Food Manufacturing photography at Muntons
Recently I spent a week in Suffolk shooting for the biggest company that you have never heard of. Muntons PLC supply malts, malt extracts, home-brew kits, flours and flakes to the food and drinks industry. They supply to a huge amount of breweries all over the world and are the malt in Maltesers, Horlicks, Sarsons Vinegar, Shreddies etc etc.
As is often the case when in the workplace these are real workers doing their jobs so you don’t get long to photograph them and often to be honest the people aren’t generally thrilled to have their photo taken! Muntons folk were slightly different however as everyone was really friendly, people who worked there were clearly passionate and knowledgeable about their product and were proud to work at Muntons.
The Art of Editorial Photography
To shoot images like this you have to build up a rapport with the subject quickly to make them feel at ease. Wherever possible I like to control the lighting too, it’s what raises a set of images like this above what a good amateur can do. So most off these images are shot using Nikon Speedlight flash or a Rotolight Led light.