THS Textiles, Elland, West Yorkshire, marketing images
It was a while ago when I headed over to THS Textiles in Elland, West Yorkshire. The pictures were to be used for their website and general marketing. My brief was to photograph the people working, telling their story, some headshots and photograph all of their products. As anyone who has ever met me products aren't my favourite things to photograph but occasionally I do break my own rules and make an exception. THS is a lovely family run business which are my favourite kinds of businesses to work with, I started the day photographing lots and lots of textile samples. It was amazing how many they actually sell and I had to photograph them all. After that, I set up to take some headshots for the employees. We decided that we would photograph them against one of their textile samples, we went for a dark one with a little bit of texture just to make the pictures look a little more interesting, this was really good fun and I spent the next 30 minutes talking nonsense and just making everyone laugh and smile.
After the product shots and headshots, I then walked around the business and captured everything that was happening. This is my favourite type of photography and I always think that natural, unposed shots are always the best way to capture the true story of a business. It was fascinating watching all of the machines weave and create products that could be used in frying pans, bulletproof vests or even spaceships. It was a very interesting day and we got lots of good pictures that can be used for their marketing.