I have been lucky enough to have photographed all the stores for Nandos Zimbabwe in the past, so when they opened a new branch in Gweru, Zimbabwe I was asked to pack my bags and head out to do my thing. The brief was to capture all the different design elements in the brand new store at night as well as during the day. The images had to showcase the every angle of the store, without any people in the images so I had to work around the stores trading hours. This meant late nights and early mornings, but as I am sure you will agree the effort certainly yielded the results!
Office Design Co are a world class interior design studio in Harare who have been creating beautiful interior spaces for some of Zimbabwe’s largest corporates for over 20 years. So naturally I was thrilled when the directors Olly and Steve asked me to create some images of one of their recent interior designes for CABS bank. The brief was to capture a variety of wide angle shots of the whole interior space as well as a few close detail shots.
Client: CABS Bank, Old Mutual Properties.
Olly French - Designed
Steve Bailey Project Managed
Construction by Rogers Kativu - Delomic Construction
Shop fitting by Lovemore Wood - McWood Shopfitters
Electrical, lighting and containment by Ivan Johnson of JDI
QS team of George Mutyanda and Alfred Muzavazi - of MGP
Signage - Askeland Media
I am very fortunate to be able to travel all over Zimbabwe and southern Africa photographing luxury lodges, hotels and BnB's but luckily for me I only had to head around the corner to photograph the luxurious no 18 Guest Lodge in Harare.
Situated in the heart of Harare's northern suburbs is offers the perfect blend of luxurious comfort and homeliness. Its spacious interiors and open plan living areas made it a joy for me to photograph as space was never an issue and I could move around quite easily to ensure that I got the perfect angle every time.
As is the norm with any shoot of a tourism product the aim was to showcase all aspects of the lodge, from the public areas through to the rooms and the amenities on offer. As you can see from the images below the public areas are invitingly comfortable and well appointed.
The rooms where equally well appointed and offered a comfortable environment in which any traveller could unwind and relax.
The exterior of the guest lodge offers a warm, inviting facade as you drive through the gates.
The lodge also offers amazing facilities to its clients including a very healthy menu to choose from.
If you have a tourism product that you would like photographed, please don't hesitate to contact us!