This comment was received following a recent shoot in Liverpool on a derelict office block:
“Im writing this about the quality photographic job you did for me back in June at St Annes House
in Bootle, I apologise here today for telling you it was a shoot for a swanky new restaurant,
where you could take lots of beautiful food shots, but it being based in Bootle you must have
smelt a rat as ‘Swanky’ and ‘Bootle’ just don’t go together...
but the actual shoot itself was for the inside and outside of a derelict death trap of an X Sefton
Council building that was falling down...
Not only did you have to seek out the cocky watchman from a neighbouring building to get the
keys from and gain access through, the guy himself then proceeded to refuse to accompany you
into the building due to the dilapidated state it was in...
But to your credit you soldiered on and visited all the floors in their varying state of shiteness,
including armed I believe, with a head torch for the lower floors which where in total darkness.
You made sense of all this and interpretted the brief far better than I could, as I thought the client
was asking to create something amazing out of what was basically a delelict tip of a building.
And you produced lots of great photographs for the client to review and for me to take the credit
for... Being the seasoned professional you are you know how these things pan out, out of the
brilliant 50-60 photos taken the client then just chooses 2.
Which now sit proudly in their wonderfully designed (by me) sales literature.
So for the professionalism shown in dire conditions and quality of shot taken I would have no
hesitation in recommending you for any photographic work to any of my clients, friends or family
in the future.”
Martin Thornton, Designer