We like the new style for jewellery shoots that we developed with Hannah Griffiths
Ciate London product photographer Tiina Erameri says:
It’s not often that packshots dominate the press – but clearly OK magazine liked my shot since they filled the online article page with two of them. I’m flattered that over four years of collaboration with Ciate is really starting to show. I’d like to believe that strong still-life photography has played a large part in their to growth into a fully-grown cosmetics brand.
Photographer Tiina Erameri:
“I can’t believe it’s been four years already since Ciate London came to me with their fantastic beauty product range. Back then, they only did nail varnish and accessories, but since then they’ve launched an entire colour cosmetics range and collaborated with several celebrities. So there have been many hectic shoot days, samples that have just arrived and product photography that needed to be done by tomorrow. I’ve shot urgent packshots as well as complex creative lifestyle images. We make a great team, and here’s to many more years to come!”
Studio Erameri has done the packshots and studio lifestyles for Lottie London since their launch. The cosmetics brand went straight into Superdrug and has been selling incredibly well since the start. We’d like to take some credit for making it easy for a new brand to take off fast.
Fast turnaround of the product photography has been the key to keeping a large retailer happy. Beauty products often cannot be mocked up, so the packshot needs to be done when the product is already shipping to the retailers. So understandably there’s only a couple of days window to get the images to them. And the images need to be consistent and professional every time.
Photographer Tiina Erameri says:
Cosmetics packaging always presents some challenges to the photographer. Especially tricky are reflective materials like plastic and metal. But I’m are used to shooting jewellery, which is nothing but reflections, so for me personally this is easy and I can shoot as fast as I would shoot a simpler item. I never rely on post-production because that would just slow the delivery of the images. So I shoot the products well, and then the images are ready with the minimal amount of retouching – often just a dust clean and a cut-out.
Adam Kenny-Singh in August 2016 on LinkedIn:
“My company is now a top 10 best seller on Amazon. Hard work and persistence is paying off.”
“Thank you Tiina Erameri … the photos you did for have been admired by a lot of people!”
“Adam came to me desperate. I was the 5th photographer he was trying out. So I had a feeling this guy just might make it since he’s willing to try so hard and clearly has vision. For me his products were not difficult to shoot. I mean, they are, but I’ve dealt with metallic sheen so many times that for me it’s routine (I do product photography for jewellery and other beauty brand clients). I get the greatest satisfaction from my work when I know I’ve made a positive contribution to the success of other people.”
We are happy to announce that the move to the new premises went well. The new studio space is 50% larger with super high ceilings, so only the sky’s the limit to creating fantastic photography.
And ta daa… we have free on-street parking very near.
The address is: 180 Ilderton Road, SE15 1NT, London.
Our new client Crepe Records just Launched their website a few days ago on 31st July 2015.
Photographer Tiina Erameri says:
It was a great shoot and it was a pleasure collaborate with Manisha and Justin. They’ve managed to create a clothing label that has both genuine urban chic and ethical values. Have a look trough their website and our fashion photography at Crepe Records website. You’ll find some T-shirts with bags of original character! The outdoor shoot was done at Studio Erameri’s surroundings in Bermondsey, London and product shots in the studio.
Our new client Karizia deserves the best in photography to match their precision in jewellery making. Their product range is available now for retailers. See more of the photography style we developed for them and the full range at Karizia.it
The image background on the packshots is transparent to blend it in seamlessly into the background gradient on their website design.
We had the pleasure of being invited to take some event PR shots and meet the suppliers at the prestigious Supply & Buy event held today at the Westbury hotel’s Exhibition Gallery in London’s Mayfair. See some of the event shots below. Thank you all for the warm reception and we hope to see many of the brands soon in front of the camera at the studio for some lovely product photography.
Supply & Buy is an exclusive business event that brings together developing beauty/grooming, bath + body, fragrance, fragrance, hair and accessories brands with leading department store, specialist outlets and online buyers from many of the UK’s best-known retailers. It is the leading UK event for brands seeking prestige retail distribution in beauty and its related categories.
– Jonathan Charles, Temperley Media Ltd
Hold on to your seats, it’s all change for e-commerce again! For a long time, advertisers have been looking for the best way to connect printed media to digital media. Studio Erameri had the pleasure to meet Patrick Hall, the Founder of Viadot, developers of the new exciting app that has the potential to finally really let consumers directly connect printed advertising to online purchasing. Viadot works with most print media like a poster, newspaper ad or a leaflet taking the user to the relevant thing they want to buy or know more about.
Why are we so excited about Viadot? The app works via image recognition and therefore doesn’t need an ugly QR code. Any photograph or design layout will do. As photographers, we prefer it of course when the image and design is not too cluttered with technical bits.
This also opens up entirely new opportunities to connect products sold in printed media directly to the online store. With a QR code that would have been very ugly indeed since every image would need its own code – that’s why it never took off properly.
The app is free for retailers and consumers, retailers just pay a small commission per transaction. More info: https://www.viadot.com/
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