Wine bottle styling & photography for several different wineries on behalf of Bottleshots Photography. The fun part with this is matching the props to the mood and purpose of the finished image..
For Paul Conti’s Fronti – a late harvest muscat with a gorgeous salmon colour and very light spritz – the brief was to harness the classic food pairings of prosciutto & melon and strawberries & brie, with the image being used to highlight the versatility of this delicious drop.. it can hold its own in almost any situation!
MyattsField’s Mistelle is a fortified wine whose makers suggest you enjoy it chilled as an aperitif, or as a base to your favourite cocktail – in this instance with prosecco or champagne as a refreshing change from the classic champagne brandy cocktail.
Oakover’s recently released 2017 Heritage Cabernet Sauvignon needed to be styled to emphasise its, well, heritage.. an old wooden crate at a friend’s house was pounced on; along with the first – and only – new little grape leaf from my neighbour’s garden and some deliciously gnarly vine clippings from the previous year; a hessian sack; and sitting atop an old, rusted metal toolbox tray which perfectly mirrors the copper detail in the label.
Oakover’s Nicholas Signature Range 2017 Shiraz was being targeted to a very specific overseas market, and the use of red was significant. I started out using another type of red flowers which were simply not behaving.. thankfully at the last minute on my way to do this shoot I had jumped out of the car and grabbed some flame tree flowers “just in case”. Success!
A bit of fun for the festive season – Howard Park Jeté Méthode Traditionelle Brut.. a play on the nickname of “bubbles” often given to this type of wine. Suffice it to say, it took a few goes to get enough bubbles floating down in front of the bottle and without blotting out the branding!