Royal Mail shoot

Corporate reportage photography shoot for The Royal Mail.

Shot over four days, at locations such as the giant Heathrow Worldwide Distribution Centre – one of the most automated postal centres in Europe, the site covers 100,000 square metres (25 acres). The famous Mount Pleasant Mail Centre in Islington, London. This was once one of the largest sorting offices in the world, as well as various locations in London and Kent, following postal rounds.

The brief was for ‘natural’ imagery.

Rather than heavily stylized ‘brand’ type shots. Using just the ambient light at all the locations, the idea was keep it looking real. Even the people in the shots were Royal Mail staff, rather than models. The brief was also sure about what they didn’t need. So no blurry shots of parcels whizzing along the conveyor belts – this they already had.

The resulting images were to form part of an image library for both internal use and external marketing. Below are just some of the images from the shoot.

Agency : Speak Media     Art Director : Tan Doan      Shoot Producers : Maria Satur & Angus Girvan