I recently worked on the Sunday Times Best Places For Business supplement featuring my Nottingham corporate photography. Our case study was Olly Betts and his team at OpenWrks who specialise in the technology behind open banking in the Accelerate Places offices. OpenWrks lets customers share data with businesses so they can improve their products and services. It is backed by Blenheim Chalcot.
This style of Nottingham corporate photography relies on producing an image with enough impact to lift a feature otherwise heavy in detailed text. Many young tech based businesses have less formal work environments and a young workforce so a relaxed shot is often called for. Here I found a stack of colourfully branded boxes to use as props. I shot with two brolly flashes using a slow shutter speed which consequently kept the the background from going too dark by retaining some ambient light. There was just enough room in the office (after moving some furniture) to use a long lens to knock some of the background distractions out of focus.
I photographed Olly Betts in that very same office some years ago, again for The Sunday Times. His team was much smaller back then and as you can see, he had to multi-task.