One Big Team Photo

For those of you who don't know, which I would think is a large majority, AkzoNobel is a huge paints company. It owns a paint company you will have heard of, Dulux. One of its many teams were having a two day conference in London at the British Museum.

I was asked along on the second day to take a team photo, early in the morning, of the 130 conference attendees. Thank goodness, despite forecasts of inclement weather, the rain held off long enough for me to line up all 130 people on the steps in front of the great museum and take enough photos to ensure I had an image where everyone had their eyes open at one point. A small bit of Photoshop later, I had an image with all but one person blinking. I think he might have actually been asleep on his feet!

The organisers of the conference wanted to give out a little card at the end of the day with a print of the photo so that each attendee would have a memento from the event. That meant me zipping off into town to a great little printing and headshot company called VisualEyes, who took care of the printing of 130 copies in just a few hours.

Having taken the photo at 8.30am in the morning, I managed to hand deliver 130 printed copies back to the team at the British Museum by about 2pm, in time for them to slot the prints into their little folders.