I've been waiting to see the results of a photoshoot I did for FourFourTwo magazine back at the beginning of March. We spent a day going through the steps a pro footballer would take when recovering from a serious injury.
The shoot was at St Georges Park near Burton, which is a fantastic facility and we were working alongside pro's who were coming back from real injuries, which created the right atmosphere. There were plenty of photo opportunities that made it a good shoot, and I like how it looks on the page.
It's been a long wait, but finally it's out in the shops. This is often how editorial work pans out. Although four months is one of the longer timeframes I have had to wait for publication.
Magazine's often plan a good section of their content months in advance and leave some space for things that happen around publication dates, which makes sense. However this leaves us impatient photographers chomping at the bit, eager to see our work on the page.
I have another shoot in the same edition, so I will be posting about that soon.
I was recently commissioned to do a shoot with some new staff at Midlands Truck and Van for their magazine. I enjoyed the shoot and as a bonus, I got to rearrange the whole garage for the pics. The guys there were really helpful, which makes things a lot easier.
Being a Mercedes dealer it's quite a good commission to get. The shoot went well, although it was a bit of a tough one to light. I very rarely come away with flat batteries, but the combination of large room high ceiling and low ambient light meant this shoot really did drain them.
Matt Stewart Photos
I've been a photographer for quite a long time now. So hopefully I have something to say about it.