WHO WE ARE

  • Ian Munro
    Ian Munro
    aka Large
  • Gerwyn Williams
    Gerwyn Williams
    aka Gez
  • Anthony Crothers
    Anthony Crothers
    aka Ant
  • Steve Deakin
    Steve Deakin
    aka Deaks

WHAT WE CREATE

Ian Munro
aka Large

Growing up in the South Wales Valleys, UK, I never considered studying the arts. Although there had once been some interest in pencil and pastels, I jumped straight into the real world from education.

In 2008, my artistic side sparked during a trip to Nepal and the Himalayas. From there on I enjoyed a spell of photography especially landscapes but, underlying was this was my passion to create images from within. In 2011, I decided to search for studio space and, in 2016, I co-founded Skint Creative Studio.

My fine art, conceptual storytelling style is unique and powerful and my influences are from artists René Magritte and Teun Hocks. I believe that the world today, with all of its technology and mass production, is too fast and disposable.

People often want to just move on to the next bigger and better thing, without stopping by to enjoy the now.

Creative Genius
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Website Design
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Search Engine Optimization
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Photographer
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Nice Person
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Gerwyn Williams
aka Gez
IT Guru
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Website Design
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Search Engine Optimization
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Photographer
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Nice Person
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Anthony Crothers
aka Ant

I am an experienced portrait photographer, specialising in headshots.

I have had an interest in photography from a young age, inspired by my Mum. She was the family ‘photographer’ and it’s from her I get my love of photographing people.

I like to create images using the subtlety of natural light and using the creative possibilities of flash photography; as well as combining both for the best of both worlds. Above all it’s the connection that matters most. Pressing the shutter is the last thing to consider. It matters most that my clients are comfortable and get a great experience, who knows, we may even have a few laughs!

I work out of Skint Creative, a professional studio in Blaina, South Wales and collaborate with the team there. I can also work on location, whether indoors or out, to suit my client’s needs.

When it comes to headshots, what I enjoy most is getting to know each subject as an individual and making sure their personality shines through. Your headshot should be as unique as you are. Your headshot needs to represent the real you

IT Guru
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Website Design
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Search Engine Optimization
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Photographer
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Nice Person
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Steve Deakin
aka Deaks

 

IT Guru
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Website Design
75%
Search Engine Optimization
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Photographer
85%
Nice Person
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