I was recently assigned to shoot a portrait for Accounting Technician Magazine, but when I arrived at the offices I realised there was very little natural light and not much visual interest. Despite the heavens having just opened, I wondered if there might be a roof we could shoot on…and hey presto, not only was there a roof, but there was a lovely man on the reception desk who entrusted me with the key, without getting out an infra red scanner or sniffer dog - I love it when common sense takes over! The shots worked out really well and even ended up being relevant to the focus of the article which was great to see.
I was recently booked for a shoot with IAM Magazine, to document a day with two trainee drivers from Surrey Fire and Rescue. The job involved heading out in a fire engine on some ‘blue light runs’, something which was a real privilege to witness. Unfortunately being thrown around a bit whilst trying to frame and focus caused some slight travel sickness but I just managed to hold it together! The chaps were lovely and I have a new found respect for the drivers, it’s a very tough job that requires an extremely high degree of concentration.