Since 2013 I've been working as a freelance photographer specialising in low light, flashless photography. I've done a lot of work in the LGBTQIA community in Bristol. I really love working with performance artists, musicians and club promoters. I enjoy documenting the event, catching all the magic little moments, capturing the mood. I've learned so much along the way from generous photographers, amazing artists and a lot of practice.
During lockdown with an obvious lack of events I've been trying to improve my skills with nature and street photography. The iced over lake and misty days down in one of the local parks has been great for this. The skidding swans and slippery ducks have been my lockdown drag queens.
Some of my clients
Musicians: Emily Breeze (2016 ~ ongoing), John E Vistic (2015 ~ ongoing)
Performance artists: Tom Marshman (2016 ~ ongoing), Liz Clarke (2015 ~ ongoing), David Hoyle (2017 ~ ongoing)
Club nights: Don’t Tell Your Mother (2016 ~ ongoing), Horseplay (2015 ~ ongoing)
Bristol PRIDE (day festival and after party) (2017, 2018, 2019 ~ ongoing),
Beacons, Icons and Dykons (performance artist collective) 2016 ~ ongoing
Mayest (theatre festival) 2018
Andy Council (artist commission for Micro Scooters) 2017
Time To Change (mental health awareness campaign) 2016
With enormous thanks and love to all the performers and people who let me capture them at work and play. Without you I'm just snapping cats!
Like so many photographers I don't like having my own picture taken, so here's an oldish one of me horsing around as a hare.
Please contact me using the form below to talk about your event.
Mark you emails VCP QUERY so it doesn't get lost in a sea of junk.
I'm very happy to talk to you about your budget.
All final images sent to you via WeTransfer. Other methods can be arranged.
TW: SOME ADULT CONTENT.
I am just going through some show pictures that Von took last year. They immediately evoke the excitement and atmosphere of the night, I can almost smell the glitter cannons... Von is everything you'd want from a photographer. She is friendly, efficient, and seems to have an innate understanding of the live event; whatever it might be! I can't recommend her highly enough.
Liz Clarke www.lizclarke.org
Just spent a lovely hour looking through your work. I love it. Makes me want to perform or AT LEAST, go out tonight. Thanks xxxx
Von has photographed a number of our parties. She has always been a joy to work with. She has a great skill in being friendly and laid back to gain the confidence of our performers to be able to really capture the multitude of acts that are usually going on in a night. She has a real eye for detail and an amazing ability to document our parties, often in difficult lighting conditions and a fog of smoke, I hope we can work together again
I was pleased to ask Von to get involved with Time To Talk Day 2016.
I felt she was a perfect fit for the sort of photography we wanted on the day, a combination of laid back, casual capturing the spirit of the day alongside more formal portrait shots of our distinguished guests. With her awareness of the complexities of the project and friendly approach, Von delivered Time to Change an excellent set of photographs that have been widely used in social media campaigns and other organisations.
I look forward to working with her again in the future on many more projects
Lucy Heard http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/
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