Fulbourn based piano company Edelweiss presented us with a challenge.
Having completed a Flugel G66 Classic for a client based in London, the piano was carefully packed and loaded by Butlersmith and brought over for studio photography before a Christmas delivery deadline, giving us a day to capture the beauty and ellegance of the gold and black gloss boudoir grand.
Glossy products are one the hardest finishes to capture, and this was no exception, being jet black.
It was quite evident as soon as it was positioned on the infinty curve that most surfaces of the piano were reflecting everything around the studio, but with carful lighting, black flags and polorised lights and filter, we came up with the shots required, after a long day.
Edelweiss is a British family owned company founded in 1975 in a small backroom by John Roy Norman, Ross Norman says "From the day Grandpa Roy started us down this journey by rebuilding some of the finest pianos in the world under our sister brand, 1066 Pianos; we are the sole British manufacturer of premium quality custom pianos" with our head office in Cambridge and our London showroom on the third floor in Harrods, Knightsbridge, we are proud to fly the flag for great British manufacturing, exceptional service and product excellence".
All pianos are designed and built at the workshop in Cambridge, UK