Ian & Hanna

Ian & Hanna

“These are incredible. We’ve been welling up looking through them all. Thank you so much for the extra images. You’ve captured the moment and the evening beautifully. Thank you for making our moment extra special and one now that we’ll never forget…You were really wonderful and made the experience extra special. Thank you so much!”

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TAXAND (2)

WORKSHOP PHOTOGRAPHY
@ L'Hôtel du Collectionneur, Paris


“Thank you so much for the photographs – they’re amazing and give a really good taste of the event! Huge thanks for all your hard work…, it really was a pleasure working with you.”

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Documentary of another team building session from TAXAND’s Paris event, at l’Hôtel du Collectionneur. This particular workshop focused on group-based problem solving.

The workshop concluded with a large group portrait, which we tried in a couple of locations, including the hotel’s curved staircases leading to the event foyer.

TAXAND (7)

TEAM BUILDING
@ Parc Monceau, Paris


“Thank you so much for the photographs – they’re amazing and give a really good taste of the event! Huge thanks for all your hard work…, it really was a pleasure working with you.”

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Reportage photographs from a company run around Paris’s Parc Monceau for the BARTH SYNDROME FOUNDATION in which around 60 TAXAND employees and associates participated.

TAXAND (6)

NETWORKING PHOTOGRAPHY
@ Hippodrome ParisLongchamp, Paris


“Thank you so much for the photographs – they’re amazing and give a really good taste of the event! Huge thanks for all your hard work…, it really was a pleasure working with you.”

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This post-conference outing was the main social event from TAXAND’s global summit. which took place at the Hippodrome ParisLongchamp. In addition to the bet placing and race watching, there were several themed amusement games for team building, which were nice to photograph.

The races occurred only every half and hour, so I had to be sure to be outside on the spectator terrace in time for each passing of the horses. To tell the story of the event in one image, I really looked for a shot that incorporated the race horses and also the business-outing element of the occasion.

TAXAND (5)

WORKSHOP PHOTOGRAPHY
@ L'Hôtel du Collectionneur, Paris


“Thank you so much for the photographs – they’re amazing and give a really good taste of the event! Huge thanks for all your hard work…, it really was a pleasure working with you.”

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Asides the main conference and the social networking events, TAXAND’s multi-day summit included many workshops which took place at the hosting hotel and also ARSENE TAXAND’s nearby office spaces. The turnout’s for each workshop varied day to day, so as always, in the case of fewer participants, I sought angles that always gave the impression of a full-room ; as a corporate event photographer, this is always important to keep in mind, as the “bigger” each occasion looks, the more options the client will have, when selecting photographs for marketing purposes.


TAXAND (3)

NETWORKING PHOTOGRAPHY
@ L'Hôtel du Collectionneur, Paris


“Thank you so much for the photographs – they’re amazing and give a really good taste of the event! Huge thanks for all your hard work…, it really was a pleasure working with you.”

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The first of two networking evenings from TAXAND’s 5-day annual global event, at l’Hôtel du Collectionneur. This particular cocktail event took place in the hotel’s basement foyer, just outside where the main conference would be held the following day.

Despite there being virtually no available light, due to extremely high ceilings, I was rarely able to use flash effectively, and so mainly worked with a 50mm prime lens, finding angles which granted enough available light. When taking candid portraits of groups up close, if possible I tend to avoid using flash in any case, as the light falling on subjects at different distances from the lens will inevitably be unbalanced.

TAXAND

WORKSHOP PHOTOGRAPHY
@ L'Hôtel du Collectionneur, Paris


“Thank you so much for the photographs – they’re amazing and give a really good taste of the event! Huge thanks for all your hard work…, it really was a pleasure working with you.”

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Workshop photography from the opening days of TAXAND’s 5-day annual global event, at Paris’s 5-star Hôtel du Collectionneur. These team building exercises kicked-off with an ice-breaker perfume workshop by MOLINARD, before moving onto industry related group work.

THE EUROPEAN SOCIAL NETWORK (ESN)

CONFERENCE PHOTOGRAPHY
@ D.A.S.E.S, Paris



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I was hired by the ESN, a non-profit organisation supported by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation, to document an international workgroup meeting in collaboration with VILLE DE PARIS.

The assigned event space - a very small lecture room - being poorly lit and visually inappropriate, the client requested I focus on closeups and take shots which showed the occasion but not the room. Not an easy task, especially with very limited shooting options, none of which offering any opportunity to distance myself from the subjects and “frame” guests with a narrow depth of field (as would have been appropriate). However, as a professional photographer, such tasks requiring “working with what you’ve got”, offer an element of challenge which is essential for keeping you on your toes.