This week I had the pleasure of photographing a fabulous event held in London for Unilever, one of the global leaders in the food industry. The event showcased 8 of their food lines, including: Maille, PG Tips, Colemans, Stork, Hellman’s, Knorr, Slim-Fast and Flora.
The London press were invited to the event and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves.
Thanks to everyone who made the event such a success!
This past weekend I had a call from a PR company in London asking me if I could photograph the Wickes DIY store opening in East Grinstead. It was the very next day and not much time to study the brief, but I agreed.
Wickes coming to East Grinstead is quite a big deal and I would’t miss the chance to photograph the mayor of East Grinstead cutting the ribbon at the new Wickes store.
The weather was perfect for the event. The sun was shining and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. It actually was too bright outside and the mayor and staff can be seen squinting despite my “close your eyes… 123… now open them” technique that usually works wonders.
Never the less, I captured some great images and I’m happy I was called to photograph the event.
Thanks to everyone at Wickes and to the PR company in London.
This year is a very special year in British sport. I’m not British, but I can appreciate the fact that this is quite possibly one of the greatest years in British sport and even I, an American, am getting behind the Brits.
I was at the Tour de France when Bradley Wiggins won the Tour and Mark Cavendish won the final stage. And it’s safe to say that I got British sport fever.
The following Saturday my family and I drove to Box Hill in Surrey where the men’s Olympic road race took place. After the extremely long walk up Box Hill we arrived and were met with thousands of other people who had obviously been bitten by the British cycling bug. After finding a great little spot from which to rest while we waited the hour and a half for the men to come from London, where the race started, and through Surrey to make 9 laps around Box Hill. Not an easy feat.
And we all know the result. It wasn’t Team GB’s day. I have to say I don’t know if I agree with their strategy of holding back until the last possible moment to allow Mark Cavendish to make his normal sprint to the finish and win it for the team, (but I am not a pro cyclist) I do know that it was exciting and I was proud to be a part of it.
The below photos were taken with a Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS L lens and Canon 1Ds Mark II.
This week was a very busy week for me. Working in London for 3 days this week and having a wedding on Saturday it has been nonstop. Which, of course, I love. There’s nothing better than being a busy photographer and constantly honing your craft.
One of my shoots this week was for De’Longhi. They had a press event introducing some new models of coffee makers. But not just any coffee makers. These are space-age, super coffee makers that make one heck of a brew.
The event took place at The Future Gallery in London, which I’d never been to before and really enjoyed. Apparently it used to be a photographer’s studio and I could tell. The light was beautiful. It was like shooting in a giant white box. Even the ceiling had white reflective material. The results, and I’m sure you’ll agree, are great. Smooth, natural images indoors.
It was a great event and I was happy to be asked to do it.
Thanks to everyone at De’Longhi and Clarion Communications for asking me along.
This past Thursday I was honored to photograph the launch of a very special product; Warburtons new naan bread range. Available in plain and garlic. The event was hosted by Michelin starred chef Atul Kochhar at his London restaurant Benares.
Atul is the perfect spokesperson for Warburtons new naan range. His exceptional cooking ability marries very well with Warburtons top notch naan breads. Of which, I had the pleasure of sampling and I was very impressed.
Kochhar prepared several dishes for the array of media personnel who attended the event, including: an Indian pizza, a wrap and a panini-style sandwich. All were gorgeous!
I wish Warburtons all the best of luck on their new line and I know that I’ll be in the front of the lines to snatch these up.
Thanks for having me!