Portrait photo shoot at the Guinness Storehouse
Another week and another blog post, this time about a portrait photo shoot at the Guinness Storehouse. Part of the appeal of being a photographer for me is the fact that I get to work with some very creative people. Two weeks ago I had a mini-shoot organised with a talented designer and prop maker Pedro. Pedro and I are planning to cooperate on a concept shoot shortly and I thought it may be of benefit to meet and exchange some ideas in person beforehand.
Instead of having a sit-down meeting we had a brief shoot at St. James Gate Brewery, home to Dublin’s Guinness Storehouse. It proved to be a very productive afternoon in terms of creative ideas discussed, a new location scoped out and some cool portraits taken along the way. Time well spent indeed!
Guinness is an iconic Irish stout, aka ‘the black stuff’, the one that ‘is good for you’ and ‘makes you strong’ as the legend of the famous 1930s slogans has it. It is little surprise then that the visitor centre at the Guinness Storehouse is such a popular tourist destination.
The area around the Storehouse is also a fantastic location for an urban photo shoot. There’re many features that make this location so appealing: cobbled streets, early industrial architecture, an impressive steel construction at the back of the brick façade, and even its characteristic narrow tramways. I can only imagine how wonderful the place would look on a foggy morning, but that’s an idea for another shoot…
Below are some of the images from our photo session with Pedro.