Nick Daly-National Trust

Nick Daly's glorious National Trust images are currently on display all over the UK showing some of our countries greatest national treasures. Here's a couple of Nick's shots insitu on train platforms in London...

Nick was awarded the brief by communications agency MBA and was art directed by Graham Kerr. The aim was to demonstrate, that in a world of turbulence and uncertainty, the National Trust provides the perfect antidote to modern stress – an escape that doesn’t cost the earth. Over the 5 day shoot Nick documented the following National Trust locations Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk, The Vyne in Hampshire, Stourhead in Wilstshire, Hidcote Manor Garden in Gloucestershire

Nick gives us a bit of insight into the workings of the shoot...

"The shoot involved members of the public enjoying the space, nature and freedom of each of the National trust locations. The big 'must have' was dawn and dusk lighting. Not just any light, but full sunlight into the lens, either just out of shot or coming into shot- and by some kind of miracle we had perfect weather every single day!

5am starts and 8pm finishes were also mandatory to create this kind of effect, not just good weather, and although we shot for 5 long days, we all had a great time and the country houses and gardens were some of the most beautiful imaginable." Prior to the shoot I did some tests with camera lens combinations to reduce any anomalies with flare etc and technically I think we produced some very successful images."

see below for some more of the gorgeous and atmospheric shots Nick achieved during the course of the shoot...

Photographer- Nick Daly

Agency- MBA

Art Director- Graham Kerr