by Charlie Kaufman Published 01/08/2016
Members of The Societies will probably be instantly familiar with the Click Group, and also its photographic backgrounds division, Click Props, regular names and faces at the Convention - and at the trade awards, where it has won 'Studio Accessory of the Year' for the past two years running. As it's been a little while since we caught up with the outfit, we felt it was high time to get an update, especially with the exciting news that, after five years of trading, it is due to take its Click Props brand truly international at September's Photokina, Europe's largest photographic show. This is the first time that the company has exhibited in Cologne, and can be found in Hall 4.1 by photographers attending.
Click's MD Charlie Kaufman reveals to Imagemaker that he is adding an additional 50 new background designs to his range in time for the big show: 'Normally we only reveal our new backgrounds in January, but with Photokina coming up we've pushed it forward to September.'
The other exciting news is that Click Props' backgrounds are attracting big name customers in the UK too - including pro photographers Ross Grieve and Emma Drabble, both Panasonic brand ambassadors, along with Elli Cassidy, respected maternity and newborn photographer. Double the appeal
Backgrounds that have proved incredibly popular include the 'Make Mine a Double', a combination background - ie the floor and the background are one piece - an idea which Charlie brought to the UK from America.
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