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The London Mastaba Timelapse

The London Mastaba Timelapse

If you follow my stories on instagram you’ll have seen I was in Hyde Park in London filming a very special (to me) and temporary art installation. But what of it, you ask? I’d like to take this opportunity to talk about inspiration.

The 2016 Reel is finally here!

The 2016 Reel is finally here!

I know I usually realease my showreel at some point in January but it's been a hell of a start to 2017!  All good though may I add,  and for reasons that I can't disclose just yet, you'll just have to wait for my excuses - they're pretty good though!

Creating a Monster - 24hrs at Broadway Tower

Creating a Monster - 24hrs at Broadway Tower

For the past few years there's been a lot of 'in my bag' posts where photographers list or take a picture of their kit.  For me that would be a challenge in itself as most of my kit is big bits of metal or just too long to fit into your average picture. 

Instead of a normal picture, I decided last year to show some of my kit in action on my 2014 showreel as a kind of mini intro to the video.  For this year's reel, I wanted to go big...

Time Travel: Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro

Time Travel: Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro

Renowned for it's islands poking out of the Adriatic sea as if they were coming up for air, Croatia is a beautiful spot for touring around on a boat but for this assignment, we were bound for a mainland-only tour to capture it's equally beautiful land based areas!  With a rainy start, would we get what we needed in time?

20 Fourteen: In Loving Memory of Rob's Back and Right Leg

20 Fourteen: In Loving Memory of Rob's Back and Right Leg

As I sit here typing this, my legs ache, my neck aches - everything aches.  I'm still shivering and if there were a human size microwave available, I'd pop myself in and hit defrost! But what's this all about?  If you've been following my story for a while, you'll know that every January I'll release a reel of clips and highlights covering my shoots from the previous year.  This year, however, has been nothing short of manic and the usually slow January and February in tv land proved to be otherwise so I've not found the time to get round to it as well.   Boo hoo I hear you cry.  Well, the thing is, I also wanted to shoot an idea I had and I've been waiting on some decent weather to coincide with my schedule...

Lapse London: The results!

Lapse London: The results!

On Saturday the 6th December I was invited to do a talk about motion timelapse at an event set up by Triggertrap to create the world's first crowd-sourced timelapse of London.   I've not done much in the way of public speaking since I was asked to do a reading at church when I was a kid and subsequently broke down into a blubbering mess, overcome with emotion, nerves and not liking the whole 'situation'.  What could go wrong?

Timelapse Rewind: Latitude 2013

Timelapse Rewind: Latitude 2013

Back in the days when I had gone feral and my beard was out of control, I'd long had an idea to try and timelapse a projection of a slow motion clip somehow but with a lack of time and the facilities to accomplish this, my best route was to try and convince someone to help me do it!

Shooting the Shangri La at the Shard

Shooting the Shangri La at the Shard

One of the most common bookings I get for shooting timelapse is when a project is almost finished.  The production company has shot all the material (or most) and is now sitting in a windowless, probably underground bunker-type room with a handful of drives, an editor or two and an edit producer or someone similar. 

We Will Remember Them: A Timelapse at the Cenotaph

We Will Remember Them: A Timelapse at the Cenotaph

The First World War officially ended on the eleventh hour on the eleventh day on the eleventh month, 1918 - Armistice Day.  Today it's often known as Remembrance Day or Poppy Day and a two minute's silence is held for the fallen in all conflicts since this date.  In the UK and other Commonwealth members, a poppy is worn out of respect for those that gave their lives so we can live ours freely.

Anglesey and the terror of twenty goats

Anglesey and the terror of twenty goats

Working as a full-time Timelapse Photographer can have it's downsides - not many, but like any other profession, it's not all plain sailing.   When I'm booked for a job, I'll try and catch up on my sleep before I head off but sometimes, I really don't help myself.   So I was asked to head to Anglesey to shoot some timelapse for the good old BBC (The programme name withheld as it's not been broadcast yet) and I took the 6hr drive from London to the very tip of Anglesey, technically Holy Island, to Southstack Lighthouse to do a bit of a recce before the next few day's shooting commenced.