As a photographer, there is something rather special about getting one of your photographs used as a front cover of a magazine. Suddenly, thousands of people are goint so see an image you’ve worked hard to create.
I spent 28 years in the watch and jewellery industry and read Retail Jeweller every week (when it was a weekly publication) and then every month when it turned into a montlhy publication. It always had very hight editiorial standards.
In recent months I’ve been doing some work for Beaverbrooks the Jewellers, a hugely successful family owned company that started trading over a hundred years ago. It is currently run by Mark Addlestone (Chairman) and Anna Blackburn (Managing Director.) Over the past ten years, Beaverbrooks have been in the Sunday Times’ Top Twenty Best Companies to Work For.
I recently shot Mark and Anna in their HO in St Annes. Retail Jeweller were running an article on Beaverbrooks in their July edition and needed some photos.
What I didn’t know was that Mark was being awarded an OBE for his tremendous work for charity over many years.
I was doing another shoot for Beaverbrooks this afternoon and Anna told me that is the first time that Retail Jeweller has used a photo of two people from the industry as their front cover. In my (eveer so biased) opinion, they could not have picked a better couple.
Feeling privileged, once again!
Photograph taken 14th May 2015 with a Canon Eos 1Dx and a 24mm – 70mm lens set to 30mm. Exposure 1/200 second at f 7.1 using two Canon 600 ex rt Speedlites and a wireless trigger. ISO 100.