Out walking Minnie & Pip (my two boisterous and slightly adventurous dogs!), I managed to capture a fantastic snowy Wiltshire scene on the Marlborough Downs. It is on these types of walks I use my time to think about the shoots I have coming up and the styling that will be required for the client. Seeing those gorgeous sheep reminded me about the lovely knit wear #Jules Hogan produces and how much I enjoyed working with her on a recent shoot.
I love my knitwear, so imagine how delighted I was to be commissioned by her #JulesHogan to photograph the latest range. Jules is a true maker, designing and knitting from her studio and is great fun to work with.
She has a clear concept of how the knitwear is to be photographed, emphasising the texture and the wonderful muted colours. The day photographing was full on, with Jules arriving early at the studio with a car load of product and various props. A tight timetable left scarcely a break for coffee let alone lunch. I photographed jumpers, scarves, gloves and throws both on models and in isolation. Because the ‘making’ element is so important, we also set up some still life shots of various tools used during the knitting process and the cones of wool. As the day progressed, Jules was able to review the images, checking that the brief had been fulfilled.
A couple of days later, Jules came back to the studio to go through the final selections. We worked on the exact crops and the finished ‘feel’ of the collection. This kind of commission is a true pleasure, it allows me to use my diverse photographic skills which I throughly enjoy.
Returning to the winter walk theme, out on that frosty morning, I was very glad to be wearing beautiful warm knitwear! :-)