Newly Added to Alexandria Hall Photography Blog: Coffee Pot Drive!

To celebrate the start of the summer, I decided to take some time to update my website and add on a few long awaited photoshoots, Coffee Pot Drive was definitely one of them.

What a dream shoot this was, These guys were amazing people and a real pleasure to work with, their  brief was simple, organise a shoot that shows of our London roots with an extra nod toward that “lock in” after a gig feel, but with a more “cool chic" than "not washed in a week" grunge feel.

This in mind, its was clear that these guys loved a good party after a gig, but it was also clear their most cherished moments as a band were when they found themselves in a random cafe or restaurant after a gig in the early hours, still jamming, writing more music over the last drops of booze and good food, putting off the long walk home. so thats the angle we went for.

I was really excited by this brief, it gave me the chance to look at some amazing locations, I love a studio shoot - but location is definitely a lot of fun and gives you the chance to get creative and allows me to meet interesting people.

 Prep Shots of the possible location. We narrowed it down to Kelly's pie and Mash on the left and F.Cooke's on the right!

Prep Shots of the possible location. We narrowed it down to Kelly's pie and Mash on the left and F.Cooke's on the right!

After a little bit of research and persuasion of the owner,  we settled on F.Cooke, an awesome little pie and mash shop on Broadway Market. A perfect setting for the brief.  

F.Cooke complimented the effortlessly cool vibe the band have, its a blast from the past there with some great original English looking decor, the photographs that line the walls alone are worth a look-in. There really isn't anywhere else like it. (literally). 

 Behind the scenes and prep shots by Alexandria hall Photography

Behind the scenes and prep shots by Alexandria hall Photography

Bob, the owner, who's granddad founded the pie and mash shops and the company in 1900 was a amazing, not only did he let us in before he opened up shop to shoot in peace, but he made us feel right at home and served us up the first batch of pie and mash he made that day, what a treat!  It also came with the proper original Liquor too!.

 A portrait of Bob Cooke, The owner of F.Cooke's Pie and Mash.

A portrait of Bob Cooke, The owner of F.Cooke's Pie and Mash.

We wanted to recreate that 'diamond in the ruff' / 'All dressed up and no where left to go' look, this was key for the shoot. Absolute Vintage (Hanbury street store) were able to supply clothes that reflected each of the guys personality and complement the brief of vintage 'chic'. They looked amazing ! it wouldn't have had the same effect without it.

 One of my favourites from the shoot - Alexandria Hall Photography

One of my favourites from the shoot - Alexandria Hall Photography

One last extra surprise on the day, the bands manager managed to organise an amazing vintage Volvo to do a quick shoot in.  What a great end to a days shoot! 

 

 Look at this interior! check out the  rest of it here:  CPD

Look at this interior! check out the  rest of it here: CPD

 

This is just a few of my favourite photographs from the day, The rest you can find here - Coffee Pot Drive or check out a few of the photos in action on Coffee Pot Drive's page!

 

Thanks again to Bob from F.Cooke's Pie and Mash on Broadway Market, and the lovely Team From Absalute Vintage, without you the shoot wouldn't have been the same.

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Big Hugs,

 

Alexandria xx