We are Chris Howard and Angela Jenkins and together make Cactus Images, a commercial photography and retouching studio specialising in creative still life and food photography.
Cactus Images has built a reputation for our ability to translate our clients’ ideas into high quality, beautiful, bold and dynamic images. By skillfully bringing together the demands of commercial photography, particularly within the cosmetics and beauty product sector, we have combined our individual strengths, expertise and passion to establish a dynamic, creative team where the magic really does happen.
Post production is an integral part of our work. We take our lead from our client’s brief and factor in our styling, creativity and technical abilities to produce a creative concept and approach. We then combine the process of matching our client’s vision with what happens firstly in camera and then digitally in post production, to create the highest quality images that will give your business that commercial edge you are looking for.
Conveniently located at Derby’s Friar Gate Studios, Cactus Images will also shoot on location and has developed an extensive client portfolio ranging from editorial and advertising photography, architecture and head shot photography, through to PR and point of sale.
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Communicating a concept, idea and desirability is what we are tasked with every time we engage a client’s brief.
Cosmetics products are delicate and intricate and need to be skilfully manipulated and styled to reveal their texture and structure. We combine this with considered creative lighting and dynamic viewpoints and bring the whole thing together in post production to bring your idea to life!
Paying close attention to the requirements of our clients, we bring our own creativity and technical expertise to each project.
We patiently style and light each subject carefully, emphasising specific details and bringing out the natural textures and surfaces of whatever is in front of the camera, achieving bold visuals which, combined with precise digital post production, result in simple, stunning still life photographs.
You are unique and so is your company - your headshot needs to fit your brand and your business. We shoot portraits and headshots for all kinds of business sectors. As different as each of our clients is, their brief shares the common themes of professionalism and approachability. In the success of your business, it is now more important than ever to be seen often and in the best possible light.
We have a natural instinct for capturing the essence of food and drink so that it translates into images as delectable as their subject matter. Our philosophy is to make your food appear honest and luscious, creating tasteful images that will engage the emotions and taste buds of your audience. Working closely with our clients, our photographs reveal a true passion and understanding of food, glorious food…beautiful food!
Great projects deserve great photos to represent them. With clients ranging from architects to interior designers, building and construction companies to care homes and restaurant and hotel chains, we take the care and time to capture really great images. When combined with our digital post production skills, these great photographs result in simple, stunning images showing your projects to their best advantage.
In a society that is increasingly visually literate, fantastic photos are a must. Strong images strengthen a brand and weak images diminish it. Combining our experience with a consultative approach allows us to truly understand our clients’ core values and deliver relevant and effective conceptual images. This enables you to visually market your processes, values and customer experiences in a way that is as unique as your company itself.