Recently, New York and Miami-based commercial, advertising, editorial, portrait, and lifestyle photographer George Kamper took a load off at the highly renowned and historic Miami Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida.
Steeped in history, the location resembles classic Mediterranean architecture in the most elegant way. George was hired to shoot 6-9 scenarios a day, using his unique vision to “find the light” instead of creating it, a style that he has established over the years:
Almost all of the shots were lit with one portable flash, and reflectors. We’ve been working in a new way, usually finding the light instead of manufacturing it … this approach allows us the advantage of producing a variety of perspectives and allowing the shots to look more organic.
The crew shot everything from a heroic shot of a grandfather and his grandkid on the famous Biltmore golf course at dawn to kids underwater and a multigenerational family enjoying the grounds.
George has shot at the venue several times before, including a Miami Tourism campaign, so he felt right at home, working seamlessly with the hotel’s Director of Marketing, Danielle Finnegan.
“George is a gifted photographer with years of experience in fashion, lifestyle, travel, and tourism. He has highly skilled technical abilities and a discerning eye. George is cool and calm, hard-working and relentless in his pursuit of a great shot and his client’s best interest.” – Danielle Finnegan
The shoot went off without a hitch. They even put George and the crew up in beautiful suites with access to the restaurants on-site, the pool, and a bit of leisure time at the end of the shoot!