PHOTOGRAPHY FOR MAGAZINES:
One of the exciting things we get to do is photography for magazines, especially those magazines that want something a little more creative and arty. It gives us a chance to push the boundaries and experiment a little. In this instance we photographed a number of leading architects and designers for M2 Man Magazine for a 7 page spread they were doing. The photography took place in the studio of one of the architects so we had to improvise quite a bit to get the look and feel we were after. The creative director wanted something moody and dramatic.
It’s a constant challenge for photographers, where we are suddenly placed in a situation and have to find a way to make it work. But this also lends itself to creative photography that comes precisely because it is unplanned.
Of course experimental photography can fail, just because it is an experiment. But when doing photography for magazines, I think editors are well advised to give photographers room for error, so that more interesting results can be achieved.
WHAT DO WE EXPERIMENT WITH?:
We can play around with lighting and exposure. For this shoot we used a white, clean minimal look to start, but ended with a more dramatic lighting effect, using a small studio light from above. In the one space we had two completely different looks. Check out the image below.