Markel recently photographed me for my professional marketing images. I contacted him via LinkedIn and the process of hiring him and booking a date was super easy. He was quick to respond and professional in his responses. He understood the brief and made suggestions. He arrived early (a big deal to me) and immediately set up so we could maximise the available time. He made me feel relaxed and comfortable from the offset which made the whole experience much more pleasurable than I had anticipated (I was nervous beforehand). He edited and sent me the images in record time and I was thrilled with the results. I requested a few minor amendments to a couple of images and he did them happily. I can't recommend him enough.
I worked with Markel who was passionate about photography and making a difference at the same time. We worked together on the same project as he was the photographer at a TEDx Talk where I was a speaker and I was impressed by his photos and have he captured what we did on the day.
Markel has a passion for photography and social action which I picked up from the discussions we had off camera, so he is also a photographer with a heart for people.
Neil Jinks FCICM IRRV – Director, Realty Law, President, IRRV West Midlands, Honorary Consultant, FPRA, Debt Recovery/ Enforcement Specialist. /
I have no hesitation in recommending Markel as an events photographer. It was an absolute pleasure to work with him on the IRRV West Midlands Association Dinner 2018, which I hosted as President. He is very personable, with great communication skills, very well organised and punctual. Ultimately, he takes great pictures and goes the extra mile, adding value to enhance the final images to deliver great results. The feedback from our members and guests has been very positive and I am sure Markel will be invited back again next year.
Markel formed part of the TEDxBCU team whereby he provided his photographic services both within the lead-up to the event and the event itself. Markel was a true professional in how he approached this role, as he captured the essence of the speakers, the volunteers and the audience in what was an awe inspiring event. Markel provided his services in a truly philanthropic manner and this was very much appreciated by all concerned.
Markel was a joy to work with on the Ted Talks Birmingham City University project, he has lovely energy, and he took many flattering candid photographs that captured the excitement of the event.
He was very mindful of the speakers preparing for the event when taking pictures and he captured all the moments before the event while being respectful of the Technical team in rehaersal.
The pictures where outstanding quality and I will hire Markel to be a photographer and Videographer for my events company.
Looking forward to working with you again.
Markel’s photos are vibrant and well taken. He pays attention to detail and represents both the subject of the photo and the craft well. He is a good person to work with and acts professional all the time.
Markel captured the true spirit of TED talks at their inaugural event in his photos. He was unobtrusive yet right at the centre of each special part of the event, catching the moment forever on film. It's such an incredibly important role to play and such an important part of any marketing or promotion for future events, and Markel was a true expert. I love his work and he is wonderful to deal with too. Extremely personable, he just became everyone's friend. I'm definitely going to ask him to cover some of my events, highly recommended.
Sally Eaves – Emergent Technology CTO Global Strategy Advisor at Blockchain Artificial Intelligence FinTech /
Markel is a richly talented events photographer and videographer - he is highly committed, makes everyone feel at ease and the resulting shots are of the highest quality. I have no hesitation in recommending.