Promote Vegan PR shoot
I loved this shoot for Promote Vegan in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire and I really wish every shoot was as fun as this. Here's the story. David Pannell rang me up and I've known him for ages and he's always been someone who finds my work interesting he's also had a few different businesses so Promote Vegan was new to me. He rang me at dinner time when I was treating myself to a bacon sarnie (probably not the best way to start a relationship with a vegan). He told me he was after a few pictures of public relations pictures for his company Promote Vegan and he knew I was the man for the job.
Dave knows that I'm a very creative person and I actually love it when people trust me and go with my ideas. In the initial meeting, we discussed things like tractors, dungarees, bathing in vegetables. I knew there was quite a strict deadline and therefore we wanted to do something simple and effective. I could already see the picture in my mind with an interesting sky and Dave and Lisa holding vegetables more often than not, less is more!
We knew the date would be in December so it needed to be simple and something we could do pretty quickly when we had a nice day. We found a day that had a decent weather forecast so the time and date was set for one Monday morning at 8:30 am. The weekend leading I received an interesting email from Dave telling me that he'd bought loads of veg and now wanted to chuck it at me like some weird confetti (fair do's) I'm always up for something different.
For the shoot, I knew we needed a big sky so for some insane reason, I suggested Castlehill in Huddersfield. I arrived early to set up and it was pretty blooming windy! Fortunately, someone had left a Castle tower in the way which was a perfect shelter from the wind. Dave and Lisa arrived and we had a brilliant laugh, I had loads of veg launched at my head, in fact, I even remember saying the line "aim at my head and not the camera" as it was frustrating when I could see that the perfect shot had been missed just because a pepper was in my camera. I really enjoyed the whole shoot from concept to delivery and it just made me realise that my job is so much more interesting and exciting when people trust me (I know it's a big ask).
I've already seen the pictures used in some specialist publications and I'm pretty sure they will be in more. If you're interested in some good PR photos and not boring pictures then give me a shout email@example.com