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Rob Portus


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Profession: Conceptual Photographer
Location: Devon , United Kingdom ( LHR )
Home base: UK
URL: http://www.bluetungsten.com
URL: http://www.aeondirectory.com
Email: •••••••• (private)
Languages spoken: English
Organization: Bluetungsten
MSN Messenger: portusrob@hotmail.com
Mobile phone: +447966721039
Home phone: +441364661414
Emergency notes: Contact +447860541071.
Blood type: O Neg
Last login: about 8 years ago
Member since: 29 Apr 2007 04:04


Since graduating in Wildlife Photography BA 2 years ago, Rob has been juggling his passion for travel and his practical skills as a welder with the desire to work as a full-time freelance photographer. He has established a small client base in the UK, undertaking specialist promotional assignments for several companies as well as working in the music industry producing graphic design, gig photography, editorial shots and even the odd music video.
When at home he uses digital Nikon and Bowens lighting, when travelling its gotta be the Mamiya RB67; worth its weight in gold.
He is backed by a small creative co-operative comprising 5 other freelancers called Bluetungsten. The team is well used to working together, covers a wide range of skills and shares a wealth of equipment. This includes the ‘hub’ of the company, a van converted into a mobile studio and shooting platform, which allows the group to use a broad spectrum of lighting gear on potentially any location in the UK and across Europe.
This summer will see Bluetungsten on-tour with Dave Sharp, formerly of ‘The Alarm’ and backed by 2 of Dire Straits, 1 of Oasis and 1 of Wings to name a few. Bluetungsten is co-ordinating all visuals, including website, artwork, promotional shots and set design.
Rob is frequently involved in the independant art scene in the UK, including curating a unique installation gallery for a festival in Devon. When he finds time he produces his own mixed-media art, as well as occasionally delving into prop-design for film and conceptual photography.
Rob’s true passion lies in travel and documentary photography, and is building up his range of images in this field. In the meantime he is developing ideas for filmed documentaries tracing the steps of pioneering explorers, and is always keen to collaborate with creative minds from around the world to make it happen.
In short, he is dedicated to visual production of all forms, and has the practical experience to get the job done whether working alone or as part of a team.



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