My name is Patryk and I am the newest addition to Capture House. I am 22 years old and have a photographic background, although I'd like to think of myself as an all round creative!
I have joined Capture House after a crazy year of figuring life out as a recent graduate, which consisted of helping out on Michelin star restaurant photo shoots, exhibiting work all around the country (*cough* Winning an Award *cough*), loading baggage onto planes and photographing fancy cars for 5 months.
Photographically, I am a keen still-life and product photographer, mainly because inanimate objects listen and don't blink.
I have been at Capture House for just over two weeks and have done a range of exciting things from designing a website to photographing food at one of our sister companies, The Market House. Two weeks in and I have already made a friend, a friend that until now was my enemy, Adobe Illustrator. The people here aren't too bad either. It turns out that Illustrator is actually is a pretty impressive piece of software, nothing like Photoshop, which I know well, although I'm looking forward to being able to learn many more new things.
Being new to the area, one of my tasks has allowed me to see how mesmerising Dunmow is. I've been asked to edit a few images of the historic market town, which will then be used as postcards. I went all out and decided to use all my skills to make this town look its best, even if it meant changing what nature had in mind. Here is a before and after:
My first solo adventure was an architecture shoot in London! I have been sent on a photoshoot for a steelwork company, Hadham Engineering. On the day, I have been taken around the city, visiting impressive buildings, one with a stunning, 360 view over east London.
The weather has treated us well, resulting in short sleeve shirts and some really nice photos.
All this was in my first week and a half at the Company, the more recent highlight was definitely food photography at The Market House, our sister company. Having worked with food before, I was excited for this shoot as I knew it involved nibbling on the food after it has been photographed, and still life is my kind of thing so I thought it was a good opportunity to test myself outside the studio and use my portable lighting kit. Not only the food was tasty, it was good looking too. The chef did a wonderful job dishing it.
So I'd say it was a successful start to this journey. Hopefully there will be many more interesting shoots and projects to come and I am looking forward to learning new things from everyone at The House Group.