Normally there is a bit of a hang-over from the holiday period but this September has been the busiest – and most diverse – yet. I’ve got together a quick collection of images from a few of the jobs I’ve covered this month which, I think, illustrates why I love the job of a commercial photographer.
Didcot Power Station
Taken after an evening job for Which? Magazine in Didcot. I wanted a picture of the power station with the sun setting behind but while trekking up a hill saw this amazing vapour trail. Shot in 11 portrait frames I stitched it together in Photoshop.
Minoli – George Street
This was taken to promote the new Minoli Tiles office in London. It is a stylish new showroom/meeting facility and was a pleasure to shoot.
John Lewis – Wasps Rugby promotion
To promote the opening of an extended John Lewis store in High Wycombe three stars of the London Wasps team came down for a bit of pampering. Shot while the store was still open I made use of my best friends – two Elinchrom Quadras with soft boxes. Essential if you want to light in a busy area.
It was good to get back to Frankfurt. I haven’t been to the Motor Show there for 6 years due to clients not exhibiting but it felt like I hadn’t been away. You never forget how enormous it is and how far away all the halls are. Calf muscles still haven’t recovered.
Guinness Trust – Tower Hamlets
A commission to shoot progress on the building of a housing scheme tower block in Bethnal Green. Unfortunately it had to be done on a specific day and it decided to pour down just as I was winched several hundred feet up in a cage. Views were breathtaking but I’d love to go back when the skyline is a bit clearer.
Blenheim Palace Three Day Event
Commissioned to shoot for a company sponsoring one of the fences, I got there early and rattled off some shots for myself. Haven’t photographed horses for a number of years so really enjoyed the experience.
Renault Twin Z at the Design Museum
Evening hosted by Renault and Designer Ross Lovegrove at the Design Museum, London. A bit of a chat, a q&a, the most minimalist canapés I’ve seen and a fantastic car with a perfect backdrop. Not a bad night out.
Nissan Note Boat
Behind the scenes shots of the new Nissan Note being made ready to be rowed down the Olympic Rowing course at Eton Dorney. Not something you see every day. BTW Note is Eton backwards – just so you know…