Not long ago everyone was seeking a professional Headshot, a simple, clean, generic headshot against a white background that looks exactly like any other headshot out there. This seemed to be the standard, there was less diversity and us photographers would make good money from producing cookie-cutter corporate portraits for companies. Role forward few years and things have moved on: companies and individuals are now looking to stand out, be personal and show a unique human face. This evolution is definitely an improvement and represents a larger evolution in the workplace and our expectation to fulfil our talents at work. For example, we recently spent a day working with a large multinational healthcare brand. Their approach was personality driven and people orientated. They commissioned videos and photography portraying their key staff as unique, approachable individuals in the setting of their workspace while embodying the ethos of the company and strengthening…
These days content is king and many professionals are seeking a good corporate portrait to help them promote their brand. The most common route is a headshot on a white background. These photos are usually taken in a studio or a portable studio. I do many of these and they are always nice and predictable. Because the light is controlled it can be replicated and can have a flattering effect. If your personal profile plays a key role in the brand perception, it’s also worth considering a more editorial approach to the photography. Photos on location, preferably with natural daylight, tend to stand out and engage the viewer. If you photo is good, there is better chances that it will be featured when sending out press releases. These two business portraits were taken on location in north London. Though we used a white background the use of natural daylight gives a flattering and appealing look…
We had a great time shooting these couple portraits in London. Starting from the London Eye and continuing to lesser known gems.Scheduling an early morning start meant having the best light and relatively empty streets. The effort paid off as London looked like a location in Italy or Spain in some of these shots. Few cities have as many parks as London and these make great locations for photography. If you’re interested in couple or individual portraits in the London area, get in touch to discuss ideas, locations and costs.
Portrait photography in Hampstead
The photography brief was: Keep it personal and unique. The business: Music therapy in Hampstead North London. The idea of welcoming clients into an honest, creative environment was translated into these photos. I like the fact that they are different from most business shots and reveal a lot about the sitters.
Once again I get to meet and work with some lovely people. Walking around Islington on a Summer afternoon (I miss summer…) finding hidden niches for the photos and talking about life. The canal near Angel is always an inspiring place to take photos, this little passage doesn’t seem like an obvious shot location to most people but the textured bricks and soft light make the shot.The afternoon sun reflected from two windows on the wall. Some things you can’t plan and shooting outside often presents interesting surprises.It’s interesting how taking the colours out of a photo can add so much, less is more as the saying goes. If you’re interested in couple portraits or any type of photography give me a call 020 7183 8904 or drop me a line
I photographed Vicky and Chloe for their blog in Holland Park. They had a lot of ideas and we exchanged several emails with references as well as talking and discussing ideas. There’s always a question of where to shoot as the process of transforming ideas into production takes place. What I love about photography is that you get more than what you planned and new ideas you never originally thought of present themselves.
This sofa shot was one of Vicky and Chloe’s ideas and it took some time to get right, but once it was right they both looked stunning! Jumping shots are not easy to pull with high heels (so I am told) But it’s was easy for this power duo, who are also happen to be very good at yoga
I hope you’ve enjoyed these photographs. If you would like to discuss any upcoming…
John approached me to take portraits for various platforms, including his company website www.abune.org, where he works as a mediator. We discussed some ideas over the phone and decided to create images that show his personality and are not your average business headshots. The session was split between his home and my studio, where we took some portraits with elaborate lighting. John loves his music, as do I, and it was great to chat and learn about new artists. We wanted to capture his connection with music in a photo.