My name is Darren and I am a freelance photographer and a teacher. I have been teaching Design Technology to 11-18 year olds for more than twenty years and making photos for much longer. I have a passion for making photos of people, whether that be portraits or fashion editorial style. I love nothing more than to be able to show someone an image of themselves that makes them feel happy and confident. I particularly enjoy working with models, both experienced and inexperienced, to help them refresh and/or build their portfolios. Over the course of my teaching career I have always prided myself on my patience and ability to empathise, and these qualities are just as important when working with people as a photographer, especially if a subject is not confident in front of the camera or has little experience of modelling.