2012 is off to a great start and we’ve had a very busy January so far. We’ve also got some nice work in the diary for February so that keeps the wolf from the door for another month!!. We’re also about to start work on a brand new Redshift Photography website which is long overdue to be honest. The current website is looking dated and we can’t update the gallery anymore so the content is old too. In the past we’ve had crazy prices quoted for a new site but I’ve finally found a company that can offer us a reasonable price for a site based on a WordPress template. As soon as it’s up and running I’ll post a link to it here in the blog.
Just before Christmas I took a portrait of Rowena Preiss (Creative Director) of Philips Lighting on location in London. We met at he Hospital Club in Soho for the shoot and took some pictures in the art gallery area. I’ve worked with Rowena before and she’s a really lively and energetic person so I knew we’d get some good shots. I’ve included my favourite picture from the shoot in the blog.
Last week I had a shoot at the new Gordon Ramsay restaurant near St Pauls in London called Bread Street Kitchen.I was commissioned by Hoare Lea Lighting to capture the effect of the lighting throughout the restaurant. The functional lighting was taken care of by some LED spotlights on a grid system up in the ceiling and the decorative lighting consisted of reclaimed glass pendants and Anglepoise table lamps. I love the staircase lighting too where the warm continuous LED lighting really accentuated the gold metal finishes.
Another fun shoot I did last week was for JCC Lighting at the Marussia F1 team HQ in Banbury. JCC have supplied LED lighting products throughout the factory including the downlights in the main reception and it was really interesting to see the cars being hand built in the workshop and also to see the model shop and other technical areas. The LED light panels in the office and corridor areas looked superb and provided a beautiful soft light for photography. These panels would make great studio lights in their own right!.
I had another shoot for Hoare Lea last Wednesday at a beautiful office building in Holborn featuring a huge atrium area and I’ve got another shoot for them tonight in Canada Water at the new library thats just opened there. I’ll post some pictures in the blog next week.