Most of my work as a London Musicians Photographer is photographing musicians on their own, to provide a variety images that they can use for their publicity. Occasionally I am asked to photograph larger groups of musicians – something I absolutely love doing. So I was delighted when the The Aquinas Piano Trio got in touch to book a musicians photography session. They are a very successful and busy chamber music group and they needed some new publicity photos. The objective of the shoot was to get a mixture of formal and informal shots of the group and in particular to capture one that would be used on the cover of their new CD, due for release shortly.
The weather forecast was highly dubious on the day of the shoot, so we started off at the home of the violinist using the piano as a focal point for the first set of photographs. After moving into the garden for a few shots we could see a break in the rain approaching so we whizzed up to Wimbledon Common and managed to get some photos using the most wonderful trees in blossom as a backdrop
As a musicians photographer in London I like to keep a very flexible approach to each shoot. One way to do this is by finding a good balance of shots with and without their instruments. We can usually find a way of capturing the personality of the musicians in a variety of different situations and I’m always impressed by how well they adapt to the different surroundings.
And that was the case with the Aquinas Piano Trio – we had such a fun morning together and I can’t wait to listen to their CD when it comes out.
If you’re in a chamber group and need new publicity images for a special project you have coming up, please do get in touch and book a musicians photography session on 07813 816335 or firstname.lastname@example.org