This is my editorial photography update from a few months back. This time I was commissioned to photograph GB runner Cameron Ross Boyek, from Durham, for Tesco T magazine (Tesco T is an in house print publication for Tesco colleagues).
It never ceases to amaze me how so many organisations have such polished print publications. I started my career working for daily newspapers, then onto national newspapers and magazines, and it was always nice to see photographs used well and in print. With the newspaper industry not as it was, it seems business publications have started to take over, realising the value of quality photography and articles for their staff and customers.
This shoot was to be held at Gateshead International Stadium. As with many shoots, it didn’t quite go to plan, when I arrived the road was covered in ice and snow, and there was thick snow on the track where we were to get our training photographs. Fortunately, a quick enquiry by Ross, and Gateshead College Academy for Sport next helped us out by providing their fantastic indoor running track and facilities for the photo shoot.
Thanks to Cameron, who was very accommodating on the shoot, repeating numerous running drills so I could capture motion, fettle with the lighting, and generally make sure the photo shoot went well; capturing the best photography for the publication/photo-brief.