Alitex design and manufacture more than just Victorian style greenhouses and conservatories; they create unique spaces where plants thrive, and more importantly, people flourish.
Alitex commissioned a magazine advertising photoshoot. My brief was to style the greenhouse for the photo shoot. The theme for the advertising was ‘Get together – More than just a greenhouse.’
These wonderful structures are for so much more than just growing plants – they are an inspirational place to spend time. I wanted to create a relaxed evening with friends in the greenhouse complete with cocktail bar, and to portray the vibrancy, fun and intimacy that the greenhouse brings to a get-together.
I created the relaxed feel, gathering items from my studio – bright cushions, basket ware, an old typewriter, a selection of textured pots, a wire frame manikin, large outdoor lanterns, botanical flower posters, bunches of dalhias, colourful tablecloth and a mixture of modern and vintage crockery and glasses. And of course a good selection of spirits for the cocktail bar. We had the constraints of partial-lockdown to deal with – with social gatherings limited to groups of 6. But luckily that was the perfect number for the shoot.
The stunning, colourful and fun photographs were taken by the talented Sarah Sheldrake with the final adverts appearing in December 20 and January 2021 press including:
25th January 2021