In this day and age we are told it’s all about “The Brand” and being known as a specialist in a particular area.
I’m no different my strength and biggest passion are definitely in capturing people on location .
Does this mean I’ve never been able to shoot anything else ? of course not in fact I used to photograph cars for many years. On the back of this I also got involved very early on into HDR
image based lighting for the rendering of Computer Generated Images for the automotive industry.
I’ve also had clients ask me to captured things that I definitely would not consider my strongest areas or ever promote to be a specialist in such as food.
Obviously I always explain this to the client and if they still want me to do the job and I’m happy I can do a good job I’ll do it. I’m only capable of this because I’ve been around a bit and confident in my craft and knowledge of lighting etc.
Interiors are another genre I have done for many years and still do.
I’ve resisted putting this work on my main website until now due to the concern that it might dilute my specialist areas of Travel & Corporate Lifestyle.
However it’s an area I get asked to shoot a lot and enjoy plus it does have some crossover into the Travel market so I’ve added some of this work as a gallery Luxurious Interiors.
I’m generally not known as an interior photographer but like most photographic genres I’ve probably at some point done it but just don’t advertise or claim to specialise in it.
In the case of Interior Design company Papilo they contacted me as they required some tricky interiors capturing and knew with my post production knowledge I could possibly help capture what they required.
Steve & Matt Papilo’s directors also explained they needed some corporate portraits that also would showcase their interior design style at the same time.
The idea for the portraits where pretty much dictated by the location so we finalised everything on the day of the shoot.
I decided once I had seen the interior that the approach should be a composite image to allow for maximum flexability.
The shoot went without any issues and so with time to spare decided on another alternative both shown below.
For the interiors we planned to capture the rooms when the exterior ambient light was at the correct angle and intensity.
This was to allow enough daylight to illuminate albeit very dimly through any visible windows.
Capturing all of the lighting intensities and dark surfaces required some care but I’m pleased to say Papilio where very happy with the results.