Stay warm this winter
We have recently had a number of clients come in with products that will keep you cosy and warm through the winter months.
Oh… my! Kidswear is a new fashion label created by Johnathon Swead and Anna Davies. The idea was to create a ‘quintessentially British brand with an eccentric twist.’ They combine simple lines with fabulous, eye-catching design details. Those striking designs on high-quality fabric make their clothing unique.
Bright colours and bold patterns. To capture this in their photography and infuse life into their product requires intense attention to detail and excellent lighting. With our machines these challenges are simplified a great deal making the shooting process smoother, more efficient and more effective.
We absolutely love this pairing of the simplicity of the cut with the complexity of design and print that makes these stand out.
William Yeoward is considered one of the design scene’s leading creative forces, famed for creating elegance and comfort at home. Designer of truly beautiful products including furniture, crystal, lighting and many other accessories. We love his gorgeous upholstery and curtain fabrics and soft furnishings.
They sent in five carpets the biggest of which was over two metres wide and 3 metres long. Such a vast product presents a rather obvious problem. As we helped carry the rugs in from the van we worried. These were the biggest things we had ever shot.
In the end we were worrying over nothing. Admittedly heavy, awkward but we all piled in to help. And with two people to lift and style then hold in place on our flatbed table and another to shoot it was remarkably simple.
For these we took four shots, and in post-production comped the final image together, giving the full image. For items lie this our horizontal machine is perfect and it is a relatively simple and easy process to post-produce these into one cohesive image ready for use online.
Intricate patterns aligned with intense, even opulent, colours set St Piece apart.
St Piece are a London based design studio specialising in luxury silk scarves and accessories for men and women. Founded in 2013 St Piece designs in their London studio before sending off to be printed and individually hand-rolled in Cheshire.
Their goal is to create ‘beautiful painting on luxury canvases of silk and cashmere’. And we might suggest they succeed.
Miss D boutique is a beautiful boutique store that sells fabulous, beautiful plus sized women’s clothing. These clothes have a focus on quality, and they are designed around people.
We love their range, from bold patterns to simplistic understated and elegant colours.
However, they had a problem, which was getting good photograph that shows the cut and style of the clothing on mannequin. With Plus-sized clothing still being a small (though growing) part of the fashion market, not every studio has a mannequin large enough and unless they want to spend a large amount of money purchasing one (then finding a place to store it and organising to get it to the studio for each shoot) their options were limited.
However, when they found out we had a plus-sized mannequin in our studio they were delighted.
We wheeled our mannequin into place by our vertical machine and set to work. The results… excellent.
The Braided rug company is based in Aberdovey in Wales. Small factories have been making braided rugs in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains for the last 100 years. They imitate the rag rugs made by the early settlers on the east coast of America, and are a true design classics.
But more than that, they are beautiful to look at, and tremendously practical as well. The rugs they sell are the real thing, and they have uncompromising quality standards.
The yarns are spun, dyed into a rainbow of colours, and then woven into braids. These braids are then sewn by artisans (who often sign their work). This process isn’t quick, but the results are incredible.
They sent in a selection of accessories, coasters and table runners. These beautiful products come in a plethora of fabulous colours and designs that we just loved. Shooting these traditionally can be tedious. The braids allow for a small space between the weave, which when removing the background from the imagery is immensely time consuming. However, with our Styleshoot machines this problem is nullified. They automatically identify and remove the background, creating a neat cut-out PNG ready for use online or in catalogue.
Selvedge has been using our services for a while now, and we really love receiving products from them. Their products range from dolls, to gorgeous scarves and throws. It is really nice to have customers like Selvedge, the products are amazing, and by working closely with them, we are able to give them exactly what they want.
There are many sides to every story and Selvedge is dedicated to finding and nurturing textiles from every angle life. All of us are inundated with textile sensation, from the moment we are taken and wrapped in our first blanket. It is a uniting aspect of all humanity and one that cannot be underrated.
It began as a small collection of textiles and designers. But has over the years grown into a haven of rarified textiles and esoteric treasures. Behind every item – whether a handmade candle or antique table linen is a story worth hearing.
The various nature of the items we needed to shoot for Selvedge was no problem with the machines. The versatility of the upright and horizontal together make what could otherwise have been a difficult and painful process quicker, and easier.