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Simon Blackley, photographer
 
 

I make photographs of people

I shoot conferences and parties, portraits and performances. My style is informal and authentic. For portrait work, I love using the day-to-day environments of my clients and subjects, but I also have my own comfortable, well-equipped studio in Ixelles. I use professional Nikon cameras and lenses. I produce images that show people at their best, whether for websites, portfolios, books or framed prints. I speak English and French. I am based in Brussels but am willing to travel.

FAQs

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
I charge €100 per hour of shooting plus travel expenses, inclusive of VAT. The fee includes processing and delivery of high-resolution digital files.

WHERE IS YOUR STUDIO?
In Ixelles/Elsene.

HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL I GET?
This depends on many different factors, but I typically deliver between 30 and 50 images per hour of shooting.

HOW CAN I BE SURE THE PHOTOS WILL BE WHAT I WANTED?
I will put a small sample of the images on a password-protected page of this site so that you can assess the quality before you pay my invoice. I will deliver all the images as soon as I receive your payment.

CAN YOU DELIVER PRINTED PHOTOGRAPHS?
I have good contacts with professional printers, and can arrange the production of framed or unframed prints, posters or albums to your specifications.

About me

I was born in London. I have also lived in Scotland, Yorkshire and, since 2004, Brussels.

Around 1962, when I was eight, I was given a Kodak Brownie 127. I don't know what happened to my photos from that period, but I remember the pleasure of taking them and the magical moment when I collected the prints. 

At university, a friend taught me to develop and print black and white photos. In the darkroom, her fingers guided mine to wind the unexposed film onto the reel of the development tank.

I have worked in a bookshop, a whisky distillery, a bakery and, for the last 20 years, a communication agency. But I have always taken photographs.

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