What an epic Weekend…

As a freelance photographer, sometimes you look at your calendar and Have the occasional freak out when there are no bookings on the weekend.

Recently (weekend before last) that wasn’t the case. The weekend was empty but I was looking forward to the break as the week had been chocka!

But that changed quickly as I’m happy to help when last requests come my way, so What started as a free weekend quickly escalated with bookings – one for photography at Proud on the Embankment and the other a DJ set at Burlock on Duke St, London (guys souls pop down there!).

Anyway. Enough chat, here’s a sneak peek at the party photos…

 

 

Shoot with – @Red_HeadDJ, Isabelle De Polla

Where to start… Over the past year, we had created so much content together that it is hard to pick out 3 for this post.  To make things easier, I picked at random and you’ll find the link to at the bottom to see more…

International DJ and Business Owner of Starbelle Entertainment Agency, a supplier of top-notch female DJs and Musicians.

Find her on Insta:@redhead_DJ

For photo shoots, get in touch.

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Do you need a Photographer for your next event or social campaign?

Hi,

I’m Darren Bandoo, an experienced and award-winning London-based Photographer.

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I specialise in capturing moments for (but not limited to):

  • Live Events
  • Corporate Events/Parties
  • Private Events
  • Weddings
  • Content for Social
  • Conferences
  • Travel
  • Food – Photography & Recipe Videos

“Thank you so much for the job you have done with the canapes pictures!

We’re extremely happy with the quality. You understood exactly what we were after and managed to capture the best of each element in each image!

We look forward to working with you again and will certainly recommend you!”

– Lilian Fantinatti, Private Dining & Events Manager at Smith & Wollensky, London.

More here: Testimonials / Facebook reviews

Here’s a little taste

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insta: @dbp_uk / FB: @darrenbandoo

A Street Shoot with – Talented Photographer @_Alreadythere

It’s probably normal practice for most people, but I still find it weird reaching out to people via social media to make friends over shared interests or collaborate together…

What can I say, I’m a bit old school sometimes!

However, luckily for me, I met this Instagrammer at a friends BBQ and, to keep it short we didn’t waste too much time locking our first photography Meet-up in London for some street shooting.

Great guy and very talented.  He wouldn’t mind me saying “A King of the MoodyGrams” 🙂

Find him here: @_alreadythere

I’d like to add that usually I did this by myself or with people I’ve known, so this (you could say) was like my first Insta-Meet-up (I know that BBQ happened but the work was on Insta so gimme a break!).

Here’s a few of my favs:

Food Photography

This was a project for one of my food clients for their Ethnic Cook at home ‘Meals-In-A-Box which makes cooking these meals not only easy but also a learning experience – everything is from scratch and takes no longer than any other meal to prepare.

  • Food Prepare by published Chef, Nitisha Patel (insta: @chef_nitisha).
  • Food styling: was a joint effort by the both of us.
  • Requested editing style: The client requested images a dark moody feel.

Happy 2nd anniversary, Fab UK Magazine

What a party this was! My first time in a room full of fashion enthusiasts and photographers and the Zoo was packed.

Back in June, this celebration started as I guess most would, with the Step and Repeat Wall photos that lead into the main area for drinks and a bit of networking and being papped.  Then our hostess, Sheena, welcomed everyone and went straight into the Miss Fab UK 2018 fashion show featuring clothing from Designer Venera Tabakin.

I just wanted to say massive thanks to Founder and Director of Fab UK Magazine, Cem and Starbelle Founder and Director, Isabelle for inviting me and my camera along – I got some great images that will be featured on the next issue!!! whoop whoop

Get your hands on the latest issue here

Event details:

Here are a few of my highlights:

It’s official! dbp is now a production team

That’s right.

We have produced our first client advert and I have to say, it has been great working with them to create this.  From concept to delivery, dbp work closely with Red Rickshaw to ensure the product meets their needs.

It was a challenge that we happily took onboard and with that comes problem-solving and having to learn and grow the studio skillset into this area.  We’re pleased that the Red Rickshaw management and marketing teams are happy and we are looking forward to our ongoing projects.

Brief:

1 – To create a low cost ‘taste test’ style youtube channel video for food retailer Red Rickshaw to showcase the tasty Alphonso Mango for this year’s Mango Season  – circa 1m30s

2 – To create a shorter version for Facebook advertising – circa 30s

Time: 1 week to shoot, edit and launch – is now live on their channel.  See below…