I love the challenge of a photography shoot with a definitive purpose! I was recently hired to photograph a bartender making and displaying his winning cocktail in the bar he works in and the final images were to be used for the cover of an industry magazine, the Barfly as well as for an article about the bartender and his competition winning cocktail.
Having never been to Ms Collins before, I had a quick look on their website to gauge the style of the nightclub, the size of the bar and the lighting. I found out this club had seven bars and I had no idea which one I would be using, it was my choice!
I headed up with my arsenal of lighting, light stands and reflectors, ready for anything. I arrived early so I could scope out the various locations I had to choose from. This is one very cool looking nightclub with its high class style contrasted with artistic graffiti on the walls and mirrors. Everywhere you looked there were eclectic yet vibrant eye catching wall art to be seen from brightly coloured neon signs through to huge gold framed mirrors hung high on the walls! A photographer’s paradise! [Read more…]