Aviva continue their longstanding You Are The Big Picture global marketing campaign with a blitz of activity at London's South Bank Centre this week. They invited me to their City HQ, to take portraits of their staff. These pictures will be digitally projected onto the side of the National Theatre this weekend. For every picture taken, Aviva promised to donate £4 to Street to School. I was given a total of 5 hours over two days, and managed to shoot 172 individual portraits. It was pretty frantic, but everyone was in good humour and enjoyed raising money for a good cause. Office lighting is usually pretty unattractive, but I was required to move too quickly for studio lighting to be practical. So I opted for a mixture of natural light (north-facing floor to ceiling windows were a big help) and a dab of on-camera flash to fill shadows and add sparkle to the eyes.
Here is a selection: