Prada at Heathrow Terminal 5

I was commissioned by Prada to document the extraordinary interior styling of their store at Heathrow, before it changes again for the next season. 

Interiors photography for Prada at Heathrow

THE BRIEF

Arriving at a time in the morning that I barely knew existed, I was to shoot a series of wide angle shots of the interior installation of Prada’s store in Heathrow. I had around 15-20 minutes to complete the shoot, as customers should not be waiting, especially given the time-critical nature of airports! The images are used for documentation purposes, as there are so many re-fits and style changes within Prada and the fashion industry as a whole, that it needs to be properly archived for reference and posterity. Colour accuracy and a “realistic” (but wide angle) approach to the imagery was important. Images were to be sent within a few hours.

Prada Heathrow Terminal 5 interior view

Interior fashion photography for Prada

PHOTOTRAPHIC CHALLENGES

To successfully capture images to the brief while working super fast and under pressure, you really need to have done a lot of interiors photography before, and thankfully I’ve got a fair amount of experience. To make things just that little bit tougher, the images needed to be edited, processed and sent within a couple of hours of shooting. I happen to live in a fairly central London location along the Picadilly line, so I was able to begin the editing process on the train, and finish the edits at my editing station in my home office. I have carefully calibrated monitors in a controlled environment, which is essential for accurately reproducing colours in photography.

Interiors photography for a fashion client in London.

Natural light interiors photography for a fashion client in London.

DID THEY LIKE THE IMAGES

The feedback was a simple “perfect”, which works for me!