Every now and then I’ll be booked for short blocks of time where I have to produce images for specific aspects of an event. Last week I was asked to spend a few hours at a client exhibition stand during the Association of Surgeons South Africa (ASSA) Sages Congress held at the Durban ICC. The client wanted me to take photos of their stand at the congress and also try to catch some interaction between their staff and the people visiting the stand. My approach to doing this kind of work is to act like a reporter with a camera, but to be as discrete and unobtrusive as possible. Basically I am there to document what’s going on and only when I am asked will I pose people for specific shots.
The following afternoon the client asked me to meet them down at the LaVue floating restaurant which is moored at Wilson’s Wharf in the Durban harbour. This restaurant is basically an enormous converted catamaran with two decks of tables and booths where diners can enjoy the sights and sounds of Africa’s busiest port. I was initially supposed to spend the entire evening with them onboard the yacht but at the last minute they decided that they only needed me to provide a few shots of them at the venue, onboard the yacht and having fun. Flexibility is a key element of my offering as a photographer so I was happy to oblige. Also there’s only so many photos you can take of people having dinner. :)
Here are some of the pics from this booking. If you’d like to book me for your corporate event please get in touch and I’ll be happy to give you a competitive quote.