Here are some images shot for Shepherd Neame’s first own branded cider, Orchard View. This is produced by Aspall cider makers in Suffolk. We were invited to shoot the product in the the historic Aspall facility where they house the original apple pressing machinery which are centuries old. These sit alongside their state of the art processing and bottling facilities on the site. We were fortunate to have good weather and sunshine burning through the old barn windows to create a warm nostalgic feel to the shots. Of course if there had been no sun I would have made some for myself!!
Christmas usually comes in the summer as well as the winter for the likes of us photographers. I am very proud of my 12 year working relationship with AA and very happy to have worked on another Christmas campaign with them. We shot their Christmas range in the studio but also headed out to a location house to shoot some lifestyle scenarios for them. Here is a selection of those shots. Lovely rich colours really embrace the warmth of Christmas and the luxury of the brand. Beautiful styling by Ali Moloney as always.
IMAS are a financial management firm based in the City of London. As part of their new corporate ID and website I was asked to their offices to shoot images of their Partners and consultants, individual and group portraits. Although their boardroom was only on the sixth floor it had astonishing panoramic views of many of the iconic buildings in the city and beautiful natural light even though we were a stones throw from the ‘Walky Talky’. We had a day there so were able to produce a good selection of images for them from formal portraits to some more natural fly on the wall images.
These shots of organic foods forms part of a personal project destined for Caia Image photo library. I enjoy the freedom of shooting stock as I can shoot entirely on my own terms and indulge my own creative impulses. These were shot using natural daylight in my dining room, leaving the studio space clear to prioritise client commissions as and when they book in.
More Croft homeware for John Lewis. This is their classic timeless lifestyle range. Glassware is always a challenge but this presented particular challenges due to the fact that the subtle ribbing needed to be an obvious key feature of the glass. In addition the green of the background needs to be ‘brushed’ through the clear glass to appear realistically. With only a limited colour pallet in the paper backdrop ranges we need to shoot on a neutral off-white backdrop and introduce the colour in post production. A good example of how lighting in camera and retouching needs to work hand in hand to achieve the required result. Retouching by Mike at Rabbit Retouching