Posts Tagged ‘Photography’

Photography, Cocktails and Mayhem

March 13, 2013 - 6:55 pm 998 Comments

It’s an old saying – but a true one – that a picture is worth a thousand words. This is why, whether the company we are working with is an internationally renowned brand, a small start-up or a local charity, we advise all our clients to ensure they have good photography.

The first step to good photography is a photographer you can trust! At Gecko we have worked with some great photographers, who have created eye-catching images, which have helped our clients to gain editorial coverage in all kinds of media from beauty and the dirt to The Wolverhampton Express and Star, and everything in between!

Last week, we were in Martin Cleveland‘s studio with some of our favourite people creating some fabulous images.

First Tom from Shaken and Stirred, who has created some delicious, new cocktails from simple ingredients, mixed up the first of his scrumptious drinks.

Tom, of Shaken and Stirred, Mixing It Up!

Tom, of Shaken and Stirred, Mixing It Up!

Next up Gecko was in charge of props, styling and art direction. The aim was to create simple, ‘clean’ and effective photography that could be used in both consumer and trade media.

Finally, it was up to our photographer to capture the essence of the new cocktails that Shaken and Stirred has created

Cleveland Photography In The Studio (Sorry taken on iphone and slightly out of focus!

Cleveland Photography In The Studio (Sorry taken on iphone and slightly out of focus!)

Working quickly and efficiently, we managed to shoot eight separate cocktails, for various uses (cut out, styled, quirky angle, etc) in just half a day.

Like one of Shaken and Stirred’s cocktails at times it was Mayhem… but good fun – with some fantastic final results!

Mayhem with Martin Cleveland

Mayhem with Martin Cleveland

Here’s one of the images we created for Shaken and Stirred, The Rhubarb and Custard Sweet Treat – it contains CUSTARD!!!

The Shaken And Stirred Rhubarb and Custard Sweet Treat

The Shaken And Stirred Rhubarb and Custard Sweet Treat

If you’d like to get your products into the media (or create images for your website, newsletters, exhibition stand or really any reason) and would like us to help you with your photography (we know some great photographers and stylists) get in contact, we’d love to hear from you.

For our next post – and our readers delectation – we’ll be posting more images and the recipes for some of Shaken and Stirred’s fabulous cocktails.

Bonfire Night Is Shaken & Stirred

November 5, 2011 - 6:06 pm 1,024 Comments

Although Charlie the Chairman hates Bonfire Night… it’s the fireworks… Gecko loves a good Guy Fawkes party! So, to add some sparkle to the event, we asked our friend the expert mixologist at Shaken & Stirred to design a cocktail for Freixenet – and he created the Freixenet Guido.

Freixenet Guido by Shaken & Stirred

Freixenet Guido by Shaken & Stirred

The Freixenet Guido takes its inspiration from Guy (nicknamed Guido) Fawkes – the man who became synonymous with the Gunpowder Plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament and kill King James I.

35ml American Whiskey
50 ml Sour cherry juice (available in most large supermarkets)
20ml Almond Syrup (maple syrup is a good alternative)
Squeeze lime
Freixenet Cordon Negro (the nation’s favourite sparkling wine brand)

Simply put the first four ingredients in a highball glass and stir. Add ice and top with Freixenet Cordon Negro, then garnish with a black cherry

Its a fabulous long drink – we know because we tried it when Tom mixed it up for the photoshoot with our favourite photographer Martin Cleveland!