I've always shot things. I began with a super eight camera - filming or taking photographs of bands I went to see as a teenager and later graduated on to operating 16mm film cameras on music videos and concerts. I also shot a lot of time lapse material all around the world.
I can shoot on most formats and still have a 16mm film camera kit which I mostly use to shoot stylised b'roll but will happily shoot on most formats if required.
Excerpts of images shot for Thai cultural spectacular
Music Videoimages shot for Thai cultural spectacular
16mm Camera Operator
Miami Nice (excerpt)
Director / Camera Digibeta + PD 160.
A selection of my stills - I'm still pretty analogue. I shoot using a Rolleiflex medium format camera or 35mm neg and then scan the film.
The bulk of these images were taken while travelling in South East Asia and South America.
There are also some images from the early eighties which were part of a photo project - 'Down And Out In London' - which I used for my portfolio to apply to art school as well as photos of bands. The agricultural images were part of an ongoing documentary project within the farming community close to where I grew up. The abstracts were originated as potential artwork for various friends' bands.
A selection of 16mm footage I shot to be projected for a Thai cultural spectacular
A selection of clips I shot on 16mm.
This video was shot upstairs at the Cobden Working Men's Club and beautifully lit bt Greg Copeland as usual - one big light on the roof of the flats across the road. I shot the whole clip using a super 16mm Arri Sr3 mounted on an egripment mini jib and bazooka which was my favourite mount. I used only one lens - a 135mm zeiss prime. The clip was filmed on black and white reversal stock which was Greg's forte.
Behind the scenes at the Miami Winter Music Conference 2000. I led a team of five DV Directors who followed World famous DJ's day and night for a little over week. I directed the institial elements with a Digibeta crew and followed a bunch of Playboy bunnies and DJ MJ Cole over the course of the week shooting on a PD150.