"As soon as Becky and Nick rocketed around the dance floor like complete pros, I was unsure whether I could capture the movement and energy of the routine..."
"... Five Came Back is at times almost overwhelming in its detail and varied subject matter, chronicling so many facets of how film and war intertwined during World War II..."
So I donned my tux and switched on the cameras, the rest was laid out before me to record. What a great job this is...
"With drinks over, I shadowed the wedding party all the way to check-in for Paris..."
"...A lovely day with good people - it's why doing this job is a pleasure..."
"... Nestled in the hills north of Seville it's the most amazing place to spend some time. It is owned by the wonderful Charlotte Scott, a Brit who arrived in Andalucía in the 1970s and spent several decades turning a crumbling old Manse into a very special boutique hotel..."
"... It doesn’t take much to figure out I relish working in low light. A flick through the blog posts and portfolio reveals the majority of content in shadows or lamp-lit rooms - the intention to emphasise atmosphere and feeling - key elements of any wedding day..."
"...There are many issues with social media, from its corrosion of civic life to its cultural shallowness, but the argument I want to make here is more pragmatic: You should quit social media because it can hurt your career..."
"... Kew Gardens and a sunny August day, the perfect match. It’s an interesting location on any day of the year, but switch on some lush, bright light and the place just buzzes..."
Oscar buzz is nearly at fever-pitch ahead of this weekend's Academy Awards. So this means I have another few days left to indulge my fascination with the medium.
... I didn’t reveal to them just how nervous I was to get this right. Capturing the tone of such a personal family time can be tricky. Get this wrong and you’ll stick out, get it right and you have a little bit of gold, the significance of which galvanises over time.
"... This is a film that I think will forever change my approach to shooting dancing at weddings..."
To gain a better understanding of what makes Young so sought after, take a look at this feature on the terrific website Film School Rejects, a constant source of thoughtful posts on the state of cinema today...
So, there's an Orthodox Armenian church in Kensington - who knew? And what a stunning space it is. Small, atmospheric: perfect for Emma & Ted’s September wedding...
This little film will absolutely warm your heart - and that’s my idea of Christmas; a time to think, reflect and feel pretty lucky. You’ll see what I mean.
It's fashionable these days to knock digital, to somehow suggest film was/is better. It's not. It's just different...
For a photographer who is at his most stimulated when shooting people, the opportunity to float around the periphery of a bunch of people who totally ignore you is manna from heaven...
I distinctly recall Christina’s tone. It was almost cautious. “The chapel will be candlelit," she said. "Will that work?”. Of course it would...
David Von Drehle’s fantastic overview of this slow motion descent into the abyss is so brilliantly constructed you are left with the feeling Trump has carefully and craftily put one over on all of us.
"Many books are described as "unputdownable", but this huge tome truly is something that once opened has you transfixed..."
I love small weddings. They suit my style and attention to detail and I like the feeling of being able to concentrate on specific emotions of a select number of people...
"... One can only imagine the visceral excitement of the concept artists at Industrial Light & Magic when they pitched-up for work every day, tasked with creating the world on which JJ Abrams could base The Force Awakens..."
"... I spent an hour, just me and best buddy my 50mm lens, prowling around like a clumsy cat trying to capture the creative chaos of Chantal’s crack team of floral ninjas..."
Characters aplenty, a chocolate box country church, even the vicar was a great guy – shooting this wedding was like falling off a log. Plus, it was my birthday.
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