Sam Tomkins for Shock Doctor

We were asked to photograph the then England Rugby League player Sam Tomkins on location at Saracens Rugby Club, London. This was shortly before he joined the New Zealand Warriors of Australia’s NRL, signing for a world record fee.

We would be featuring Sam in the Shock Doctor range of sports wear, both on a plain background and on the pitch. The shoot was to take place during a press day at the rugby club and we would be shooting in between interviews. This meant that time was limited and were going to have to work fast to fit in the wide variety of images required.

Shock Doctor would be using the images both in the UK and USA to promote their Shock Doctor brand in a variety of media. The posing, locations and composition was entirely up to us.

Soon after the shoot Sam joined the New Zealand Warriors of Australia’s NRL, signing for a world record fee.

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes with CliQQ Photography and Sam Tomkins

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Absolutely great shots and great suggestions on shots/poses. Exceeded all our expectations and delivered more than we could have ever imagined! Also, I’ve never seen so much photographic equipment either!

Ying Pickavance

Senior Category & Brand Manager, Shock Doctor

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