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SHEPHERD NEAME BREWHOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY KENT

Shepherd Neame celebrated the completion of a modernisation of its Victorian brewery in Faversham on Thursday, with founder of the Boston Beer company, Jim Koch visiting from the States to cover the official opening in Faversham, Kent...
05/06/2017
The £1.25 million project included the retirement of the site’s wooden mash tuns after more than a century of service and the installation of stainless steel replacements. To preserve the character, the Burmese teak from the old tuns was reconditioned by a local shipwright and used to clad the replacements. The refurbishment continues the companies traditions in the 21st century with a substantial investment.

The photography was to capture Jim Koch's visit as he was shown around the brewery, the photography was very much documenting the various areas that were shown to the founder of the Boston Beer Company, which includes Samuel Adams, brewed under licence by Shepherd Neame. I used two prime lenses, both Sigma art lenses, 50mm 1.4 and 85mm 1.4. They both work well for this type of documentary photography and also in low levels of light, plus the 50mm is a nice compact lens to sue in tight spaces. The images will be sent to the local and national press as well as various social media outlets.