3 actors/male models visited the studio in the last couple of months and we produced some exciting character and costume shoots – ‘The Bard’ as a medieval knight, Tyler as a Tommy Shelby style gangster and Darren as a 40s film noir sleuth. Actor headshots and costume shoots with our many props and accessories are always available at our studio near Manchester Airport, please contact to make a booking.
Mark got in contact to expand his portfolio with some new fitness shots with a twist – again using some of the amazing array of the studio’s costume, props and make-up. We provided blood, sweat and tears as well as smoke for him to spice up his port.
Budding actor Ross got in touch to arrange a character and costume shoot. After some discussion we settled on the idea of using the props in the studio to improvise a steam punk stage set and compliment it with a combination of way-out costume accessories. Harnessing Ross’s acting skills, some coloured gels, backlighting and stage smoke we achieved a really atmospheric set of images.
Up-and-coming model, Callum, already signed with Maverick models in Manchester, wanted more images to diversify his port, so we worked on some fashion shots, formalwear, fitness and some more casual outdoor images.
Having worked with male model Brenden previously, he suggested we did a duo shoot with his partner Emily to include fitness, casual and fashion shots for both of them. We managed to cover an amazing wide range of styles in a short space of time resulting in a great variety of shots for all our portfolios.
I arranged a shoot with up and coming model and actor Matthew for a ‘Peaky Blinders’ themed shoot complete with retro costume and a specially constructed studio set to experiment with lighting and gels. We also managed to fit a few formalwear shots into the session.
Mervyn got in contact to arrange a shoot to build his portfolio. Our studio session was very productive and we produced some dark and atmospheric character shots with low key lighting and a few of the many props available in the studio.
Amy got in contact to book a shoot for fitness and publicity images for her personal fitness blog. We choose Salford Quays for our location and met to shoot there on a freezing morning when the temperature didn’t exceed 1 Deg C! Amy bravely posed in the cold for over an hour and the Quays provided a dramatic backdrop. Follow Amy on Instagram: @amyferriss and visit her website:- https://icanandiwilldotwebsite.wordpress.com
Damien booked a shoot to add more variety to his fitness portfolio. We shot a variety of themes, from standard fitness portraits to low-key atmosphere images. JBDI-photography can provide personal trainer, bodybuilders and fitness competitors with a full range of portfolio options from studio sessions to outdoor location shoots.
Beau dropped by the studio to shoot some fashion images, in particularly an idea of mine to create a ‘hommage’ to the iconic Jean Paul Gaultier advert! We covered a wide range of male fashion scenarios to include a white tuxedo, a holiday theme and some male portrait images
Cameron contacted JBDI-photography to book a shoot to start his modelling portfolio. He’s a new model but has loads of potential and we got a great variety of shots from fashion through portrait to fitness.
Up and coming actor Louis visited the studio to update his actor headshots and to start a portfolio with a view to getting more bookings as a male model. We manages to cover a wide range of styles and poses in a relatively short space of time.
Recently graduated from the Musical Theatre course at the Arden School of Theatre in Manchester, Edd booked a shoot to build his portfolio of acting headshots and modelling images. We managed to cover a broad range of styles in a relatively short time – including a homage to Steed of the Avengers!
Diversity Travel engaged JBDI-photography to provide headshots for staff at its office in central Manchester for business and email profiles. A long day’s shoot produced more than 250 images to sort and edit and another day of headshots is planned!
Newly graduated actor and dancer, Jonathan Hands, contacted me to arrange headshots for his portfolio. We covered a range of styles to give agents and potential bookers an idea of the range of his talents!
Actress and model Emma wanted to update her portfolio after a few years away from the industry. We started with some traditional actor headshots and then got some great fashion shots with aid of the studio hair blower!
JBDI-photography was booked to visit the offices of IRG Executive Search to provide the staff with high quality commercial headshots for their webpage and for professional networking sites such as Facebook and
As part of a Fuji workshop working with Matthew Maddock, I was able to shoot with Manchester -based Zoe with my new Fuji X 1 Pro and a selection of Fuji lenses. The shoot took place in the Royal Exchange Theatre and in some outdoor locations around Manchester city centre.
JBDI Photography was contacted by TradeOnly to provide a complete set of business headshots for staff at its Middleton and Sheffield offices. The task was completed during 2 days in November spent at their offices.
JBDI-photography was commissioned to take a series of photos for a proposed Channel 4 documentary about up-and-coming JD Jack aka ‘Liquid Authority’. The shoot took place at a tattoo parlour in Altrincham where Jack has a basement studio.