Food and interiors photography for Shepherd Neame
Following a three-month refurbishment and expansion project costing £1.2 million, I was asked to shoot a new menu as part of a day of food and interiors photography for Shepherd Neame at The Ship & Trades in Chatham.
A large glass extension has been added to the ground floor and an outside area has also been upgraded to include new undercover seating with heating. The pub and hotel has been given a complete makeover with the new decor inspired by the building’s nautical heritage.
The brief for the food required a consistent and compact set and lighting style to allow for the bespoke website design and text overlays. We worked in a blacked out corner of the ground floor to avoid strong sunlight, making our way through 14 dishes over 3-4 hours.
I was also tasked with shooting refurbished bedrooms, with fellow photographer Jason Dodd photographing the bar, restaurant and exteriors. Five new en-suite rooms have been added to the first floor, two with waterfront balconies , taking the total number of rooms to 15.
The Ship & Trade was acquired by Shepherd Neame in 2001, and this latest project forms part of an investment of £8.6 million on refurbishment. The pictures we shoot for Shepherd Neame are for websites, annual reports, trade magazines and other forms internal and external promotional marketing.
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