Today’s shoot was for a new client, they are a PR rep for a really great company called www.clos-o-mat.com
The company help provide disabled people to use public facilites with ease. So not your typical shoot, but then all my work is so varied. This is why I love what I do! (Variety is the spice of life apparently lol).
Thinking like a wheelchair user I could not imagine how difficult it must be not knowing if there would be any public restrooms that could cater for wheelchair access on a day out. Having to ‘hold it in’ is a horrible feeling, but invisage doing that on a daily basis I think it would be a nightmare!!
Well Closo-Mat help overcome this by providing new tech to enable wheelchair users access these taken for granted ‘daily musts’.
Today it was my task to go capture the restroom and its surroundings to show the local area and its location within, to accompany the photography of the new tech.
Tilgate Lakes and the Nature Centre are a family favourite, my twin children simply love coming to this venue, to visit animals, to walk around the lakes, to sit and enjoy ice creams and to run on the vast green areas. (Not to mention the playground) .
I had to show the space that the tech needed in my photography, how the changing bed comes down and effects the area of the room and its ability to assist the user with the hoist.
Particular challenges in photography is lighting and space. To overcome these issues today I utilised a wide angle lens, Canon EF14mm f2.8l ii usm lens to be exact. I also lit the interior using a very top secret method, which you’ll notice is quite natural looking.
The local council attended (Crawley Borough Council) http://www.crawley.gov.uk and were keen to help but also to see how I could show this facility in my imagery. As a professional commercial photographer I had the neccesary techniques and technology to overcome all the challenges that this job threw at me. Within an hour I was gone and here are some of the images I captured.