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Scottish Forestry location shoot


On the road again.

Here’s a job that I shot before last summer, it was part of a document for the Scottish Forestry Commission, they were a few things to consider when we undertook this job, travel (see map in road trip snaps bit), timings (we had to be able to photograph everyone on the list so when it rained a bit of sitting in the car and hoping for a clear 10 mins was in order so we could then travel on to the next subject) and the inclusion of branding and space for text if needed in the composition of the photograph (see first two images below, I’ve included these in colour just for the blog, the job was mono, see the statement from the designer, but I included colour files as well, in case the client needed colour versions). Here’s a few words from Debbie-

Whitenoise Creative was commissioned to design the Forestry Commission Scotland Strategic Strategy for 2013 – 2016.

The document describes the role and strategic directions for Scotland’s National Forest Estate and it was an important part of the publication to make the vital link between the Estate and those who look after.

Michael captured the character of some of the forestry staff and the role they play within the organisation. Through dramatic black and white photography, shot on locations throughout Scotland from Dumfries & Galloway through to Inverness, the shots form the perfect chapter introductions to the themed chapters throughout the publication.

As ever Michael’s humour and insight always makes for a fun shoot. Working to tight timescales he put his subjects at ease and delivered some stunning results that help to tell the story of Scotland’s National Forest Estate.

The job was a pleasure to work on, everyone joined in with the idea of what the document was trying to achieve and the feedback from Scottish Forestry was one of a satisfied client.

Hope you like the shots (thanks Dan) and all the technical info is in the road trip snaps piece below, another publication is out in print.

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