Portraiture:

Renders artists, gallery directors, collectors, gallery personnel and teams in a collaborative process being mindful of expression, composition, lighting and background.

Portraits can be taken in studio environment with artificial lighting, outside with natural light or with a mixture of both depending on the desired effect. We like to keep post-production to its minimum where possible but different approaches to editing/retouching are available upon request.

Some artists prefer environmental portraits at their studio or home showing the space as much as possible including artworks or elements of their processes. Others prefer being outside in the open space like a park or a street in London. We always try to photograph artists in an artistic way so their aura would show in the images.

Other professional portraits are usually done in the gallery showing the space, sometimes with works from current exhibitions or simply using the walls as empty backgrounds. 

David Begbie Catalog Shoot & Backstage Video

I photographed sculptures going back thirty years in the artist's career. This was for the upcoming exhibition at Contini Art UK that showcased sculptures as well as works on paper. 

Most of his works could be considered 'large' in size that requered a large white backdrop. This was especially useful in terms of incorporating shadows of sculpture in the images as the gallery requested. The glass roof posed a challenge because it was one of those rare sunny days in London. We ended up blocking most of the glazes using a black fabric to eliminate unwanted beams of sunlight. 

It was a brilliant experience to be in David Begbie's studio and photograph his work and I am greatly pleased with the result. 

A short clip showing the backstage of David Begbie exhibition catalog photoshoot for his solo show at Contini Art UK.
 
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PT2F6lkB1h...