A challenging commission from Black Sun Design London.
Brief to produce the annual report photography for Europe wide transport company Arriva. With routes all over the UK and Europe the shoot involved traveling to Denmark, Holland, Italy, Portugal, and London.
Apart from my photographic brief I also had to arrange flights and travel plans, plus organize the schedule for the whole shoot, and contacts were prepared for my arrival in each country. Traveling alone for the whole shoot I decided to make Denmark the first stop. Landing in Copenhagen, I boarded a train bound for Jutland where I met my Danish contact.
Arriva operates a rail network in Jutland, I just had a day to get all the shots I needed of the train in scenic locations, and just managed this with seconds to spare, as I needed to catch the next train back to Copenhagen for the onward flight to Holland.
A bus and driver was arranged especially for me to shoot anywhere I needed. I checked around on suitable locations and discovered we were very close to Kinderdiijk, which has an amazing collection of old windmills situated along the side of a canal, plus the road ran alongside, perfect location to take our bus. I made this the plan and captured most of the shots here, unfortunately most of it in the rain, as it absolutely poured down!
On to Bergamo in Italy nex, a lovely Italian town in the Lombardy region.
Out at the crack of dawn next day to meet my contact from the region along with a driver and bus, all ready for me to photograph.
I wanted to photograph the bus in as much dramatic scenery as we could, so the route planned took us up through the mountains to San Pelligrino and back, finally capturing shots around the Bergamo itself, me jumping out many times to get pictures of the bus traveling through some stunning landscape!
Return to London to finish the shoot at some major locations around the capital.