A recent shoot took me on a monumental photographic journey across the States with maestro director Chris Holt. From North West to South East… a deep zig zag cut through the American landscape as we traced the dark journey of our infamous protagonist.Read More
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Handheld camera work is probably the most pervasive form of motion photography... from news gathering, to 'observational documentaries, to iPhone footage: the camera in the hand is everywhere. And its visual signature is strong, unambiguous, human... we somehow know that it is closer to the 'truth' … to the un-augmented reality of life.Read More
In pre-production for the Elizabeth I series, starring Lily Cole, I discussed using a small degree of 'base layer' diffusion with maestro director Chris Holt. After extensive testing I settled on one of the Kipper Tie diffused Optical Low Pass Filters. These replace the existing Red OLPF and sit directly in front of the sensor for a light touch of softness and some highlight halation.Read More
When it comes to filming History, the photographic benchmark is particularly high. So when I was asked to shoot a history drama with long time collaborator Chris Holt we poured over the many great examples of period photography. There are several inspired approaches to the past, but we were particularly drawn to Justin Kurzel and Adam Arkapaw's breathtaking Macbeth and to the challenge set by Barry Lyndon's bold reliance on candle light.Read More
A spectacular solo exhibition by Chris Holt at Olyvia Fine Art in London.
His work filled with mystery, intensity and abstraction.
Like painted frames from an unmade dark cinema masterpiece.Read More