Image by Eugene Struthers
Marla Pandora said...
I worked with Eugene when I held a studio day in Creative Studio in Blackpool. Eugene was working for his final "Fine Art Nude Photography" assignment so he had some precise instructions. We went through all the poses and lighting he had to do, and we even managed to do a little extra in the end. We only had 2hrs but Eugene works so fast that we actually did a lot! He's also a really friendly guy and very easy to work with. I would be happy to work with him again and would recommend him to anyone.
Thank's Eugene! Marla
To Whom It May Concern
I have known and worked with Eugene Struthers for more than two years now, and I am pleased to offer my opinion about his abilities and his character.
First, he is a perfectionist. In all of my dealings with him, he has insisted upon both giving and receiving the ultimate in forthright, honest communication. There are no halfway measures with this man, no fudge, no misunderstanding. What you hear, what you read, is what you get.
And what you get is a person devoted to his area of photography; as his course tutor and mentor, I have enjoyed many discussions with him about commercial photography, the use, and abuse of studios, the ethics, and morals of photography, the dividing line between eroticism and pornography. In all cases, he has shown a mature and considered approach to the strengths and weaknesses of our craft.
Additionally, he comes across as a mature, thinking person, capable of accepting responsibility, equipped to make a success of the commercial enterprise that he is involved in. His practical experience in the area of rental studios and their uses is invaluable; no theory-based university degree could compete.
His own photography has developed to the high standard demanded of a City & Guilds at Level 4, the highest level that these courses, designed for senior photographers and photographic managers, reach. He was awarded the City & Guilds Level 4 Diploma: Photography & Imaging qualification late last year (2011) after completing a two-hour practical studio assessment examination.
He combines photographic and management skills well with his own site. Which he had run since 2002 - 2013, and which formed a comprehensive resource for those working in that area of photography.
If I were in the position of looking for a working colleague, to take responsibility for a photographic unit or enterprise, I would look no further.
I hope this is helpful to you.
John Bigglestone FRSA
Senior Lecturer, Wiltshire College, Salisbury 1966-1994
The Wharf Studio, Devizes.