Posted in Private Equity Company Photography, Corporate Portrait Photography, Websites
New Corporate Head Shots for Website
Piranha have been commissioned to photograph London staff members of AlixPartners for their new website project. This global company specialises in helping their corporate clients with turnaround and restructuring.
The brief was to achieve a new look and feel for all the head shots whether individual or photographed as a group and this is reflected in their new clean website design. Everyone was photographed whilst actively engaged in conversation with a colleague who provided the blurred foreground head and shoulders to give a greater sense of communication. The banner images featured a group of people in collective discussion, with specific placement of the subjects within the frame to allow for text and graphics.
This can be achieved with artificial or natural light but to keep the interruption and distraction to a minimum we went for daylight and used fast Leica lenses to allow for an attractive shallow depth of field, it was then a question of subject placement and careful processing of the RAW files each time to ensure consistent lighting, contrast and colour palette.
The Photography Brief
The feel of the final images is dynamic and contemporary, with a brief that required ‘active portraits’ that is photographs that convey a sense of AlixPartners staff in discussion with clients, caught in mid flow as it were. Not serious nor laughing too much – engaged in conversation.
This ongoing project has required a number of days of photography both during induction events and also for current staff members extra full days. The next steps will be to photograph the various UK wide offices.
Below are a small selection of the images taken which are now being used to populate the new website.
Posted in University / Academic Photography, Corporate Portrait Photography, Websites
Elsevier required photography of Robert Homewood a researcher at Goldsmiths University in London. The photograph was to be used to illustrate an online story on the client’s website about Intelligent Games and Games Intelligence. The article discussed how technology and artificial intelligence is changing and informing the way that games are developed.
A number of shots were taken around the university with a view to them fitting into the ‘letterbox’/’banner’ format of a website page.
Hi Samantha, thanks for your quick turnaround time! Beautiful pictures, nice to meet you Rob (always nice to see a face alongside a name;)! - Brand Manager
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 Private Equity Company Photography, Head Shots, Corporate Portrait Photography, Websites
This London based Private Equity company required black and white photographs of their partners for their website. The images were taken in a board room environment as ‘working’ shots –
The guys really enjoyed having Douglas photograph them today. Very funny and personable as well as being very professional and knowledgeable. We also added two more to the mix.
Looking forward to seeing the results,
Posted in Architects Photography, Corporate Portrait Photography, Websites
You can see below a number of the portraits taken to accompany the biographies of this London architects firm – a relaxed but professional feel was required by the business and this was achieved in their offices using careful lighting and a consistent backdrop throughout –
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 Accountants Photography, Corporate Portrait Photography, Websites
Here are a few of Piranha’s portraits taken for a London accountancy firm and now being used on their website –
Hi Samantha, We were very pleased with the last photoshoot and would like to hire you again for early September.
Do you have any Wednesdays or Fridays free throughout September?
Posted in Corporate Portrait Photography, Websites
Individual photographs were required for this London-based company to go on thier website. The photo shoot took place at their offices and was designed to give an interesting background to the headshots –
Posted in Communications Company, Corporate Portrait Photography, Websites
Photography of company employees at work in their London offices. These images give a sense of the surroundings. The pictures have been used on the website of this corporate, financial and political communications consultancy –