M.use

It's really great having my own pre-raphelite, red-haired muse to have on hand at all times for an impromptu shoot. My partner Nic, who is also an actor, is amazingly patient every time I get an idea for a shoot. The other week I wanted to experiment with an idea based on 1940s starlets which of course turned into a shoot based on the great Alexander McQueen's Highland Rape show, mixed with Elizabethan opulence. 

This is one of the images from the shoot; the latter part of it obviously...

My very own Elizabeth Siddal, Nic.

My very own Elizabeth Siddal, Nic.


I went for a very strong Rembrandt lighting set up to add drama, which I wouldn't usually use with a female model but for this concept it worked really well. I love this image, it's very Elizabeth I as well as the obvious McQueen feel and I really enjoy doing fine art portraiture.

There's a few more images from this shoot to come, and I'll be posting them over the next week, all very different but all really great. Once again, it's great to have such an amazing model on hand who doesn't mind indulging my photographic whims every now and then!

Do get in touch if you'd like to arrange any kind of shoot, be it headshot of something a bit more conceptual like this. And keep an eye out for the other pictures from the shoot coming up.

Have a great weekend everyone,


Cheers,


P.Fysh.


S.tudio

Hi there everyone,

It's been a busy few weeks with lots of shoots and exciting bookings coming up. I was also fortunate enough to model for the amazing Henrik Sorensen for a shoot he was doing for Getty Images. It was an amazing experience and incredibly inspirational, I can't wait for the photos to be released.

To keep up with the demand for shoots, I've installed a studio in our home; usually I shoot outside with natural light, but as the days draw in it's great to be able to carry on shooting indoors to get a wider range. I've got a 3 light set-up with background rollers and it's perfect for head shots and portraiture work. The best thing is that I can completely control the lighting, and I've been experimenting with some more stylised and couture shoots. All in all, it's perfect and means that I can really expand my work. Here are some shots from a shoot I did with the always wonderful Nic that show the set up I'm using.

Nic in the new studio

Nic in the new studio

The 3-light set up I'm using, they're only 180w lights but have the perfect output for me.

The 3-light set up I'm using, they're only 180w lights but have the perfect output for me.

So if you're looking for new Headshots, a fine art portrait or something a bit more creative then do get in touch, my calendar is filling up over the festive season but I've usually got the odd day free. Also one of the main benefits of having the studio at home means that there's always tea and coffee and usually a cake or two!

Have a great weekend everyone.

Cheers,

P.Fysh

L.eica

Hi everyone,


Hope you're all having a good week; as promised I've got lots of news to share and something a bit different today. I've recently been playing with my dad's Leica M3, which my Granddad bought when the single stroke was released.

The camera has been all over the world but got a bit forgotten about until recently. It's been amazing getting to know the camera, I started out in the world of photography with black and white film and it's nice to go back to that format. Getting used to a rangefinder has actually been a lot easier than I thought it would be, and being forced to think about each shot and its aperture and shutter settings has been a lot of fun. 

The Leica M3

The Leica M3

The M3 is amazing to use, to think that it was built all those years ago it still shoots perfectly and it just works...

There's a lot of hype about how incredible using a Leica is and to be honest I hadn't really subscribed to that view until I actually got to use one. I really urge you if possible to give one a go, there's something quite magical about it.

I'm going to start using it alongside my portrait sessions, taking a few shots on the Leica and seeing how they turn out. I think it'll be great to change up my formats and keep my thinking as fresh as possible, so look out for a Leica shot posted every now and then! 

I hope you have a great week and as usual get in touch if you'd like to arrange a shoot with me, especially if it involves a Leica!

Cheers,


P.Fysh

P.ublicity

Hi everyone, sorry for the absence of late, I've been kept pretty busy by shoots and haven't had a chance to update the blog recently, however it does mean that I've got lots of news to share, which I'll be telling you about over the next few days.

I've done a lot of publicity material for The Twins Macabre in the past and as Halloween has been and gone they've had a lot of attention from the press recently. This is great not only for them but it's also meant that my images have been used to publicise them. Here are some photos of my work in Time Out Magazine and The Stage.

The Twins in Time Out Magazine.

The Twins in Time Out Magazine.

And in The Stage.

And in The Stage.

I'm really happy to have my work yet again in print and really happy for the Twins to be featured in such great magazines.

There'll be more news very soon (promise) but for now have a great weekend and get in touch if you're after any of my services!

Cheers,

 

P.Fysh

C.aroline

I recently had the pleasure of having a headshot session with the incredibly talented and genuinely lovely Caroline Hall. She was after some new headshots and wanted to keep them very natural and soft, whilst showing quite a wide range of different casting looks. Caroline has a wonderfully emotive face and I think the images she chose from the session have a great depth to them. I'll put a few of the results on the H.eadshot page of my site for you to have a look through. Make sure to remember her name and immediately book anything she's involved in, she's a brilliantly talented actor. 
As is often the case during sessions, there's an unintended shot that turns out to be a wonderful image. This shot of Caroline with her eyes closed reminded me of the photos of the surrealists so I tried to give it a look of a wet plate photo. The more I look at it, the more I love the picture.

If you'd like to book a session for headshots or even for surrealist experiments then do drop me a line, I'd love to hear from you.

Have a great week.

Cheers,

 

P.Fysh

Caroline Hall. Actor and acting surrealist... . 

Caroline Hall. Actor and acting surrealist... . 

P.rint

The issue of Professional Jeweller with the shoot I did has come out. I'm really happy at how the images look in print and it's great having the images physically in front of you. The client was very happy and they've said that there's been a lot of attention and admiration of the pictures I took which is wonderful. Hopefully I can do some more work with Professional Jeweller soon and more editorial work. I've put a selection of the images in high-res on the E.ditorial section of the site so have a look through and let me know what you think.

Photo Credit - Sarah Jordan.

Photo Credit - Sarah Jordan.

I've got quite a busy schedule with headshot sessions and portraiture work coming up so if you'd like to book a session, please do get in touch. I'll be posting updates as and when I have a chance so keep a lookout as to what I'm up to.

Have a great week everyone. 

P.Fysh

P.rofessional J.eweller

So that big project I was telling you all about happened last week, it was for Professional Jeweller's September issue and it was a pretty amazing shoot. 

We had six very different looks to get through, each with incredible jewellery to show off. The day went amazingly well, helped to no end by the magazine's editors Sarah Jordan and Kathryn Bishop who knew exactly what pieces to place with others and the amazing Hair and Make up artist Nuriye Sonmez who created some amazing looks.

Here's some sneak peeks from the shoot; when the issue is released I'll be posting the final images up here for you all but until then it's all hush hush. 

                                                   P   rofessional Jeweller                   Nuriye Sonmez

                                                  Professional Jeweller               Nuriye Sonmez

                                              P  rofessional Jeweller                 Nuriye Sonmez

                                             Professional Jeweller               Nuriye Sonmez


This will be my first time in print (as a photographer not a model, though I actually modelled the men's pieces for the shoot as well) and I can't wait to see my work in their issue. I love working in the studio and am always up for doing fashion and studio work, if you've got a project or an idea you'd like me to get involved with then get in touch.


Go over to Professional Jeweller to see the great things that they do (and keep an eye out for the issue) and definitely check out Nuriye Sonmez to see her amazing work.

I'll keep you posted as to when the issue is released but until then, have a great week.

Cheers,

P.Fysh

M.acabre

After many an hour trying to work out the best way to do it, I've finished the poster and flyer design for The Twins Macabre's Edinburgh Fringe show. We had the shoot a while back and it was a bit of a challenge as the concept involved capturing very defined shadows. I'm really happy with the end result, it manages to be a very clean image whilst still being creepy and funny. Hopefully it'll stand out amongst the thousands of other designs up there. Have a look at them and let me know what you think.

twins edinburgh flyer front final online.jpg


I really enjoy design work, if you or anyone you know is in need of a show poster or flyer, or an invite or anything else then please do get in touch, I'm always up for something new.

Have a great day and I'll keep you posted with some pretty exciting projects coming up soon.

P.Fysh 

S.tephanie

I've just finished editing some of Steph's headshots and fashion shots and I really love how they've come out. I've kept them very fresh and modern and thanks to the wonderful Steph haven't had to do much post-production at all. Hope you all like them and do get in touch if you'd like to book a session. I've got some big projects coming up that I can't wait to get stuck into. so keep an eye out for those.

Have a great day everyone.

P.Fysh

T.wins

Yesterday was spent in the studio with the terrifyingly talented Twins Macabre shooting for their Edinburgh Fringe poster and flyer. I've done a lot of work with them and I absolutely love shooting with them, they're such strong characters and really bring everything to the shoot. 

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It's a bit of a tricky concept for the poster but I'm looking forward to seeing it all. It should turn out to be a really strong image, the important thing with the Twins is to get a good balance of horror and humour. Their shows are absolutely hilarious, I thoroughly recommend going to see them any time you can. 

In other n.ews, I've had lots of bookings come through recently which is brilliant, really looking forward to getting stuck into it all.

Have a great and scorching weekend everyone, I'll keep you posted with everything.

P.Fysh

S.teph

I'm out today in Victoria Park shooting with the incredibly talented Stephanie McConville, who's just come off the national tour of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. I saw her playing the lead and was absolutely blown away, I'm pretty sure I'm going to see her in the West End very soon! 

I'm really looking forward to this shoot, it's a lovely day and I've got a lovely subject. I'll be posting some of the results up soon, I can't wait to see them!

Have a lovely Tuesday, 

P.Fysh. 

W.elcome

to P.Fysh Photography. I hope you enjoy my work. Do feel free to leave any comments or leave a message if you would like to arrange a shoot or simply get in touch. I'll be using this N.ews page to tell stories of shoots, of my life and career as well as upcoming work so do keep coming back.

Cheers, P.Fysh.