Posts Categorized: Portraits

Eastburn Country Furniture – Black and White Portraits

Meet The Team Shots – Reportage Style Portrait Photography

I really enjoyed this shoot, not only were the team very friendly and helpful, I was also given free rein to capture their individual characters as I wished. The brief was to reflect the quality handcrafted essence of Eastburn Country Furniture with a reportage style portrait photography approach. They are a truly original company, based in an old Yorkshire Mill near Skipton, specialising in the design and manufacture of bespoke kitchens from new and reclaimed timber.

I always shoot with my digital capture cameras in colour. I then converted the images to Kodak Plus-X black and white film to replicate a reportage style portraits. Nothing is quite like black and white photography for character portraits. Colour can be a distraction from revealing the person’s character, there is so much more depth and integrity in monochrome portraiture.

After shooting, I took it upon myself to look for some quirky cameo detail shots around the mills. These can really help tell the story and added a little extra humour into the final results. They loved everything and are presently uploading onto the Eastburn Country Furniture Website now.