Whitby Abbey Vampire World Record Photography

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Ancient warriors march through York city centre for annual festival

To celebrate the 125th anniversary for Bam Stoker’s book Dracula, Whitby Abbey hosted a world record attempt.

They aimed to beat a decade long record of people dressed as vampires. They beat the record by over 300 with a total of 1,369 people.

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York Press, YorkMix

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York Viking Festival 2022 Photography

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Ancient warriors march through York city centre for annual festival

JORVIK Viking Centre, a tourist attraction based in York, hosted its annual Viking Festival.

The festival kicked off on Saturday 28th May with a march from York Minster, through Coppergate and on to the Eye of York where a battle was reenacted.

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York Press

 

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Samuel L Jackson press photography

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First to publish. Featured in national news

On Sunday 23 January 2022, Samuel L Jackson was filming in Leeds for the upcoming Marvel series for Disney Plus, Secret Invastion. He will reprise his role as Nick Fury for the series.

Client
Local and national media

Service
Press photography

The work

We wanted to capture Samuel L Jackson whilst he was filming, along with many other photographers representing national and local media organisations.

After a short while of no activity and a bit of scouting, we found a location where we could see Samuel L Jackson. Our experience for working quickly at events allowed us to be the first to post a picture of the star on Twitter.

It has been picked up by BBC News, Metro and The Scotsman.

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Chris Rankin at The Potions Cauldron and The Hole In Wand Photography

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A press photoshoot at two of York's most magical venues

The Potions Cauldron and The Hole in Wand, ran by York business partners Phil Pinder and Ben Fry, have brought a special magic to York with their magical apothecary and wizard themed golf.

The level of magic increased when they brought Chris Rankin, the actor who played Percy Weasley (older brother of Ron Weasley) in the Harry Potter series to spend some time at their two business.

The brief

The client wanted a range of photos from both venues that could be used on their social media, as well as in press releases.

We only had one hour with Chris, so we needed to move fast to get all of the shots.

In addition to the photos, they also wanted a short video. We asked our partner, Alex Brown, to come and support us. This video is still in production and will be shared later.

The work

We arrived one hour before Chris was due, so we could visit both venues and see what we were working with.

This allowed us to pre-plan our shots and work faster once Chris has arrived and maximised the amount of work we could deliver.

We were able to deliver all of the photos on the same day to allow the press release to be sent the following day.

The brief

As well as video, the client wanted a video from each venue of Chris enjoying the attractions.

They wanted the videos to be short enough to perform well on social media, as well as teasing viewers about the hidden aspects of their attractions.

The work

We partnered up with Alex Brown Media to create the videos. Alex joined us on the shoot and was able to direct Chris in the short time we had him.

The videos were created with the magical style is expected from the two magical businesses, so they fit right in on their social media and can be used on their website.

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York Ghost Merchants Photography

A man holding a York Ghost Merchants ghost up to his face, with just his face and hands lit

Press photography

Maintaining brand style
when working with a new client

York Ghost Merchants is a York-based independent business that has grown exponentially over the last few years. They produce unique handmade ghost figures that are released in their shop and online weekly.

They have a very distinctive brand and we were delighted to work with them and to take on the challenge of maintaining their brand through our photography

The brief

Consulting firm PW Does, who were working with York Ghost Merchants, approached us for press photography needed for York Ghost Week 2021.

They wanted to show ghosts that would be available to find around the city. These photos needed to be within the brand style of York Ghost Merchants.

Additionally, York Ghost Week included an exhibition at York Mansion House. They required photography and a short video to camera discussing the exhibition.

The work

To create the dark and moody look for York Ghost Merchant’s style, we had to get a little bit creative with lighting. Their model was only available during the day and they wanted authentic York street style in the shots.

Using an off-camera flash, we were able to bring the light down, whilst still keeping the models and products clear.

For the filming, we set up in a small space in York Mansion House using two cameras and a single light.

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Young Traders Market photography

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Celebrating young traders at Shambles Market

The annual Young Traders Market at Shambles Market in York is part of a national competition. Traders in York are invited to the day to compete to make it to the finals.

The brief

Make It York needed photos of each entrant of the Young Traders competition, as well as photos of the winner with sponsors and stakeholders.

The work

We were able to send the fully edited photos to Make It York to use the same day in a press release.

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The York BID Through The Window Display Photography​

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The York BID Through The Window Display Photography

The York BID have brightened up an empty shop in York for winter. They have taken over the old Debenhams on Davygate and filled it with scenes from movies including Narnia, Aladdin and The Little Mermaid.

We were asked to photograph the opening night for their press photos, as well as for their website, social media and future publications.

Client: The York BID

Service: Photography

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York Christmas Light Switch On 2020 Photography​

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York Christmas Light Switch On 2020 Photography

York’s Christmas Light Switch On was slightly different this year. There were no crowds and entertainment, no markets and mulled wine.

As well as asking us to support with thier Christmas Light Switch On video, we also provided photography for their social media, press and marketing.

Client: Visit York

Service: Photography

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O+M Snowhome shop photography

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O+M Snowhome shop photography

Two independent York business were combining into the new O+M Snowhome shop on Gillygate in York.

We partnered with PW Does to provide the photography for their press release, as well as their website and social media. 

Client: O+M Snowhome

Service: Press photography

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Ainsty Ales reopening photoshoot

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Ainsty Ales COVID-19 reopening photoshoot

Like many business, Ainsty Ales in York had to react and adapt to the new normal left behind by Coronavirus. For them, this meant creating a new outdoor seating area at thier brewery and tap room.

We were able to support them with photography for their website and social media, as well as pictures for their press release.

Client: Ainsty Ales

Service: Press photography

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