Event photography – Clive Christian Launch L Perfume at Fortnam & Masons
Last night was another one of those nights that you once you know you are going to, you just can’t wait for the time to come around. I’m lucky that I get a chance to do event photography with such a prestigious brand like Clive Christian quite often, and when I am the only photographer at their official launch of their newest men’s and women’s perfume “L” within the private drawing rooms at Fortnum & Masons, I know that the pressure is on! From the very start of the evening though I knew it was going to be a fun night of event photography for me, plus I always like it when all of the staff call me sir! 6:30 came by really quickly and there was then a constant stream of some of London’s most fashionably elite walking through the doors, chatting with friends and networking, but mainly just eager to smell the latest scent from Clive Christian’s prestigious Private Collection. As soon as Clive and Victoria Christian the entered the room, the crowd were silent and waited on tenter hooks for the presentation to begin. After explaining a little about the history of the company and how they revolutionised the world of luxury perfume originally from this very room when they launched their very first scent, Victoria along with Keith and Tamara (who work within the Clive Christian’s area at Fortnum & Masons) started to spray the scent and fan it throughout the room and across the audience whilst their eyes were closed and a string quartet played softly in the background and original piece that had been commissioned for Clive Christian themselves. The audience were then invited to purchase bottles of the latest fragrance whilst Clive and Victoria mingled with their guests and signed individual bottles with a personal message. My job of shooting the whole event was made all that much easier with the fact that everyone wanted to have their photo taken to show that they were at the event as well as having a quick snap next to Clive and Victoria themselves. The night as a whole I believe was a massive success and I was very pleased that I had the opportunity to shoot the event photography again. Can’t wait for their next event now!