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Adam Hannett, The Botanist Gin, Bruichladdich, Islay.

Adam Hannett, The Botanist Gin, Bruichladdich, Islay.

This image is from a Waitrose Weekend editorial photoshoot at @Bruichladdich on Islay. But it's not the image they used for the 'Meet the Producer' story. The backbone of their copy referred to Ugly Betty, the gin still that they had salvaged from another distillery, so producer Adam Hannett was was first captured in front of it. That shot was banked and would be eventually used. But other choices were required so the subject and camera and lighting were rotated around Ugly Betty and, last frame of the day, I got this image.  

The lighting itself was a mix of ambient and two flash heads, left and right, with grading in photoshop.

Time taken for the shoot was one and a half hours in what was a very long day travelling to Islay and back.

This image of Adam Hannett @thebotanistgin is from 'Menu - People, Place and Gorgeous Food in Camera' at Creative Exchange, 29 Constitution Street, EH6 7BS, until March 8th.