first posted on 6th June 2011
Working with HOME strategic at Allan Bros Ltd, Berwick to create images that will illustrate a 12 page supplement commissioned about their Bi-Centenary year to go out in the Tweeddale Press newspapers this summer.
The images were shot over several days and involved some interesting projects and topics. Apart from being in the factory shooting key staff and interiors and meeting 2 of the joinerettes who took over working in the factory during the war. I was sent out to Berwick Fire Station and RNLI station to photograph staff who give thier time to these roles and are supported by their work. I went out to Horncliffe and Berwick to photograph the home's the Allan Brothers lived in, I even visited the grave stones!
I have to say though, the highlight for me was going up high in a caged fork lift for the large group shot outside head office, that beats a ladder hands down!
'Allan Brothers, based in Berwick-Upon-Tweed, celebrates its bi-centenary this year and is a name still synonymous with the manufacture of quality timber windows and doors for customers throughout the UK."We are a 21st century company but with a heritage we are proud of," says managing director Jan Ehlers Lonstrup. "Windows represent a major investment and we offer the right solutions for our customers who are looking for craftsmanship, sustainability, security and a supplier they can trust and have confidence in."While Allan Brothers have designed and manufactured traditional sash windows for many years, their latest designs incorporate modern thinking and technology coupled with traditional styling."We are an action oriented group with a strong consumer focus," says Jan. "Everyone we communicate with, independent of their professional role, is a consumer and it's that consumer we choose to talk to"