On this particular shoot I worked closely with Art Director Jay, Marie in Production and Stylist Scott, from the stellar Mr Porter creative team, with Kota whose work I love, as groomer and Guy as brilliant assistant/lighting.
Mr Porter create the brief, giving an overview of the story they want to create, introducing the talent, and setting the visual concept/mood/tone with a mood board.
This shoot was shot in a location house, so Marie, Jay and I went back and forth with various location options over email before deciding on the best location for the story, that which offered the best options of different room settings, architectural details, natural light and a good fit for the theme of the story. As it was an empty location house we decided on a few key props, a couple of chairs/mirror, and ordered those from prop houses to be delivered to the location.
Mr Porter send a call sheet for all involved, so everyone on same page, ahead of the shoot.