Ideal Home Show Mar 2013
Bryn Lucas on stage at the Ideal Home Show
Martin Blunos at the Ideal Home Show
Richard Phillips at the Ideal Home Show
Poggenpohl at the Ideal Home Show
Ideal Home Show
No one is more surprised than me at the variety this photographic journey brings along. From one day to the next, I find myself in completely different scenarios. I could be in The Camera Club with models, in the Grosvenor or the Savoy Hotel snapping the rich and famous, maybe at the top of a tower in Canary Wharf photographing the banking greats or drooling over the baked delights while shooting a product for Neff ovens.
I guess last month was the biggest challenge and that was to photograph every stand on the Ground floor of the Ideal Home Show. Challenging to my aching body but, as the London Corporate Photographer, it brings everything together. Top brands are here like Poggenpohl, Virgin Media, O2 and Eon. The banks are represented and there is a catwalk where many of the studio models are showcasing the latest designs.
Wow it’s been a busy month!!!
After a night of fashion which I mentioned in my last post, it has been corporate through and through.
First, I packed my very heavy camera bag; it weighs about 18 kilos, my dinner suit, plus a few other essentials and popped up to Birmingham for kbb 2012, which is one of the biggest kitchen bedroom and bathroom shows in the world. My mission was to capture the grandeur and vibrancy of the stands for many of the exhibitors. I hope that when you take a peek at the pictures you will agree it was mission accomplished.
After kbb and the kbb Industry Awards (that was a long night!), it was back to London to head over to the BSH group and do a shoot for them. A day of baking ensued as I snapped away at the many dishes being popped in and out of the ovens. Not a mere morsel touched my lips, which was rather hard to bear as it all smelled wonderful!!!!
More images here, http://www.eventpics.biz/p309007023
Keeping to the corporate mood, the next day I headed off to Moon Beever, a firm of Solicitors. What a lovely group of people they were. I couldn’t help but notice that the men were all over six feet and the women were probably under five. Is this a legal thing? I don’t know :)
Once I had made friends with the crew at Moon Beever, it’s always good to have a solicitor or two on your side, I trundled off to the Ideal Home Show at Earls Court. I arrived during the opening ceremony which was a right royal and celeb packed occasion, as you can see from the pictures.
Well that’s it for now. To follow are some very interesting shoots so pop back soon to hear all about it :)
Spectacular Show from Danish Wakeel showcasing his new collection -
Draped Modern Kouri http://www.eventpics.biz/danishwakeel/slideshow
Designed exclusively for men, “Draped Modern Kouri” is a collection inspired by the concept of drapes, traditionally worn by men in the form of togas, frock coats, kilts, Indian dhotis, sarongs, caftans etc.
A modern take on these traditional items, this collection fuses street style with classic tailoring.
It appeals to me in particular as it sits alongside my new art project MenArt with its own dedicated website www.menart.co.uk which is in development. MenArt is again inspired by drapes and uses different materials entwined with nude male form to create photographic art.
A sample of the collection and pictures of guests attending the spectacular event at One in Leicester Square, London can be seen here: http://www.eventpics.biz/danishwakeel/slideshow