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Ioannis 

Clapham Photographer

Ioannis Toutoungi London Photographer
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Photography has been a part of my life since young when I received my first camera as a gift. Yes, I know, a classic story for a number of photographers. However, there is a slight twist here turning a passion into solid academic work.  During my younger years, photography became a way of life and thinking, cumulating to a lengthy academic research project where photographs supported ethnographic narratives vividly depicting work and life in desert oil fields. As the years progressed, my commercial horizon broadened capturing colours, shapes, objects, diversity and the hardest of all, people’s multifaceted feelings. Perhaps a famous quote in the world of photography from Don McCullin can describe my photographic sentiments better: “Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures”.

 

I would like to hear back from you and to discuss any products, creative concepts or events you wish photographing. Sometimes people think that a project or idea is too small; not worth exploring and therefore ignore it. Please keep in mind, that for local London clients, a short photoshoot of a product, loved one, pet, item of importance, a personal moment or a short event is very possible.  Remember my motto:   happy me  +  happy you  =  happyphoto.co.uk  

 

- Equipment

The professional cameras used are Sony a7iii and Sony a7ivR with top quality lenses - Sony 24-70GM and Sony 100-400GM. Lights include the Godox V1S, AD400 Pro series triggered by a Godox XProS which are further supported by a Nanglite LED Luxpad 23 and Luxpad 25.

 

- Post processing

All photos are meticulously post processed one-by-one in the latest Adobe Lightroom software giving you a unique, creative style. If you wish, colours and temperature mood can be discussed beforehand. Images are processed in a truthful, honest way capturing those vanishing moments in time.

 

- Smoke and haze

Smoke grenades are Enola Gaye with Safety Approvals (CE tested) and professional haze from Atmosphere Aerosol which is noon-toxic, colourless and odourless specifically formulated for professional photographers. Creative ideas are endless giving your moments an incredible real-life mystic effect.

 

- Health and safety

It is paramount to what we do, and as such, we adhere to the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Section 3 along with risk assessing our projects in line with The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 Section 3. In regards to Covid-19 we follow statutory law such as the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002 Regulations 6 & 7, along with further guidance from the Health and Safety Executive (https://www.hse.gov.uk/coronavirus/index.htm). As professional photographers, we also follow health and safety guidance from the Royal Photographic Society.

 

- Commitment

High quality photography is what we do on the day of the shoot and what we deliver afterwards in terms of images. Furthermore, me and my support team treat others as we want to be treated. In other words, we commit in discretion along with keeping you posted throughout the steps of our project to eliminate any worry from your side. Frequent, friendly communication with regular updates keeps everyone happy.

 

                                                                                                             happy me  +  happy you  =  happyphoto.co.uk