Spike Porteous

Photographer, Artist, and Dancer in Germany

Spike Porteous

Photographer, Artist, and Dancer in Germany

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My name is Spike Porteous (Stephen to my mum). I am a British freelance photographer & writer based in Germany. I started my photography career covering sports events on the West coast of Scotland and now spend most of my time traveling around Europe photographing live music events. When I am at home you’ll find me working from my studio located just outside the town of Hameln in Northern Germany.

I hold various house and staff photography positions with music promoters and music publications in Germany, United Kingdom and North America, I also contributes to the Getty images group and various news organisations.

I am also responsible for the Veterans Portrait Project UK. A non-profit photography organisation that records and exhibits portraits of British military veterans across Europe.

You can see more of my work at www.smp-photographs.com - www.angry-banana.de - www.veteransportraitproject.uk

Last year (2018) I decided I needed a complete change. I had a long and fruitful relationship with my Canon gear, not to mention I had invested a lot in financial terms, but times have changed and full frame is no longer a valid reason to stick with the bulk of DSLR equipment.

In January 2019 I finally completed my move to Micro 4/3. I now carry 1 bag containing everything I need instead of having to hire a mule train in order to cover a music festival!!!

Thanks Canon, we had some fun times.......

The Gear:

Panasonic G9

Panasonic GH3

Olympus E-M1 Mark II

Olympus 7-14mm f2.8

Olympus 14-40mm f2.8

Olympus 40-150mm f2.8

Panasonic 25mm f1.4

Canon 50mm f2.8

Samyang 7.5mm f3.5

Sponsored by Manfrotto UK, Elinchrom, The Flash Centre, Photoshelter, Truprint

If you have a problem and no on else can help, maybe you should hire the A-Team!!!!

Email me at studio@smp-photographs.com

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