Last Tuesday we shot our first portrait for a new client to us…VisitScotland. They chose us for the commission after checking out our web site...they particularly liked our shot of Entreprneur Richard Tait, #chuffed (see it in this gallery). The venue was the Biscuit Factory, Edinburgh and the sitter was designer Maria Garcia Tena who won the competition to design the '2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design' logo. The competition was run by VisitScotland to celebrate young creatives in Scotland.
The shoot involved taking a variety of portraits of Maria with a large vinyl printout of her design in the background, as ever we took additional shots without the logo to keep options open for publicity materials.
A selection of portraits needed to be turned round fast (some requiring Photoshop composite work) in order to meet the launch deadline. We're happy to say all went well and we delivered the images ahead of schedule and were even happier to get an email from the client saying "…Really like them. Think you’ve captured her fantastically. Thanks so much." Makes it all worth while!
For those that don't know (probably very few) the Biscuit Factory,Edinburgh is a brilliant arts & fashion hub in the former Crawford’s biscuit factory just off Bonnington Road in Leith. Everyone at The Biscuit Factory was a delight to work with and couldn't do enough to help make sure we had all we needed for the shoot. The space has fantastic light and is huge. So large in fact, there was a press shoot taking place at the same time for Edinburgh Science Festival involving Fiona Hyslop, two spacemen, press photographers and TV crews....we hardly even noticed they were there!
Below we've also include a couple of shots we took when we went to recce the location. One is of Alan Forgie (one of the Biscuit Factory owners) and the other is tail end of Logie who was having a fab time running around the venue during the recce!