As we all welcome in a new year, we thought we'd take a look back on some of our favourite images from 2018... and beyond!
At the heart of our business is - and will always be - a love of photography. We set up our Lobster Pictures Instagram account in 2018 to share some of our favourite images straight from our Lobster Pot time lapse cameras, our favourite images from the past, and some behind the scenes glimpses of our Production work. Over Christmas, we asked our staff to pick their favourites... and the stories and reasons behind their choices!
"The Dreamland shot - I love the bright colours and amazing sunlight... it almost makes it look like a fairytale toy fairground!"
Assistant Operations Manager
"I really like this image - it shows us working safely (which is really important to us as a company)... plus it's a really nice composition. Great look of concentration on our Senior Technician Joe's face too!"
"I'm a big fan of this image of Stourhead - it's not city-based, so is really different to the majority of our other images."
Marketing and Customer Acquisition Manager
"This definitely made our day when it popped up on our Lobster Pot checks!"
"I really like this one of 22 Bishopsgate. It was a really interesting one to install - on about the 40th floor - so there were some pretty epic views across London!"
"This early morning image from our 100 Bishopsgate public camera is great - straight from the Lobster Pot too, no editing! It reminds me of our new showreel, which was a big project for me this year."
"I really liked the Kew Gardens temperate house restoration project - it was a final film I basecut myself too."
"The tower in Belfast is my favourite. I remember the big, long climb, and we were getting seriously cold in the wind... But then we were treated to fish and chips by our lovely clients Richard and Nathan after we'd got back down!"
"It's got to be the crow with the french fry for me. That's got to be one of the best from the 35 million photos it's my job to look after for our clients!"
"The use of DSLRs to capture our projects really gives so much control on how images can be captured. I love this example, because if you consider how much movement and activity has been captured, it still has a real sense of calmness about it."
"An oldie but a goodie - we set up a Lobster Pot time lapse camera for a BBC documentary in 2011 in Scotland. At the start, there were a couple of buds in shot and nothing else. This apple grew right into the shot as the months went on, stayed in focus, and didn't get eaten by pests or fall off the tree. The programme used the whole time lapse sequence from this and the other four cameras we set up in the producer's garden."
"This shot - taken by hanging from the lifting gear of a crane on a big offshore project we completed this year - shows the unique locations our Lobster Pots make it to!"
Which is your favourite?
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Happy New Year from Lobster Pictures!