One thing the lockdown has certainly provided us all with is a chance to take a look at the work we have been doing over the last couple of years. Revisiting and editing past work often gives us photographers the chance to tease out some gems and to find our favourites from a job that passed us by in busier times.
So taking a look back at a project last summer for Eurocommercial properties took me back to a time when the energy and buzz of the world of retail was in full swing as opposed to the isolated existence we are now experiencing. No Zoom meetings with views from our lounges but the ebb and flow of everyday life with the freedom of movement we crave a return to.
Mind you, personally I'm not sure my first outing will be to a shopping centre.
Here is a selection of some of my (new) favourite shots from this project in Belgium, France and Italy .
Shooting the Board of Directors and senior management team for Debenhams 2016 Report and accounts gave me the chance to shoot some really nice group shots in an interesting environment, with some room to breathe for a change.
It also gave me the chance of an altogether more illuminating experience, shooting in-store scenarios in my natural reportage style, to cover all kinds of activities from the clothing rails to the make-up counters, featuring a wealth of individuals who drive the business of this retail giant.