Michael Rolt is a fine art photographer who has made his name with breathtaking landscapes and stunning fashion photography, and is now offering intimate portraits to private clients.
London, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/11/2015 -- In the age of the DSLR, anyone can buy a camera and call themselves a photographer. Standardised studio shooting environments, bland lighting set ups and generic rented backdrops all have a detrimental effect on the end product, because the image is shaped by the person behind the camera and their relationship to the person in front of it, not by the technology alone. Michael Rolt has sharpened his perspective through years of film work, fashion and music photography, and is now offering images with personality to private clients.
Be it shooting in a music studio or someone's home, Michael Rolt Photography likes to ensure that the subject is in their natural environment, or scouting for a suitable nearby location that creates a fun, relaxed shoot.
Shooting in variable conditions in unknown locations often requires natural light instead of portable studio light-boxes. This requires an excellent knowledge of how light actually works- expertise Michael earned through his background in film and his formal training.
Examples of Michael's intimate portrait work can be seen on his website alongside work he has done for musical luminaries like The Who and King Charles. Despite having worked with rock bands, Michael is just as happy shooting families and businessmen.
Michael himself explained, "Portrait shoots are enjoyable when there is connection between yourself and the subject, regardless of their background or fame. Even confident and successful professionals often find the direct scrutiny of a photoshoot very hard to process and are unable relax and be themselves, which is when a photograph is most powerful. My work aims to make the subject feel at one with their domain, the light, the camera and therefore the person looking at the finished photograph. Shooting families and children is a privilege because I am capturing a moment in time and a bond between loved ones."
About Michael Rolt
Michael Rolt has been taking photographs since his early childhood. He has exhibited twice including his first solo show earlier in the year to some acclaim. His collections explore a variety of ideas, from the Pictorialist movement of the late 19th Century to the socio-economic conditions in modern South Africa. He also works with the moving image, earning a Masters degree in Film Production and training as a colourist and editor for several years.
For more information please visit: http://www.michaelroltphotography.com
Michael Rolt Ltd
24 Lammas Park Road, W5 5JB.