Linking up at LinkedIn

My good friend Nic Davis (Owner of Simplicity Remastered Hair Salon in London) and I recently teamed up to shoot some of the lovely people at LinkedIn. LinkedIn have these very cool 'down days' for their staff ... ? What say you of these down days i hear you ask?? Well, being a very young, forward thinking company, the peeps at Linkedin decided to give their staff a day off once month in addition to their normal holidays.... the only proviso being that they still come into the workplace... but basically have fun all day doing things they wouldn't normally do? So, myself and Nic were asked to give the staff a mini makeover and profile shot at the end. 

I have to say, we did have a laugh, and tried as many times as possible to include the 'LinkedIn' signage in a few of the shots... and it became a bit of a challenge for all staff being photographed to try to come up with a unique pose whilst holding it! I din't have long to set up, and we had to use the existing office space, so i tried to balance my light with the available light and space to create some interesting shapes for the background? 

Also just to prove that all this messing around does have an effect... Kerry, one of the girls from LinkedIn, sent me this - to show how a new mug shot really can make people look at your profile! So, if you want to get noticed ... get a new profile picture that makes people stop and look! I'm ready when you are! ;)

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The Workers

1 shot from a recent photography commission where I had to highlight 'the people behind the places' around Carnaby Street in London. I love these sort of jobs.... where you need to blend in with people very quickly, so they forget and be themselves.... armed with my beloved Fuji X-Pro1 I was able to quietly click away... I hope you can feel the Intensity that i felt watching this head chef working away. 

Commercial Portrait Photography in London

Its amazing how important that first impression can be of a person you meet for the first time or intend on possibly meeting for the first time. Thanks to business owners wanting to appear more 'client friendly' and interactive these days, I find myself doing more and more Staff Profile Photography shoots, Commercial Portrait photography and even Personal Profile Photography. Everyone has a website, Facebook page, Blog, Twitter account etc etc and so the need to display yourself in your best light has never been more important. People are often surprised how quickly I can rock up with my kit create something striking of them and their team on their own business premises or in a location of choice. London is and amazing and powerful backdrop, so I use it whenever possible! So ... if you feel like you and your team deserve some fresh portrait photography in London or anywhere else for the fresh new year.... give me a shout!  ;)

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