So this summer I have been lucky enough to begin working with Newcastle’s amazing International Centre for Life to refresh their website and marketing photography. For those who don’t know much about Life’s science (or indeed life itself ;-) ) it’s not just an exhibition space, it’s also about medical research and pioneering discoveries. Did you know scientists at Life produced the world’s first cloned human embryo and ground-breaking stem cell research which, has restored patients’ eyesight?
The marketing team are amazing to work with as not only are they all delightful, we share visions about the type of images that will successfully communicate Life’s mission. They are passionate about science and ensuring all out side know whats going on inside and this I have found infectious.
There are exhibits and activities for people of all generations (did you know there is a planetarium AND a theatre within the building?) and I see something new every time I go. A dream for a commercial photographer and I absolutely love it!
Over the last four months I have shot the most amazing variety of images from over excited school visits in Curiosity Zone, families ‘oohing’ and ‘ahhing’ in the Planetarium, STEM cell research scientists, The Bluebirds singers for Life’s Meetings and events and most recently this Friday night their Halloween Late extravaganza. I was particularly excited to capture the night as it was full of ingeniously spooky activities including live animal organ dissection, clone your own finger as a candle, forensic crime solving, UV paint dancing and terrifying spookiness within the Dino Jaws exhibition’s creepy additions.
Over the next few months I shall be sharing images and links to the photos I have captured since July that are now appearing across Life’s website but for now let’s celebrate this spooky time with a selection from Friday night. If you were there look out for yourself in these shots and pat yourself on the back as the outfits really made it buzz! If you weren’t, well if you like all things spooky you better go next year!!