A three hour transformation took place in my kitchen today.
The team - Art Director, Stylist, Photographer and Publisher
brought nearly everything they needed
(that tea pot got lucky)
to create an impression of a bright spring day in the country
on an exceptionally dull December one in town.
As far as I could tell,
all that was going to remain of the original location,
was a hazy impression of a 'country' garden in the background.
Even the table top was theirs,
carefully selected from a backgrounds rack
in a props warehouse.
The cake, though scrumptious looking,
was deemed to be a little too messy,
so I stepped forward with an offer of knives
to tidy it up.
Later someone found a plate of macarons in my fridge
and decided that they would be just perfect
for the Waitrose version of the advertisement.
Bunting was called for but later abandoned as
too much in the way of the copy that had to be added later.
I believe this is one of the selected shots,
possibly destined for Sainsbury's or Tesco magazines
as I can't see any macarons in it.
Disappointingly no flowers or cakes were left behind.
I am not familiar with this author
so I have looked her up for you.
Now I can bring in the Christmas tree.