I was asked recently to produce some photography for a winery in the South of France called Domaine Sainte Rose. Run by Charles and Ruth they produce a wide range of very high quality wine.
If you enjoy a glass of wine then you should check out the website at http://www.sainterose.com
After accepting the commission I waited with anticipation for the UPS van to arrive with three cases of wine including white, rose and a selection of red. All the way from the South of France to a snowy and cold Northern Ireland.
The brief was to produce photographs for the online store which is quite a technical task from a lighting point of view and to produce photographs with some style to them. This is the most difficult part of the work as I wanted to show the wines in a sympathetic setting. I also wanted to produce a couple of slightly more quirky photographs where I would break some of the traditional photography rules.
The product photographs look like this
For what became known as the style photographs this is what I produced.
All of the style photographs were photographed in this setting to allow the wine to stand out and to give a consistency to the imagery for brand and marketing unity. As an example of some of the other photographs I took here is one below.
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