"Forever Creative Photography are great to deal with, and they have listened to my brief across many shoots to produce images are that are fresh and contemporary. The images have certainly improved the profile of the business and often attract admiring comments." Bob Bryant, Humblewood Home Accessories
Homewares, including home decor and home accessories are something we can place in a context of the home very easily as the studio has been developed using a room in what is now a business centre, but was originally a Georgian townhouse. We have two adjoining rooms in this building, using one as a prop store, and the other as a studio.
The studio room has received a lot of love since we moved here originally and some of it's features have been reinstated, and others have been renovated. A wooden floor has been fitted, with accompanying period skirting boards. We use the sash windows in images, generally to suggest their presence so that the focus is more upon the product or scene.
The whole thing comes together to make a great backdrop for 'home' products and an aspirational setting to work with your products, whether it be a lounge, kitchen or bedroom scene. The prop store has a range of modern decor, plants and other objects that we work in to the setting. This also includes a select range of furniture including various vintage and contemporary chairs, a bench, table, chest of drawers.
We don't aim to replicate an entire room, just give a feeling, or a hint of it's interior style. We use a corner of the studio, an alcove, a wall, or for an overhead shot the floor. We have various backgrounds that can be used, and for smaller products we do the same thing but open up to lots of different surfaces and backdrops. We use natural materials and real objects for an authentic look. Such as old wooden panelled doors, we feel this really adds to the story of any image, the lifetime of use really shows in patinas and textures. This pared back approach really helps focus upon your product whilst conveying a lifestyle story to your customer, enabling them to imagine your product in their home.
The cast iron fireplace is right at home set off with a select range of vintage, mid-century, and contemporary props and is regularly used as an interior feature, or to photograph smaller products of home decor upon the mantelpiece.