With Gin sales somewhere in the region of £1billion in Britain, we all love a cheeky G&T don't we?! Well, everyone except me, it seems (but I'm hoping my tastebuds mature and one day I too will be able to enjoy in the past time that is Gin).
Brief: The Gin Bar, Newcastle's latest temple for Gin worship, called us in and said "we want it to have a speakeasy vibe".
So, through careful use of lighting we created a dusty and atmospheric set of images to capture
The street food scene in Newcastle and across the North East is absolutely booming. And the best thing is we're all the winners in this game!
But I think it's fair to say that a few players are stand out, such as award-winning street food gurus Papa Ganoush. Father and Son team, Tim ('papa') and Tom (presumably 'ganoush') bring Middle Eastern deliciousness to the North East of England, and were after some photography to capture the essence of their style of food, and also their personality.
We focused in on the hand made and artisanal qualities of what they do. We spent a day in the kitchen (their kitchen, to be precise) and a day on location at a food festival and by the end of it we were all sick of each other! But at least we got some nice pictures ;-)
Since our shoot, they've landed a gig in Fenwick's food market, opened a restaurant, and bagged a few awards. We'd like to think it's down to our photography.................
......and absolutely nothing to do with their damn tasty food.
client website papaganoush.co.uk
A Jesmond institution, The Cherry Tree is a classy place. You can quoff and scoff until your heart is content, while the jazz rolls along in the background.
Using locally sourced and seasonal ingredients to produce some amazingly delicious and beautiful plates of food, the chefs are passionate and very good at what they do.
We were called in by PR and marketing agency, MHW PR, who were steering The Cherry Tree through a rebrand and new website in order to reposition the restaurant. We were commissioned to photograph the food and interiors predominantly for the sophisticated new website, created by the guys over at Room8 Design.
Mangobean are refreshingly cheeky, playful and fun. The new kid on the coffee block, Mangobean are rapidly expanding and quickly achieving their aim of establishing themselves as the fourth high street coffee offering alongside Starbucks, Costa and Cafe Nero.
Brief after speaking in detail with Mangobeans' fearless leader himself, Mr Shane Saunders, and getting to know the brand in its infancy, it
was immediately apparent that Shane's energy and enthusiasm is highly contagious, and (along with his cheeky cheeky ways) is poured into every facet of the business.
We agreed that the images needed to create a sense of fun and vibrancy, and compel the viewer to smoosh that piece of cake into their face or neck that latte and come back for more.
Alongside the food, we've also shot cafe interiors, providing Mangobean with a suite of images for use online, franchisee brochures, and all the marketing collateral you could poke a stick at.
Client Website mangobeanfranchise.co.uk