M a x o p e r a n d i  

“HOW CAN YOU DEPEND ON YOUR EYES IF YOUR IMAGINATION IS OUT OF FOCUS” – Mark Twain

Welcome to Maxoperandi's official website... here you will see a small selection of his "NuVintage Nudes"!  Over the past three years his website on redbubble.com has attracted over 4 million views and quite a few sales! He has made many friends worldwide through this site and his works have been published in magazines and exhibitions in many countries. These are just a small selection of his most viewed works worldwide. Please feel free to make comments on his work, which will be gratefully received....Enjoy!

So who is Maxoperandi?

Born in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, on the border of Wales. Maxoperandi has spent a lifetime doing what he loves in Art, Design and Photography. He attended what was then Leicester Polytechnic and gained a degree in Graphic Design and Photography in the late 1970s. Max initially worked in London for Agencies and Design Groups, his photography training proved a great asset working as an Art Director.

In the early 1980 Max set up an Advertising and Design Agency in Derbyshire...this was before the days of the digital revolution (Drawing boards, Magic Markers and Grant enlargers) ...but he relented in 1987 and bought his first Apple Macintosh Classic. This revolutionised the way in which the industry worked. Max embraced this new technology and was eventually invited to work in South Africa by The Apple Computer Franchise. He was involved in the early promotion and demonstration of Adobe Photoshop, Aldus Freehand and Quark Xpress. Max returned to London in the mid-nineties and worked freelance for various agencies as a Designer and Photographer.

In his "Day Job" his studio covers all aspects of photography, Commercial, Fashion, Portfolios, Event and recently he has invested in the latest 360 degree product photography which is proving a great asset to the business.

Max has always been interested in the Art of Studio Lighting, and especially lighting the nude form. This was recently recognised by the Royal Photographic Society where he gave a day's lecture in Cambridge on "Lighting the Nude". Max is now helping other Photographers by teaching lighting at his studio and on locations in Northamptonshire.

Max has worked with most of the professional Art Nude Models in the UK... this culminating in a 3 day shoot with 4 models for a Communication Exhibition in the Isle of Man for a Satellite company. He has photographed the Milestones TT Calendar with Rachael Clegg for the Isle of Man. He has also recently worked on the second 2017 Calendar for the Nurburgring in Germany. He influences have been the great Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, George Hurrell, Herb Ritts and latterly John Swannell.

He is also setting up a series of lighting lectures this year for up to 3 delegates at his studios in Northamptonshire and for up to 6 delegates at a large country house with a new renaissance ballroom which has perfect natural light. 

Max  (or Grumps) has 4 beautiful grandchildren and is happily married to his long suffering wife Kathy...who is a great supporter of his work.




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