Published on Tue Dec 7, 2010 by David J Colbran
I was recently commissioned by Splendid Communications of London to photograph prize winners for end client Endsleigh Insurance. The publicity event was called the 'Ultimate Student Party' and the winners were given all the things that make a party go off: a kicking soundsystem, DJs, bouncers and some vouchers for food and drink. Obviously the challenge was to get images that showed the party in a good light and didn't attract any negative press - so no overt drunkness and few if any alcohol drinks or branding on show. Tricky when it comes to students, but thanks go out to the party-goers who were helpful and cooperative and the professional Birmingham security team from Leon Security Services.
Images featured across social media networks and were received very well by the commissioning PR exectutive:
"David the photos are absolutely spot on, better then any of the other photographers I’ve hired for the other partys!" Tim at Splendid Communications.
A couple of weeks ago I was honoured to be asked to present and exhibit some of my artworks at the “Unmasked” Digifest and annual research conference 2021, based in Durban, South Africa
A lot of my recent commissions have been as a construction photographer in Merseyside and beyond. I've worked for both development companies and directly for manufacturers as their products are being installed on site.
"As a new business, it was very important to me to get the right publicity photographs for my marketing materials. When I met David, he listened carefully to what I was trying to achieve with my brand, and then produced fabulous photographs that were exactly what I needed. He was extremely professional throughout but also nice and friendly. Myself and my clients found it easy to relax with him, which was essential to create the right vibe for the shoot. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone."