In 2008 I was contacted by Matrix Yachts – a family run company specializing specifically in the building of Catamarans – to photograph their newly built and biggest yacht, the Silhouette 760.
Earlier this year they then asked me to photograph the interior of their smaller but faster yacht, the Mirage 720. With a capacity of 120 passengers, it is equipped for day trips around places such as the Seychelles where it is contracted by local resorts to take guests out.
Fortunately I had warned Willem before the shoot not to wear holey socks because we had to take our shoes off before climbing aboard. This was definitely not the place for holey socks.
We enjoyed our afternoon as it is always interesting photographing different things and rising to the challenges this brings. The yacht was difficult at times to photograph because of the narrow passages and confined spaces. A sturdy travel tripod and wide angle lens came in handy in these situations. We stayed until the sun had gone down to get the night-time ambience shots of the interior of the yacht.
Unfortunately bad weather a few days later meant the helicopter aerial shots had to be cancelled. I was disappointed, but spending an afternoon on a pristine new Catamaran had more than made up for it.