Mews Studio: London
Ask any photographer about his or her procedures and methods and you’ll find obsessive and superstitious behavior related to the creation of photographs.
For me, I strictly adhere to working on an empty stomach, to the point of only drinking coffee before a session.
On occasion I’ll break this rule when circumstances are extraordinary, such as having a long leisurely lunch with some chums on a crisp autumn afternoon and when my lunch mates include some of London’s finest photographers like Julian Cornish-Trestrail, Paul Freeman, and Julian Calverley.
In this case, I was powerless to resist course after course of magnificent Indian cuisine in a little restaurant located near Paddington Station.
Knowing in advance that I’d be stuffed to the gills, I arranged for my subject to meet us near the restaurant so that I would only have to waddle just one block.
As it turned out the location that I selected wasn’t nearly as good as the mews that I cut through on the way to the meeting place. The subject, Keith, was flexible and we retraced my steps and started working in a magical spot that has a look that you’d only find in this magnificent city.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer specializing in creating environmental on-location portraits and corporate photo libraries for blue chip companies.