Photographer John Jobling lives in Northumberland in the North East of England. John has been interested in photography since he was a teenager. Now, that he’s 62 years old, he would say, that his real passion started, when digital photography took off in a big way. John mainly shot Landscapes, Urban Scenes and Street Art. But he also slowly became involved in photographing music gigs and bands in a big way. John shot for a couple of music magazines and the local press on ocassion.
However, John has always been interested in shooting “fashion”, but had no idea how to get started. A fellow photographer, knowing of his interest in tattoo’s and piercings, sent him some images by a local photographer, Chris Harrison, who has a big reputation around the North East of UK and was also featured by Streetfashion MagZZine. To cut a long story short, they got in touch, met up and Chris kindly allowed John, to help him behind the scenes at a model shoot. Chris also gave John some great advice - he still does - and from there John started doing his own shoots.
The North East is lucky in that there is a thriving fashion/glamour pool of people (Photographers, Models, MUA’s etc). John does the bulk of his work TFP, but will commission a model, when he’s after a certain style or look.
John often will work worth with aspiring models or people, who are not models as such, but have always wanted to be in front of a camera. He’s slowly coming to terms with the advantages of working in a studio, but enjoys location shoots as well.
"Professional Hobbyist” is the term, he likes to think of himself. That means, that while this is 100% his hobby and he doesn’t charge for his photoshoots apart from the odd travel costs covered, he always act as a professional would, treating anybody he works with, with respect and ensuring, they are safe at all times. Above all John wants everyone – including himself - involved to enjoy the shoot and have some fun. Of course, hopefully get some great images too! John is very proud of his 43 positive references on PurplePort from the models, he has worked with.