Portrait and Team Photography
Portrait and Team Photography
The Garis Group, based in Newcastle, are a family owned accountancy company, and possible the only accountants we've ever met, who have a sense of humour. They approached us to take some new photographs of the team, with a plan to update the team images on their website.
We suggested that perhaps taking headshots of the team, in the office, may not be the best use of our time together, and with a couple hours together, we shot photographs across the area, taking team members to a memorable location, of their choice. This really helped reinforce the sense of togetherness and family, it relaxed everyone, and make the most of the time together.
We worked with Opus to cover the launch of a new large-format book with the New York Cosmos. Set in one of the world's most luxurious hotels, The Dorchester, London. An announcement that Brazilian soccer legend Pelé and Eric Cantona were attending brought in flocks of press photographers, creating an almighty scrum in front of the signing session.
Capture the event, showing off the luxurious nature of the book, the hotel and the press conversation, for use on the website.
We had awesome access to meet and greet the pair, and had the chance to capture some really beautiful photos. The photographs were achieved by using objects/people as obstacles to achieve that beautiful blur, making you focus on the subject.
Opus created some of the worlds sexiest limited-edition books in the world, for clients that included Manchester United Football Club, MLB, Ferrari, The Michael Jackson Estate, The Saatchi Gallery and many more. As part of our design work with the publisher, we were asked to photograph the books for use in sales and marketing documents, on and offline. The following is a small collection of the giant sized books, and detailed shots to show the beauty of the work.
Wednesday, is hump day! Neither the beginning of a week, when possibilities are infinite, nor the end of the week when you can have a drink, some food, go for an adventure, or spend a lazy weekend catching up with 'stuff'.
This was no ordinary Wednesday. We got up at 5:30am for a run, clocked a slow 5km, I was half asleep! Next up, 20 mins of profuse sweating, followed by a cold shower, more sweating, breakfast, coffee, a gallon of water, and finally more sweating! Work commenced as normal, and I ended up finishing with the obligatory headache.
My wife got home at the usual time, and because our body clocks had been turned upside down, and we weren't doing a run in the evening, we'd cooked and eaten by 5:30pm. We both looked blankly at each other, what do we do now? *Shrug* "I suppose we could watch TV?"
We quickly threw together a bag, mostly weighed down with camera kit, a makeshift tripod (camping chair) and some water.
After a quick drive, we set out on the a bush walk. Down stairs, through dense bush, to a panoramic lookout, but the sun was too high, and bleached most of the images. Temperatures at 7pm were still about 24°C, so I started sweating profusely!
We finished the walk, hopped into the car, cranked on some summer tunes, blasted ourselves with the A/C, and headed down to the beach. Stopping at a couple vantage points to grab more shots. We got to the Gannet colony at the perfect time, to find them shrouded in this golden light, it was amazing, I could have spent hours there. We quickly moved down to the beach to capture the last of the sunset.
I seriously cannot recommend this enough, I can't think of a better way to get over hump dat, all I needed was the waves, a brisk walk, the beach and a warm summer evening with my wife. If you've had a hard day, you'd be almost guaranteed to forget about it.
After 14 months living and working all across New Zealand, having walked 200km in the Rainforests in the Waitakere rainforest, we challenged ourselves to complete the nearly 20km Tongariro Alpine Crossing. A long distance, that was intensified by the stifling heat of the day. The scenery is arrid, brutal and volcanic.
I believe it's one of the only places I've ever been to, that I imagine is a bit like exploring the moon. Craters, rocks, more rocks, with a hint of past volcanic activity.
In England, you dream of an opportunity to travel, normally you hit anywhere with a glimmer of sunshine. But, to get an opportunity to explore New Zealand's South Island, was something I felt was never going to happen. Locations like Milford Sound had been on my bucket list for a long time.
To photograph any part of the Island would be amazing, but we got lucky, and travelled a loop around the Island in a couple weeks. Clocking up over 4000km's. Armed with – a tent, tea, coffee, a camera, batteries, lenses, my wife, some clothes, an esky/chilly bin, and an airer for drying clothes.