Posted in Private Equity Company Photography, Corporate Portrait Photography, Location / Annual Report Photography, Websites
A challenging balancing act for Equistone Partners Europe’s
Our brief from Equistone Partners Europe, a leading mid-market private equity firm, for its new website http://www.equistonepe.com/home demanded eye-catching but informal shots of its Partners and employees that captured ‘a sense of place’ in France, Switzerland and the UK, reflecting the importance Equistone sets on being local capital partners working in local markets.
The other important consideration was how well the photographs would display on the new site. When framing the pictures, we had to make sure we had allowed room for the site’s navigational banners.
And we needed just the right depth of field to keep subjects sharply in focus, while blurring the background to avoid distraction but leaving sufficient visual ‘clues’ about each country where Equistone operates. In the end, we were happy we had achieved this challenging balancing act.
For the technically minded, nearly all the photographs were taken on a new Leica M240 coupled with a 35mm Summicron ASPH lens.
The Leica M240, with its famous rangefinder design, is invaluable on location assignments, being light and durable with an almost silent shutter. This allows me as the photographer to blend into the background, which relaxes the subjects and is much less intimidating. It’s worth saying again that the Leica rangefinder is the camera behind most of the memorable and iconic images of the previous century.
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I think your photographs are fantastic and there are some group shots in particular that capture a moment so perfectly and look so natural, I think they are brilliant.
- Barbara Hand, Design Manager Equistone Partners Europe Limited
Posted in Bank Photography, Architects Photography, Location / Annual Report Photography
Piranha was commissioned by SHA Housing to photograph their various ongoing projects around England. This included exterior shots of the works and also interior shots of the rooms and residents.
The buildings were varied and interesting from major developments to individual houses.
A few weeks later Piranha was commissioned by the company to photograph a breakfast meeting and talks – members of the board and the housing minister were present. Below you can see some of the photography featured on the website and taken during the morning meeting –
Breakfast Meeting in London with Housing Minister –
Gavin Barwell – minister for housing, planning
Posted in Board Photography, Individual Board Photographs, Corporate Portrait Photography, Location / Annual Report Photography
The brief was to capture the relaxed nature of the executive team for this annual report The photographs were taken during a meeting in London and the idea was for the team members not to come across as too formal, so as to portray an accurate sense of the company ethos –
Posted in Board Photography, Individual Board Photographs, Group Photograph of Board Members, Location / Annual Report Photography
The head office in London of this company required that the board members to be photographed together as a group for their annual report 2016/17 as well as individually. The final photographs were used as portrait shots to accompany the individual reviews and sections of the report and group shots for the relevant pages. The final published report pages featuring the photographs can be seen below –
Recommendation on LinkedIn –
Hi Sam, hope you’re well? We keep getting great internal feedback about the report in general, and also about this year’s photos, so thanks again to Douglas!
Posted in Board Photography, Location / Annual Report Photography
The AIG Europe Board members were photographed by Piranha for the 2015 annual report –
Posted in Architects Photography, Location / Annual Report Photography, Websites
Reportage images were taken on location at this architects firm to generate a library of photographs. The photographs were then used to illustrate the company’s website, and head shot photographs of staff members were used for their ‘People’ page –
Posted in Board Photography, Group Photograph of Board Members, Location / Annual Report Photography
The below photographs of the board members were taken by Piranha, the company wanted the board members to appear in group’s. These images were featured in the 2015 Annual Report –
Posted in Law Firm Photography, Location / Annual Report Photography
Piranha’s recent photography for this London law firm has been used throughout their new graduate recruitment brochure, to be given to graduates thinking of joining the company thie year –
I just wanted to check-in and thank you for yesterday – it was great to work with you. We’re keen to drop the images in to the brochure to get a feel of how some of them might work. Then, we can shoot a rough copy over to you to get any additional thoughts you may have.
Posted in Location / Annual Report Photography, Websites
Some clients need both portraits of their employees and also photographs of their offices to give a sense of what the company does day to day.