British & Irish Lions 2009

A big adidas photoshoot of the the 2009 British and Irish Lions at Wimbledon Television and Film Studios. In two days we photographed Brian O’Driscoll, Mike Blair, Tom Croft, Neil Jenkins, Colin Patterson, Andy Powell, Tom Shanklin, Danny Cipriani, Riki Flutey, James Haskell, James Hook, Alun Wyn Jones, Paul O’Connell, Ronan O’Gara, Mike Phillips, Stephen Jones, Andrew Sheridan all as potentials for squad announcements.

We had two set-ups; one with huge black drapes as a backdrop and along the sides, and the other was with an arctic white 3.5m colorama, and white acrylic perspex flooring.

The lighting set-up was very similar to the adidas F50 campaign except both the black backdrop and white backdrop sets had Profoto flash lighting throughout. No continuous Arri tungsten lighting on this one.

You can see all the press releases in the gallery below:
Squad announcements in the:
National Press (The Sun, The Daily Mail, The Times),
Regional Press (Wales Daily Post, South Wales Evening Post),
Vertical Press (The Rugby Times, Rugby World, TheSun,,
Player Interviews (Daily Telegraph, Metro, The Independent, Observer Sports Monthly, Sports Magazine, Zoo, GQ, Rugby World),
General Imagery Use (, Sun online, The Scotsman, Metro, Sunday Telegraph, The Sun, Independent, Mail on Sunday, The Sun, Rugby World).