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Unexpected locations

Unexpected locations

Brooke Shaden is a wonderfully creative photographer, whose images make me wish that I had the opportunity to spend more time on creating and editing more theatrical images. But I can’t complain; my time is, after all, spent on pursuing other passions and fascinating goals. One of the problems I came across when shooting for […]

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Long Time

Long Time

Some people with whom I was at school were friends for many years thereafter, and some drifted into the distance as time moved on. (Some more quickly than others, thank goodness.) Thanks to the rise of services like Facebook, some have popped up again many years later and I’m glad to be in touch with […]

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Top of the world

Top of the world

Reknowned photographer Joe McNally ascends to the very top of the tallest man-made structure in the world… to say he’s been and to take some portraits while he’s there. Why just take a photo of the view when you can tell a story of the people that work there?

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Against the wobble

Against the wobble

Jo commented that the video I shot under windy conditions on Iona was remarkably steady. I did my best to hold the camera as steady as I could whilst filming, but the wind got the better of me and so the original film sequence is quite wobbly. The final version on YouTube, linked in this […]

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Jura

Jura

My friends Yannick and Lea made another film last summer of an extended journey around the Jura mountains, on the northern edge of Switzerland and into France. It’s quite delightful and rounded off wonderfully by the music they’ve used, which they composed and produced themselves. I am envious of their talent, it must be said.

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Kensington to Camden

Kensington to Camden

Photographer Nick Turpin straps a camera to his motorbike and shows just how hair-raising a drive through London can be.

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Droning on

Droning on

Talking of objects of desire… how about your own private “octocopter” for filming and for aerial photography? (This sequence filmed by facebook.com/FSAviationGmbh.)

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Goodbye Chris

Goodbye Chris

Chris Moyles hosts his last radio show on BBC Radio 1 after 15 years with the station.

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C’était un Rendezvous

C’était un Rendezvous

One of my favourite pieces of non-fiction film: an eight and a half minute sequence filmed by Claude Lelouch on the streets of Paris in 1976.

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It’s not about the tool you use

It’s not about the tool you use

Pro photographer Zack Arias is thrown down the challenge of taking street portraits using nothing but a point-and-shoot camera and an optically-triggered second flash gun. Zack’s ebullient approach and the results we see towards the end of the film show that photography isn’t about using really expensive equipment.

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The City of Samba

The City of Samba

I’ve seen many miniaturized time-lapse films over the past couple of years, but this is far and away my favourite thus far. By Keith Loutit (of course) and Jarbas Agnelli. Make sure you watch it all the way to the end.

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