Sunday, December 26, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Above: A policeman, who was knocked to the ground unconscious by an object hitting his helmet, is caught in a camera flash.
All in all it was hard demo to cover; bitterly cold, fading light and plenty of things to keep your eyes open for. I'll be better prepared if there's another one!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Just a short note to say that the blog is undergoing some much needed updates and maintenance work so please excuse the appearance for the time being. Unfortunately it's come at the same time as I'm trying to set up 2 x 8TB archive system, a complete website and archive overhaul, having to do a two travel assignment...oh and a little matter of Christmas shopping. It never rains it pours! Nevertheless normal service will hopefully be resuming by the end of the week.
Friday, December 03, 2010
I've finally got round to watching the epic Paris Texas by Wim Wenders. As I was contemplating the cinematography it jolted my memory of a short movie I shot on set for about this time last year. The film, The Downbeat, was directed by James Hills with Laurence Blyth as the DP. It's always felt a bit strange shooting stills on set as it almost seemed like you were stealing someone else's set up and lighting skills! But I guess like any aspect of the film and tv industry it's a collaborative creative effort. Plus I soon realised being a set photographer can be great fun but at the same time, pretty grueling work.