If in doubt, blur it out
When it comes to producing beauty brand photoshoots in fancy Georgian houses, the big issues (lighting, say) and small details (density of bath bubbles, perhaps) can lead to missing the stuff in between. At least that was the excuse of our project manager, Nicky.
With the shoot wrapped up and everyone back in the office eyeing up the shots on screen, it quickly became apparent that the owner of the house was a big fan of 20th century dictators... Or rather, books about them. Either way, those books had snuck their way into the background of our photos. And with names like Hitler, Stalin, Lenin and Castro printed in bold capitals down the spines, they weren’t quite the right vibe for our beauty brand client. Fortunately our Art Director was on hand to blur out the titles, and peace was once again restored to the offices of Not Actual Size.