As It Happens!
I recently shot this reportage series of images for Leeds creative design agency DSEmotion. The brief was to get an honest set of images to reflect the friendly, creative and professional ethos of the company. My approach was to capture them “as it happens” with minimum setting up, posing of people and no rearranging of rooms. Just an honest set of images as I saw them, warts and all – preferably less warts in the final edit I suppose!
I mostly used a long focus lens with minimal depth of field to help blur the foregrounds and or backgrounds of the pictures. This helps to give them a fly on the wall feel to the set of images. I also took a few cameo shots of the office to reflect their work and give the set of images an added depth of interest. It was a great shoot to both photograph and edit – just me and my camera (plus a little fill-in flash here and there) and my eye for an image. How I did photography when I was learning but with the advantage of more than 30 years experience! Enoy the snaps. Harry
Reportage Portrait Photography
Reportage Shoot Around Leeds
I was commissioned to produce a set of images to promote the marketing of The Leeming Building, which is basically the offices at the Leeds Market. A major part in Leeds history, this iconic Grade 1 listed building has been rejuvenated to become a collection of unique, design led work spaces created to attract likeminded businesses. Dan, the creative director wanted me to capture relaxed natural feeling images of the hipster/artisan/independent side of the city’s local amenities. Armed with only my charm, wit and a cover letter to introduce myself to shop keepers and restauranteurs etcetera, I spent two half days seeking out interesting angles, people and cameo shots. It was a really enjoyable shoot, taking me back to my student days with free reign to use my vision, connecting with people and the environment. I also shot all the external and internal photography for the brochure. Dan was really pleased with the final set of images and I’ve attached a few of my favourites below. Cheers, H.
External of The Leeming Building & Brochure Link
Reportage Photo Gallery
I really enjoyed shooting the 2013 Bronte brochures recently. Myself and assistant Steve did loads of work both in the studio and around the Moons Factory, of technical product shots, still life sets and location lifestyle sets. The attic at the factory was a great backdrop for shots and I’ve uploaded a few of the pages for you to peruse along with a couple of iphone snaps captured in the attic by my client. Cheers, Harry
The recent 2013 model shoot for Triumph was in a very cold Norfolk.
The team was Gareth from Triumph who oversaw the production of the shoot, Mark Hynds on art direction duty, modelling were Zoe and Mark, the lovely assistant Steve on lighting/equipment plus me behind camera.
The sun was added by assistant Steve using a double warm gelled Quadra head directed at the lens just off frame. This obviously didn’t warm the models, so we had a plentiful supply of good humour from everyone (and the car heating on full blast).
We produced some great shots and Gareth emailed some positive feedback which is always great to hear.
“Mate, love them, they are even better than I remember! Thank-you for a great two day photo-shoot it was a pleasure working with you, I’m so pleased with the clothing brochure and I believe it to be better than any previous version” – Gareth Bright.
Here are some snaps from Steve and some pages from the finished brochure. H
Gareth “Yarp” Bright, says a funny.
Me with a very cold finger on the button.
Beautiful Zoe, uses aggressive facial movements to keep warm.
Mark multi tasks on reflector duty
Gareth keeps the smiles going all day
Mark and Gareth, sneak in a crafty picture!
Cool or what!
Sun Effect for Zoe
Casual Clothing Cut-outs
Watches Studio Shots
Wow. Just got round to doing this entry, we had a great time shooting next years Tottie SS13 range! In the mist of all the persistent rain this year we managed to have the sun shine us on – a real deal breaker for whether this shoot went ahead or not! The damp ground bred particularly large and plentiful Horse Flies, I think I won on the “Highest Number of Bites Award” as one had eaten my back under my shirt! The mud was also fun with my Club Foot (I’d just had an opertion on my right big toe for hallux limitus) and was wearing my special shoe for it. Thanks to everyone for making this a great shoot.
Here is an early selection from my camera and some back scene shots from Assistant Andy. Harry
Behind the scene shots taken with various iphones whilst on a couple of sunny but pretty cool days on location, producing some great AW13 Clothing Adverts.
It’s not often you get the chance to go to the top of Hyde Park Barracks (which is under scaffolding). So whilst there on a beautifully sunny morning, I snapped client Sophie for her scrapbook as well as shooting great landscape views. H