In recent months I have worked in three very different environments, with Gregory Mandry of Big Yellow Feet, a corporate video production company. In brief, I have been taking various “making of” pictures, with regard to videos he has been producing for his clients. And these pictures are for a variety of purposes including staff training, employee awards schemes and internal communications.
Working separately from Gregory, I created and shot still life set-up scenes from his videos, portraits, and very specific images to be used as full size cutouts, internal /external posters… oh, and fly sheets. It has involved some 8am to 8pm shoots, working to a tight schedule with detailed and often fast changing scenarios. I interacted with a lot of very different people from Managing Directors to Actors; Croupiers; Chefs; Doormen; Sound Recordists; Waiters… all of whom have to be made at ease in front of the camera. It’s exhausting but rewarding work, made easier by the sheer professionalism of everyone involved. Here, I am showing a small selection of the 100’s of pictures taken.
Kit-wise, I used my trusty Nikon D800 (which creates large detail packed files to meet the needs of demanding corporate environments) plus a range of Nikon and Sigma lenses; my Elinchrom studio lights; and time and time again my Gary Fong Lightsphere II comes up trumps, creating great light in even the most challenging situations!
Published February 2016