing WWII / 40's stuff as well.

I have a profile at http://www.modelmayhem.com/647334 please have a look. I'm not pro (its my hobby) and generally only shoot time for CD.

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