What can we say about providing launch event photography in Chester. The city is beautiful and we couldn’t believe our luck when we arrived to the Grosvenor Shopping Centre where the Castle Fine Art gallery is located, within the most stunning of Edwardian buildings.
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The gallery opened within a new unit in a covered mall filled with marble and soft light. Our first task arriving at events such as this is to capture some elements that set the scene and act as ‘establishing shots’ for the set of images. We did this by photographing the exterior and interior, covering the wider spaces and the finer details. It is such a pleasure being invited as a professional event photographer when in a great environment and surrounded by fine art. Wherever possible we will always clear people from a room to ensure that the images produced are clean and striking, leaving them very useful for other purposes for our clients also.
Blend into the background
Once an event gets underway we blend into the background to cover the launch party using a natural style. The artist primarily being featured was Hamish Blakely, a contemporary realist whose work is classy and truly breathtaking. Catching people reacting to art is really fun to watch and makes for some great reactions on camera. We use a long lens in situations like this so we can hang back and wait for moments to unfold. This reportage technique works especially well when working in a venue that is lit as bright as a gallery, allowing us to leave the flashgun in the bag and snap away unnoticed. It was also a pleasure working alongside Arcane, a great bar in Manchester that provide a remote bar service, designing custom cocktails to match themes in the art.
Towards the end of the event we managed to steal the man of the moment away from his fans for a few minute portrait shoot. Our client Castle Fine Art always like images of their artists in front of their art, but we thought the location of the marble covered shopping mall was too good an opportunity to pass on using as well. We are really happy with the results of the portraits and the event as a whole. A handful of photos from the job can be seen below.
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