UV x La Prairie

Limelight where back at UV; Paul Paireit’s multi sensory dining experience. We were tasked with covering La Prairie’s experience at his fine dining establishment. The job required both photography and a video.

The team started at Mr and Mrs Bund Paul’s Bund side restaurant hours before La Prairie would meet for their drinks reception. Here a general preparations and setting shots where taken at the scenic bund side restaurant. La Prairie arrived and after a drinks reception where escorted to the bus that would ferry them to the super secret location of Ultra Violet.

Upon arrival the La Prairie guests where ushered into the building where they had drinks at the UV bar before being escorted into the dinning hall. From here on in the team had to cover 15 courses the guests would enjoy while working around the low light conditions and fast paced kitchen atmosphere that chef Paul Pairet insisted we not interfere with.

The team had to be subtle in filming the guests and efficient yet non-obstructive when filming the kitchen. With lots of impressive dishes and their glamorous presentation the team had a lot to film.

Within the dinning hall the show was truly a spectacle with visual effects on the table and walls the use of dry ice, music, the waiters and chefs interactions the show gave us a lot to capture. The challenges of filming came in the form of low light conditions that we could not interfere with and a need not to be notice and ruin the dining experience.

The Limelight teams familiarity with the restaurant and its workings meant we knew where to be and what to cover and when. By the end of the night we had covered the evening and could provide La Prairie with photos of the event and a video. 

我们又再一次回到我们熟悉的地点 – UV餐厅。 我们这次的拍摄客户是-La Prairie的餐会。这次是摄像摄影的结合拍摄。

我们团队提前到达外滩18号的Mr and Mrs Bund。在等待酒会开始之前,我们拍摄一些外滩的片段,作为我们剪辑的素材。当客人全部到齐之后,他们有专车护送他们的贵宾至上海最神秘的餐厅-Ultra Violet





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A collection of worker portraits from Ultraviolet UV餐厅建筑工人组照

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WHAT: A collection of worker portraits from the Ultraviolet (UV) construction

WHEN: 2010 -2012

WHERE: The building site of UV restaurant

WHY: This was another personal project of Limelight Studio that ran parallel with the 360-degree panorama of the building construction.

HOW: On select visits to the UV site, Limelight would grab workers on the scene and take a portrait using the door frame as a guide for consistency and composition. The concept of these shots was fairly simple: Limelight felt it was important to document individuals involved in this project. Keeping them in their uniforms, dirt on their face, and sometimes tools still in hand, Justin or Scott led the workers outside in front of the restaurant construction in progress and took their photograph. Later in post-production, a handful of portraits were chosen and composited to make the final image.

FUN FACT: Scott and Justin are in the composite as well. Can you spot them?

CAMERA: Canon EOS 5D Mark II with 24-70mm/2.8 lens

PHOTOGRAPHY: Limelight Studio | Scott Wright, Justin Chiu




拍摄缘由:这是Limelight Studio另一个私人拍摄项目与之前的360度全景建筑拍摄项目类似。

拍摄方法:整个UV餐厅的建筑情况是相当复杂繁琐的,时间跨度也很长。每当其中的某一部分完成时,Limelight Studio都会邀请一些工人师傅来为他们拍摄个人肖像以此留念。这组照片的拍摄概念十分简单但具有非凡意义。Limelight Studio的同仁也觉得为这群工作了两年之久建设出如此美轮美奂餐厅的工人师傅拍照具有十分重要意义。拍摄时,他们身着工作服,脸上还带有工作时的尘土,手里还攥紧建筑工具,这时他们最自然的状态,最能体现他们的纯真。只听见“咔嚓咔嚓”,就这样我们为他们记录下了一张张照片。然而在后期处理中,我们甄选了部分照片并加以合成构成最后的组照。


拍摄相机:佳能EOS 5D MarkII和24-70/2.8镜头

拍摄团队:Limelight Studio | Scott Wright, Justin Chiu

Ultraviolet: 360 Construction In Progress 全球首家感官餐厅Ultraviolet上海建设记录

Over the course of two years, Limelight Studio shot a series of 360-degree photographs of the construction of Paul Pairet’s newly built project, the Ultraviolet restaurant. The construction began in 2010 where Scott began to shoot the structure of the building. From there, Scott and Justin would periodically return to capture the progression of the construction.

WHAT: 360 Series- Progression of UV restaurant construction

WHERE: The Ultraviolet restaurant

WHEN: 2010 – 2012

WHY: The vision that Paul Pairet had for his new restaurant required a very specific building. Limelight Studio wanted to document the development of this space by creating a 360-degree series of each major change or addition made to the structure.

HOW: To take this series, no lights were required. A tripod with a 360 head was set up at the same mark on the floor to make sure the photographs were taken at the same point each time.

CAMERA: Canon 10D with 16-35mm lens

PHOTOGRAPHY: Limelight Studio | Scott Wright, Justin Chiu

历时两年,Limelight Studio为Paul Pairet旗下的新餐厅Ultraviolet拍摄了一系列的360度建设照片。餐厅始建于2010年,而Scott就从那时开始拍摄该建筑的结构。为了拍摄此次建造的进程,他和他的团队周期性地往返那里。



时间:2010 – 2012

缘由:Paul Pairet希望他的新餐厅有一种全新而特别的构造。因此Limelight Studio此次也十分想记录这一空间的发展,这需要通过360度的视角拍摄来记录这个建筑的重要变化以及一些附加的结构。



摄影师:Limelight Studio | Scott Wright, Justin Chiu