Sarah McCartney was the head writer for cosmetic company Lush for 14 years so no stranger to fragrances. She accidentally launched 4160 Tuesdays whilst researching and writing her novel The Scent of Possibility. Her perfumes are inspired by a place or a person at a certain moment. They are created and bottled in West London (just a stones throw away from us at Light Project). All of the perfumes have the most wonderful names and stories behind them, some examples include: Mrs Gloss made me do it, Mother Nature's naughty daughters, The dark heart of old Havana, Captured by candlelight, Be careful what you wish for.
Sarah popped in to chat through some photography ideas for shooting her latest bottles. We shot all the basic cut outs but the plan was to do some interesting group shots too with props. Samantha prepared a mood board of imagery with some suggestions including perhaps propping the perfumes with some of the key ingredients. Sarah loved the idea and pinged over a list, which evolved into our shopping list!
We started the shoot off with some simple groups before Samantha created some sweet smelling still life set ups.
It was a really fun creative project and the studio has never smelt better! Already looking forward to the next shoot.
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