Most of my work as a London Musicians Photographer is photographing musicians on their own. This provides a variety images that they can use for their publicity. Occasionally I am asked to photograph larger groups of musicians and this is something I absolutely love doing! So I was delighted when 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. In particular they wanted to capture one shot that would be used on the cover of their new CD. This was due for release shortly.
Musicians Portraits amongst the blossom of Wimbledon Common
The weather forecast was highly dubious on the day of the shoot. So we decided to start the photo session at the home of the violinist. We began by 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 used some 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. I’m always impressed by how well they adapt to the different surroundings.
Portrait for a CD Cover
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 please do get in touch. We can book a musicians photography session and create some unique images for you.