Board Photography for Sainsbury’s

June 5th, 2019 | Posted in Board Photography, Individual Board Photographs, Corporate Portrait Photography

The board photographs for Sainsbury’s were taken at the company’s head office in Holborn and featured in the annual report and on the website.

A big soft box was required to balance the ambient light and the flash, to give a more natural look. A shallow depth of field was chosen to give a sense of location without distracting from the subject.

Banner of website showing company name Photograph taken by Piranha of Chairman Photograph of CEO taken in Holborn, London CFO photographed in London for website and AR Director's photograph on company website Non-Executive Director's photograph on website Director photographed by Piranha in London Director's photograph on website Director photographed outdoors for company website Picture of Director taken in London Holborn offices Non-Executive Director photographed in London

Kingfisher’s Annual Report 2018/2019 – Board Photography

May 5th, 2019 | Posted in Board Photography, Individual Board Photographs

A simple and elegant layout for the black and white portraits taken of the board appearing in Kingfisher’s current Annual Report –

Portraits featured in black and white of board members in annual report

Board Photography for FTSE100 Company

December 11th, 2018 | Posted in Group Photograph of Board Members, Board Photography, Individual Board Photographs, Location / Annual Report Photography

Here are a few of the photographs taken for Relx’s 2017 annual report to accompany the Director’s statements and also the board biographies.

Image of front cover banner from annual report
Photograph of Chairman next to his statement in annual report
Photograph of CEO in annual report next to statement
Photograph taken at Rolls Royce for Annual Report case study.
Finance Director's photograph next to statement in Annual Report FTSE100 company
Board of directors photographs shown with biogs in annual report
More Board of Directors Photographs in Annual report

Board Photography for 2017 Annual Report

December 11th, 2018 | Posted in Group Photograph of Board Members, Board Photography, Individual Board Photographs, Location / Annual Report Photography

One of Piranha’s regular board photo shoots. The photographs are taken for the business’s annual report, to accompany statements and board pages.

Company name
Annual report 2017 - front cover
Page from Annual report showing board members
Annual report page showing photographs of Directors
Board group photograph for report
Board members pictured together for Annual report
Corporate report - Board Members

Board Photography for Annual Report of Elegant Hotels

October 5th, 2018 | Posted in Board Photography, Individual Board Photographs

The board members of Elegant Hotels needed updated portrait photographs, for their company annual report –

Directors photography on annual report board page for Elegant hotels

Research by Piranha finds FTSE 100 company main boards appear to have little ethnic diversity

September 7th, 2018 | Posted in Tips and News from Piranha

Over half of the main boards (56 boards) of the UK’s leading 100 quoted companies have no directors that appear to be from Black or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

Press coverage discussing Piranha Photography’s research findings –

Press Coverage ethnic diversity of UK Company board members

Clearly these days women are much better represented on the main boards of the UK’s largest public companies although there is still far from parity of the sexes. However, our desk research found that directors from black and minority ethnic backgrounds appear to be either not present at all on the majority of FTSE 100 boards or are the sole representatives of people from non-white backgrounds. More positively, at the operational level, the annual reports of FTSE 100 companies do carry plenty of images of people from BAME backgrounds, which is an accurate representation of their management, staff and customers in modern Britain. - Douglas Fry, Piranha Photography

2018 Board Photography for Kingfisher plc Annual Report

June 12th, 2018 | Posted in Group Photograph of Board Members, Board Photography, Location / Annual Report Photography

Piranha photographed the Kingfisher board members in the company’s London offices to generate a full-length image of the team together.  The photograph appeared in this year’s annual report and accounts.

Group photograph of board members together for annual report Second page of board photograph showing members as a team  Executive board photographed together - full lengthScreen grab from Annual Report showing Chairman's photograph

Board Photography for Galliford Try’s Annual Report & Website

May 9th, 2018 | Posted in Board Photography, Individual Board Photographs, Location / Annual Report Photography, Websites

The below photography of Galliford Try’s board members appeared in their annual report and also on the website. The images were taken prior to a board meeting at the companies offices –screen grab showing board photographs on company website Company board members photographed at their offices

 

 

NEWS FLASH – A Leica in the Boardroom

March 2nd, 2018 | Posted in Board Photography, Corporate Portrait Photography, Tips and News from Piranha

Photograph of new Leica M10 Camera with Noctilux lens

Persona Grata with Leica

Of late, a strange thing has been happening when shooting CEOs and other board directors at corporate photo-shoots. I have suddenly become a person of interest.

I’ve been working for well over 20 years as a professional photographer. Normally on a CEO shoot, the best I can expect is a quick handshake, the briefest of enquiries about my train journey, and then a reluctant five minutes in front of my camera while I get on with the job. Most CEOs would much rather be running their businesses than standing in front of my camera. Or so it seemed.

Photograph of Board Director during Meeting

What’s changed? This Christmas I bought a Leica M10 to add to my Leica SL and Leica M240 cameras. This new camera is of such iconic status it’s changed the whole tone of virtually every big shoot I’ve done since.

Such is the Leica M10’s mystique, it’s like opening your wallet and flourishing a black Amex card. The camera is so well put together, so perfectly engineered, so – forgive me – beautiful in its form and function, that CEOs can’t resist asking me what’s it like to use. I have become persona grata with the senior executive.

Photograph of Private Equity company Director taken with Leica camera

Believe this, I am now routinely spending an extra half hour at every directors’ shoot to talk with them afterwards about the Leica M10. And like every professional who loves the tools of their craft and sharing their passion, this is time well spent.

What I love about the M10 is that it’s been stripped back to the essentials. It’s a classic case of less is more. While the camera itself has been stripped of fripperies, it generously gives back far more in terms of the depth of its images and colour accuracy.

Photograph for corporate client of Director during meeting in London

Personally, I love the manual lens focus. By not using auto, the camera forces me to slow down, think more, notice more, plan better and not waste shots. Rapid multiple shots have given way to single clicks of the shutter, and the results are all the better for it. It’s as if I’ve gone back to using real film where every frame counts.

I’ve used Canons and Nikons for years and they’re all fine cameras. But the Leica is in a league of its own, the professional photographer’s choice, bar none, and – who’d have known? – it appears also to be the camera that would be the CEO’s first choice.

We look forward to hearing from you,

Douglas

What I love about the M10 is that it’s been stripped back to the essentials. It’s a classic case of less is more. - Douglas, Photographer
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