BLOG 2019


The Hilton Bankside hotel in London hosted the 27th year of the The London institute of Banking and Finance Pro Share awards, and my 13th year of covering them. The venue is in the Southwark district of London and with over 500 guests was going to be a busy evening for myself and colleague Nick...
The photography coverage is to document the build up to the evening with guests arriving, the pre dinner speeches, this year hosted by TV personality Ben Shephard. The main evenings photography is to capture the all important awards, covering the jubilation as the winners are greeted by Ben and then the posed for group photographs with the awards. The location of the stage was perfect as I had a lot of flexibility in my location and the bright and glittering stage display provided a great backdrop of tower blocks at night in which to capture the awards winners for their photograph with Ben and Gabbi Stopp, the chair of Pro Share.

There were over 25 awards including highly commended companies who had excelled during the last year in Share plan enterprise and innovation. Kit wise I had the full frame D4S with the 70-200mm and 50mm 1.4 lens and the full frame D850 with 14-24mm wide zoom on, between them they covered candids, group photos and some of the wider interior and exterior photographs. It was also the Profoto A1 on and off camera portable studio flash that provided the general candids during the pre awards ceremony drinks in and around the hotel. The photos will be used for Pro Share's marketing and also be sent to the guests that attended the evening as a memento.