I was recently commissioned by my friend Clark Kirby of Village Roadshow to update his corporate profile images. Having worked with Clark and his father Robert over a number of years, I knew that he would be an easy, accommodating and thoroughly professional subject to work with. Arriving at the Village Roadshow HQ at the Jam Factory in Chapel St, I quickly scoured the complex for appropriate locations.
As is usual in photographing busy executives I was working to a tight time-frame, however my intention was to translate some of the glamour of the movie business in which Clark is involved into his images. Clark was more than happy to indulge me to achieve a different feel to the portraits; we simply did not want the standard ‘behind the desk’ shot. I suppose it helped that I have known Clark for a number of years, but even so he was definitely very much at ease in front of the camera, and a superb model! Incidentally, I should point out that I have performed virtually no skin or eye retouching to these images..
The following image was taken with a more relaxed feel in mind… I always try to incorporate some shots which do not have the the subject looking straight at the camera for the sake of variety. although I am only posting 4 shots from this session, I work as fast as I can as I am somewhat ‘greedy’, and like to obtain as much material from a shoot as is possible…part of the beauty of shooting digitally…!
I love working with reflections where possible… The key is in where to position the main light source…
whenever I am shooting, I always visualize what I am trying to achieve before bringing the camera to my eye and place my lights and subject accordingly. In this instance I was very definitely ‘thinking’ in black and white…
All in all the session was a lot of fun, so thank you Clark!
2 thoughts on “Simple corporate portrait…”
Michael, these turned out fantastic. I am sure the client was thrilled.
Thanks Mark, I really appreciate it!