Matt Perry / Principal Timpani RPO

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...

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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.