Working closely with Winchester based Interior Designer Emma Hooton (EmmaHooton.com) in her role as a photographic stylist, we sought out the perfect location to shoot antiques for a campaign for Decorative Collective, a favourite online resource for Antique, 20th and 21st Century items for the home and garden.
We were hunting for a location where we could control the light and have a natural patina that would lend itself to the variety of items and products that we would be photographing.
One of the first locations we looked at was a giant wind tunnel near Farnborough, although this wasn’t right for what we were doing at this time, I’d love to return and shoot there in the future, it’s an extraordinary site for location photography, I had no idea how big it was from the images I’d seen and walking into a giant fan built in 1917 where full size aircraft were aero tested is quite an experience.
If you look closely at the first image, you can see Emma the stylist walking into the fan blades
After checking out various sites we decided to shoot in a disused ammunition bunker at the Explosion museum on Naval firepower in Gosport Hampshire this was chosen as the result of another reccie.
I love doing reccies, especially when we find great locations like these.