For our first college project we have to find a client on which we can take photographs for just like when I come a fully qualified photographer, I will be in a position to have my own clients, where I can have to provide a service dedicated to their needs.

I didn’t really know who to ask to be my client. After walking around my town centre I came across a new shop that had only opened a few months ago “MYSTIK.” This shop has two sections, where the first section is a shop based on “alchemy gothic” and the other half is a tattoo and piercing shop. I asked the owners what my project was and that I’m from Rotherham college and that I’m on a Photography course, they was really happy that I came to them as they were wanting a few things done which needed to be done by a photographer.

As well as owning a shop, they have their own online business http://www.paradisepretty.co.uk which has been running from 2006 until the present day. This business online is doing really well, and they would like their shop to be the same. I asked them if they wanted anything done in particular and Harry ( the owner) said that they were on about getting new street signs, and leaflets as well as some social media photographs. I thought this would be a really good opportunity for me as I have never done anything like this before, meaning business wise and the type of things that this shop sells is quite interesting.

This is their brief that they have sent to me by email:

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After a week this email was sent to me a got a Facebook message from Annie (owner of the shop) that she didn’t want the street sign doing as it had to be done by end of the of the week and I hadn’t yet gone into the shop and started my test shoots.