I had the pleasure of making a new environmental portrait of Matt Perry, Principal Timpani of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for the ongoing, award winning #MyISMis campaign for the Incorporated Society of Musicians.
Shot on location in Cadogan Hall in Chelsea (the home of the RPO) the main hall provided a perfect stage and backdrop to create an formal, yet immersive portrait of Matt and his timpani. I built up a false but effective new centre stage position for Matt's sonic tools (normally tucked away at the rear of an orchestra) as I wanted a suggestion of Cadogan Hall's lovely period architecture to fall in to the frame and help focus the viewer to Matt's assured stance.
During this process of building the stage, I also discovered the music stand L.E.Ds - heaven for accenting the photograph...
Thank you ISM, Matt, the RPO, Cadogan Hall and Simon Frais who helped me move all the equipment around. If you would like to see the whole #MyISMis portrait series, please click Dr Sally Garden below.