The guy behind the camera.
Ollie & Froggy
credit Lauren Whatling Photography
credit Lauren Whatling Photography
Blackbulb Imagery is an independently owned and operated Newcastle based photographer.
Hi, I'm Kurt and I would like to welcome you to my creativity and inspiration for photography.
My ambition is to capture the grace and elegance of boudoir, the angles and contours of bodyscapes and the beautiful shape, strength, and elegance of performing arts, all showing an artistic flair. Helping to achieve confidence and empowerment for both male and females, irrelevant of their experience or ability to model. With my goal to make a strong impact and to show that anyone can do this.
My overall service and experience is based around providing a comfortable and safe environment for all my clients both male and female. I enjoy coaching and educating my clients to create their best experience and a lasting memory that they can take home with their images.
Outside of my work life, I am a proud Dad of our five-year-old son Ollie and have the unquestionable support from my amazing wife Charlie who recognises my passion and is always there to make my life as easy as possible at home. I enjoy my family time, Charlie and I are both addicted to travel and make sure we get away on holidays when time allows us. Ollie provides me with great opportunities to take “proud dad” photos as my studio guinea pig and travel allows me to dabble in my landscape and urban creativity when I am not in the studio.
Please, have a browse through my galleries, and do not hesitate to contact me if you wish to know more.
Kurt was utterly professional from start to finish. From contacting him to tentatively ask to do a shoot, when I absolutely loved his photos but wasn't sure if I could pull it off myself. He guided me through the process of how each one works and gave me enough confidence to book a shoot. He constantly chatted and arranged to talk before the shoot to make sure we were both comfortable with what I wanted and throughout the whole shoot, to my first nude shoot, made me utterly comfortable, confident and happy. I had so many laughs and had so much fun shooting with Kurt and all whilst he kept the utmost professionalism throughout the whole shoot. Completely recommend to anyone whether it's your first or 100th shoot to book with Kurt for his amazing and inspiring ideas and quality time. Could not recommend enough!
Over the past year I have worked with Kurt numerous times and have always walked away extremely proud of the art we create together. Kurt takes extreme pride in his work and has taught me so much as a model, and friend. Kurt is extremely reliable, professional and his shoots always end up being fun and enjoyable. I felt comfortable from the start working with Kurt and I really look forward to nailing more shoots in the future. Whether you are experienced in front of the camera or completely camera shy, Kurt will provide you with a comfortable and easy-going workspace that will ensure you get some pretty damn awesome pics.
I've done a few shoots with Blackbulb now and cannot recommend them highly enough. I always feel awkward in photos but Kurt is a genius at getting you to relax and knowing how to pose and photograph to get the absolute best out of you. I love my shots from him and plan to do many more shoots in the future!
“I have worked with Blackbulb imagery a few times and every time he’s been both professional and fun to work with. He produces absolutely stunning images and has an amazing creative vision. I’ll definitely be coming back to work together many more times!”
“I had the best experience with Kurt from start to finish, he was professional in all aspects and really ensured I was comfortable and relaxed. I had so much fun during both shoots and was amazed with the images produced. He has an eye for creating pure magic and his talent shines through his work. To say I was amazed with the end product is an understatement. I would recommend him time and time again and look forward to working with him in the future.”
I attended one of Blackbulb's workshops and I must say I was so impressed. Everything from the location, how it was presented down to what we learnt about and the topics covered was perfect. Nothing was left out from controlling light down to etiquette and presentation. The highlight for me was the chance to put into practice what we learnt with a very talented model, receiving feedback as I went. If you have ever looked at Blackbulb Imagery's photos and wished you could learn his secrets this is a great way to do it. I hope to attend another workshop in the future and progress more on what I have learnt.
Kurt's bodyscapes are stunning. What you don't realize is how easy, relaxed and fun it was taking these! A couple of times we had to call for quiet, stop giggling, and arrange my face in a suitably calm posture for the next set of photos. We laughed like monkeys, but the pictures came back and I look like a goddess. I highly recommend Kurt and would work with him again any time.