August 2013. Client: thepinkgroup – Sedus
Sedus filled an eight storey building in Croydon with office furniture and before everyone came in and sat down I photographed it for them. On some of the images I used the daylight, flash and artificial lighting in the same shot *. The artificial light was on a power-saving-eco-setting that would only come on once the motion detectors were triggered. I was on my own on the seventh floor so once the camera was set up on the tripod I put the self timer on 20 seconds, clicked the shutter, then ran around the empty building waving my arms frantically for the next 19 seconds to get the lights to switch on. I may have alarmed the neighbours.
* (I corrected the white balance in Lightroom and exported three versions of the same same shot to merge together in Photoshop)