Douglas Fry | London Wedding Photographer

The team at Piranha Photography are always busy on a variety of commissions in London and across the UK as well as abroad. This blog is an ideal way to keep our clients both old and new up to date with our business photography and corporate video work.

New Recruitment Brochure for Law Firm

Posted in Law Firm Photography, Location / Annual Report Photography

Shown below are the image spreads with photographs taken by Piranha in 2018 for this Law Firms graduate recruitment brochure –

Photograph of graduates in law firm brochure

Photography for law firm's graduate recruitment brochurePhotograph of office with graduates in meeting Meeting room photograph for brochure

Photography of 2 Day Seminar in London

Posted in Conference Photography, Event Photography

Here is a very small selection of the images taken during this seminar which was held in London over 2 days.

Presentation photographed in London

Employees listening to speakers in small groups

Seminar attendees during a talk in London

Photograph looking down at employees during conference  Organisers discussing conference in London Discussions in seminar groups  Discussion at table in conference Employees listening to conference speaker presenting Photograph of break out group

Photography of Evening Event at Tate Britain

Posted in Company Party Photography, Event Photography

Photography of an evening event at Tate Britain in London – a small selection of the photographs taken on the night –

Photograph of Jo Johnson at Company Paty at Tate Britain

Tate Britain photographed during company party

Guests at company party in Tate Britain

Tate Britain photograph

Guest photographed at evening event

New Website Photography for Private Equity Company across Europe

Posted in Private Equity Company Photography, Corporate Portrait Photography, Websites

This private equity company required all new portrait photography for their team pages on their new website. The images were taken both outdoors and indoors in a variety of locations. Photography took place in London, Paris and Munich. The choice of backgrounds to give a sense of variety and location but at the same time continuity to the set –

Team page of new private equity company website

Team members photography in different European locations for new website

After selecting an individual’s photograph and clicking on it the profile picture expands and the full biography can be read –

Photograph of employee with biography

Team member photograph taken outside in London

Headshot taken outside in London for company website

Photograph taken in London location for new website team page

Sam/Douglas, Thank you very much indeed for the photographs, a very successful shoot. It would be great to schedule something for Paris and Munich…would you be able to give that some thought? - Client

NEWS FLASH – You can’t be what you can’t see

Posted in Board Photography, Tips and News from Piranha

One of the pleasures of my work is being able to visit companies on their premises during photo-shoots. You learn a lot when inside the citadel.

One thing I  notice is that there’s often a big difference between the ethnic diversity of their workforces and that of the board of directors when it comes to the largest companies.

In short, at large companies their workforces are generally multicultural, reflecting the ethnic diversity of modern Britain.

But the boardrooms are not. I see very few directors from black or minority ethnic backgrounds sitting on big company boards.

As a photographer, I know how important images are to corporate story telling. If you see pictures of someone from a BAME background filling the most senior company roles, it sends a strongly encouraging message to others who aspire to reach the top of these organisations. It also demonstrates there are no barriers to anyone rising through the ranks regardless of their background.

But my experience is one thing, but is this true of the other large UK companies I’ve never stepped a foot inside of?

To test my theories about the lack of board room diversity, Piranha analysed the latest annual reports of each of the FTSE 100 companies counting the numbers of photographs showing BAME board directors.

Our simple but effective way of measuring a board’s composition found that over half of the main boards (56 boards) have no directors that appear to be from Black or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

Moreover, out of the rest of the FTSE 100 companies with BAME directors on their main boards, 33 companies had just a single director from an apparently  BAME background.

Only one FTSE 100 company, Dubai-based healthcare group NMC Health PLC), had BAME directors in the majority (6 out of 11 directors) are non-white.

We also looked at women board directors. The good news is that none of the FTSE 100 boards comprised male only directors. The bad news is just one board – Royal Dutch Shell’s –  reached parity of the sexes with equal representation of male and female directors.

In wrapping up, while we wait for boards to boost their numbers of women and BAME directors, we can at least ensure corporate images of staff are ethnically diverse where possible, because it’s not difficult to achieve, as long as the people commissioning the photographs are wise to the issue.

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. - Design Manager, Equistone Partners Europe Limited

Fantastic New Website Featuring Piranha’s Photographs

Posted in Corporate Portrait Photography, Charity Photography, Websites

The Philanthropy Company have published their excellent new website. The corporate portraits were taken in the client’s London offices –

Company Team Page on New Website showing portraits by Piranha

Douglas and Sam, Just a quick note to say THANK YOU for the amazing photos! My goodness, it looks amazing and you did such a fab job setting everyone at ease as always. Really love it! Nat

PR Photograph of CEO to Accompany News Story

Posted in Private Equity Company Photography, Individual Board Photographs, Corporate Portrait Photography, PR Photography

Piranha Photography took portrait photographs of FNZ’s Chief Executive to accompany the news of today’s deal. The images had to be taken quickly and supplied ready to appear in the press –

Newspaper bannerPhotograph of Cheif Executive by Piranha with news story in The Scotsman

Management Team Photographs for London Company

Posted in Corporate Portrait Photography, Websites

SmartTrade needed a few of their management team photographing for their new website –

Website screen grab to show 2 of Piranha's photographs of management team members

Regular Employee Photography for Website Team Page

Posted in Private Equity Company Photography, Head Shots, Corporate Portrait Photography, Websites

Fulcrum have regular photography of their team members, so that the images can appear on the websites team page and in other marketing literature –

Fulcrum team page showing members in black and whitePhotograph by Piranha of team member on company website

 

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