As a photographer, my chosen charity is the Mayhew Animal Home here in London and working for them has brought me into contact with a wide range of people I would never otherwise have met.
This week it was Peter, one of the brains behind Grade Design Consultants Ltd, a graphic design company based in Central London. Grade are working with the Mayhew on a new campaign to promote spaying/neutering to prevent unwanted pregnancies and more animals ending up in animal homes like the Mayhew. I was asked if I could do the photographs that would be used in the campaign and there will be more about that when the campaign goes live – suffice to say, the guys at Grade came up with a genius of an idea that had my full admiration.
Whilst discussing this project, Peter asked me if I could do some portrait pictures of him, for use in company marketing, etc, but he wanted to get away from the usual ‘plain white backdrop’ headshots and do something a bit more contemporary and artistic. This was actually quite an easy request, Grade are based in the old Sarsons Vinegar factory near Tower Bridge, a redeveloped complex that boasts plenty of original Victorian architecture, combined with a completely modern glass/steel refurbishment. The perfect backdrop for some great portraits and something I think more people should consider.
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