This is a reference post that contains several lists of contacts for all types of creatives that you might need for your next photoshoot.
There are contacts for each of the following; makeup artists, hair stylists, designers & stylists plus there is also a growing list of studios and locations too.
The lists are linked to a Google Doc so that I can update it as and when I receive new info on either updates or additional contacts that would like to be included. I haven't shared any info here that can't be readily found elsewhere on the web so although I have been provided with emails and phone numbers I have omitted them here. If you would like to contact any of these creatives then please do so via the links that they have provided.
Note: I am a London U.K based photographer so although there are a few international studios and contacts included here, the majority of them are U.K. based.
Special thanks to both Jaye Yip and Kim Watson who kindly shared a ton of their own contacts for these lists too.
Lastly, although I wanted to include cinematographers as well, I didn't have enough contacts to make a specific list. If you're a photographer looking for a behind the scenes video or something more epic, I can personally recommend Bradley Dixon of Chewy Media and Richard Wakefield of FXMedia. I have worked with them both personally and they come highly recommended.
Designers & Stylists
Studios & Locations
If you would like to be included in any of these lists then by all means leave a comment down below including your Name, Profession and Website/Facebook/Instagram and I will add you.
If you already appear on this and would like to update, amend or include some details, then let me know in the comments below and I will make the necessary changes.
Lastly, if you're on this list and you would like to be removed then don't hesitate to let me know and I will do so immediately.
I hope you find some useful contacts on here and like I mentioned at the start, I intend to update these lists as and when I work with new creatives and new contacts are shared with me. If you're U.K. based then I would also recommend using a site called PurplePort. On there you can select your preferred creative medium and also search for ones locally to you using their location search which is very useful if you're shooting in a part of the U.K. you're not familiar with. In the U.S. I'm not aware of an equal service but I know Model Mayhem is still trying to include location info but it is very hit-and-miss.
If you have any questions regarding any of this then of course let me know and good luck organising your next shoot :)